Former Olympic track star Marion Jones will speak at Oklahoma City church

Marion Jones will share her faith testimony as part of a presentation Sunday at People's Church, 800 E Britton Road in Oklahoma City.
by Carla Hinton Published: April 6, 2013
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A former Olympic star whose track-and-field career dissolved after a series of scandals over steroid use will be guest speaker at a local church Sunday.

Marion Jones will share her faith testimony as part of a presentation at People's Church, 800 E Britton Road.

Jones became one of America's most celebrated track and field athletes at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. Jones won three gold and two bronze medals at the Sydney Olympics but was stripped of them when she admitted to steroid use in 2007. In 2008, Jones served most of a six-month federal prison sentence for lying to federal agents about the steroid use and for a check-fraud scheme.

Brian Rush, creative director at People's Church, said the Rev. Herbert Cooper, the church's senior pastor, will interview Jones about her life and career as part of Sunday's presentation. He said the presentation will be live at the church's main campus on Britton Road and will be broadcast simultaneously at the church's Midwest City satellite site.

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by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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