Despres Recovers from Heart Problem; Back as USC Football Chaplain

August 10, 2015

Columbia International University alumnus Adrian Despres is back on the sidelines as the guest chaplain for the University of South Carolina football team after surgery in which a stent was placed to alleviate two blockages in the same artery. The blockage was discovered in a series of medical tests.

Despres graduated from CIU Seminary & School of Ministry in 1992. In addition to his ministry to the USC Gamecocks, he has spoken to over one million people in two decades as an evangelist with Kingdom Building Ministries. Despres was honored by CIU with the Kingdom Impact Award in 2012.

USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier has said Despres “may be one of the best preachers you’ll ever hear.”   

Read more about Despres’ recovery in The State newspaper article, “USC football chaplain back in business after heart problem.”