Soccer star Bernard Parker has given his life to the Lord. Parker officially became a member of the Catholic faith this past Easter weekend after getting baptized in a ceremony attended by family and close friends. Pics! Soccer star Bernard Parker gets baptized.

Parker’s wife Wendy revealed that the star had been attending classes on a weekly basis for a year and doing everything required of him. “He really showed that he wanted this. I am happy because this will bring more stability into his life,” she said.

The couple also wed in the church as their marriage was not recognized by the church.