2016 MLB Faith Night Guide

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first Home Plate event in Detroit. It began when a local pastor had a vision to impact youth with the Gospel using the platform of Major League Baseball. On the morning of a 1987 game Tigers pitcher, Frank Tanana, shared his testimony and presented the Gospel to a group of 1,030 youths. To this day the event continues to impact thousands each year as players and fans gather to celebrate their faith in Jesus Christ.


Eventually the vision caught on; thirteen years ago, the non-profit ministry, Third Coast Sports partnered with minor league baseball teams to create a night focused on the Christian faith in the world of baseball. On “Faith Night” a Christian concert would precede or follow the game and players would present testimonies of their faith in Jesus Christ. In 2006, Faith Night spread to the major leagues and is a highly-anticipated yearly event in many MLB teams’ schedules to this day.


This year, thirteen MLB teams are hosting Faith Nights as a time for fans and players to join in Christian worship and outreach. Each night will feature different players and some will have Christian artists performing and representing their faith in Jesus Christ. See below for a full guide to this year’s MLB Faith Nights.


May 7th, Detroit Tigers: 2016 Event Page    2015 Video   2016 Sold Out  Home Plate History


Celebrating 30 years, HOME PLATE is an annual outreach event held at Comerica Park at which current and former members of the Detroit Tigers, along with other professional athletes, share about their careers as professional athletes and their faith in Jesus Christ.


May 21st, NY Mets  2016 Event Page


The inaugural Faith Day at Citi Field will begin with a pre-game performance featuring KJ 52 on the Mets Plaza beginning at 2:00 p.m. After the game, all fans will be welcomed to Field Level seating to listen to Mets players and

coaches, including Stephen Matz, Curtis Granderson, Neil Walker, Juan Lagares and Jeurys Familia share their testimonies shortly after the conclusion of the game. Finally, there will be a 20 minute faith based message delivered by Pastor Scott Dawson


June 18th, Houston Astros  2016 Event Page Brian Heath


Faith and Family Night, presented by Chick-fil-A, is back in 2016 and will be featuring Brandon Heath! The Faith and Family Night concert will begin after the Astros take on the Reds at 3:10 pm on Saturday, June 18th.


Astros outfielder Colby Rasmus and his wife, Megan, will share their faith testimonies prior to the start of the concert.


June 26, Arizona Diamondbacks:  2016 Event Page Matthew West


Join the D-backs and churches from the around the Valley at Chase Field as we host Faith & Family Night on Friday, August 26, featuring Matthew West!

Faith & Family Night includes: Discounted tickets, Postgame Fireworks, D-backs Player Q&A, VIP/Field Pass Opportunities and a Matthew West postgame concert. The concert is free with a ticket to this night’s game!


July 9th, Kansas City Royals: 2016 Event Page  Tickets Casting Crowns


The Kansas City Royals will host their annual Faith & Family Day at The K presented by Hobby Lobby on Saturday, July 9, 2016, when the Seattle Mariners come to The K. The *event will feature a post-game appearance and speech from select players and/or executives, as well as Scott Dawson of Safe at Home, and a post-game concert by Casting Crowns.


July 20th, Pittsburgh Pirates: 2016 Event Page


Following the game, you’ll relocate to sections 1-8 and 101-108* along the first base line to hear your favorite Pirate players and coaches share their personal experiences with how their faith has impacted both their lives and their careers in baseball specifically.

Players scheduled to appear include Andrew McCutchen, Josh Harrison, Mark Melancon, Jordy Mercer, David Freese, Jared Hughes, Chris Stewart, Matt Joyce, Sean Rodriguez and manager Clint Hurdle**


July 30th, San Diego Padres: 2016 Event Page Jordan Feliz Audio Adrenaline


The Padres invite you to join hundreds of other churches from around Southern California for Padres Faith & Family Night on Saturday, July 30 at 5:40 p.m. This event has been designed specifically with churches in mind and will provide your church with a great night of fun, fellowship and worship!

Your game ticket includes:

  • Padres vs. Cincinnati Reds
  • Padres Ear Buds
  • Post-game Q & A and testimony with Padres players
  • Post-game concert featuring Jordan Feliz and Audio Adrenaline


July 31st, Los Angeles Dodgers: 2016 Event Page


Dodger players Clayton Kershaw & Adrian Gonzalez cordially invite you to a day of faith, family, and fellowship at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, July 31.   Following the game, Dodger players will share their personal testimony with fans in attendance. All fans in attendance are invited to stay after the game to enjoy our post-game program.


August 7th, St. Louis Cardinals: 2016 Event Page


Thrivent Financial is proud to present the 2016 Christian Day at the Ballpark on Sunday, August 7th when the Cardinals face the Atlanta Braves. Tickets in the Pavilion and Terrace levels are just $17 and the first 1,000 tickets include an invitation to the Thrivent Financial Pregame Party located in the Riverview Corner at Busch Stadium. Make sure to stay after the game for the Christian Day Program which features keynote speaker David Eckstein, current Cardinals players and Manager Mike Matheny.


August 7th, Colorado Rockies: 2016 Event Page Crowder


We are pleased to announce that Crowder will be this year’s musical guest! For over ten years now, this post-game event has been a fan favorite, and we are looking forward to another big day. Besides being a great outreach opportunity, Faith Day offers Colorado churches and Christians from all over the state the chance to come together for a time of fellowship at the ballpark!


August 13th, Minnesota Twins: 2016 Event Page  


The Minnesota Twins will host Faith Night at Target Field presented by Praise FM on Saturday, August 13, when the Twins take on the Kansas City Royals. The event will feature a postgame program featuring live worship music and testimonies by Brian Dozier, Kyle Gibson and other Twins players.


August 20th, San Francisco Giants: 2016 Event Page   2015 Photos


The Giants and the Salvation Army are proud to present the Giants annual Fellowship Day! All Special Event ticket holders will receive a ticket to the Saturday game versus the Mets, as well as receive a limited-edition Fellowship-themed Giants item! A portion of proceeds from every special event ticket will go back to the Salvation Army, to aid in their ongoing mission. After the game, all fans are invited to stay and listen to players give their testimonials about how faith has played a beneficial role in their personal and professional lives. Additionally, award-winning Christian music songwriter, Matthew West, will be performing live for all fans in attendance!


August 27th, Washington Nationals: 2016 Event Page


Join us in celebrating Faith and Nationals Baseball with Faith & Family Night at Nationals Park on Saturday, August 27 as the Washington Nationals take on the Colorado Rockies at 1:05 p.m.    Stay after the game for a special presentation of player testimonials and a LIVE concert, featuring local area choirs!


September 10th, Oakland Athletics: 2016 Event Page  Tickets


Join the A’s for our annual Faith and Family Day on Saturday, September 10. This popular post-game event is highlighted by A’s players and coaches sharing their testimonials, as well as a performance by Donnie Moore and the Radical Reality Team.


For more player testimonies and events, please visit the Increase Baseball: https://theincreasebaseball.com/