Connor and Rebekah Hughes


Thank you so much for expressing interest in hearing more about our ministry. 

We are so excited for you to hear more about what God doing. Ever since I was transformed by the gospel in college through Athletes in Action on the campus of Virginia, I have had a desire to serve the Lord by spreading the good news and discipling others in a similar way to my first experiences with the God who saves. What a journey is has been. I've experienced life stages of setting collegiate football records at UVA, playing NFL Europe and brief stints in the NFL (off and preseasons) with the Saints, Steelers, and the Cowboys to being newly married, having no job, and a few hundred bucks to my name. God provides! This journey has motivated my wife and I to serve our Lord full-time and to pursue ministry as a family.

We are thrilled to be a part of CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) with Athletes in Action. God has made evident His call for us to share the love and freedom that only Jesus offers and to be full time witnesses to the athletic community at the University of Virginia. We were placed at UVA and in two short years we have seen God do some incredible things in the hearts and minds of the student athletes and coached here at UVA. 

We are still in need of financial partners to bear with us in our witness to the university!

We are asking God to raise up ministry partners who will continue to sustain our family with finances, prayers, and creative ministry ideas while we reach out to the student-athletes, coaches, and athletic administration at UVA full time. There isn’t a better time to reach lost campuses for Christ than now! Please pray for this to come to fruition and maybe even consider joining our team to impact the world through athletes by our partnering with us financially.

We would also love to share with you personally about our ministry. Please email or

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We hope that you will prayerfully consider being part of our team and partnership for the Gospel. A team God is using to change the world on eternal soul at a time.                  

                                                                              Eagerly in Christ, 

                                                                                               Connor and Bekah

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