Randall Cunningham is not only Vashti Cunningham’s father, he is also her coach and her pastor.
That’s a lot of father-daughter time in any family, but in this one, it’s part of the family business — producing elite athletes who are also deeply committed Christians.
Randall Cunningham, 53, was a quarterback, primarily for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings. He retired in 2001. Felicity Cunningham, Randall Cunningham’s wife, is a former professional ballerina.
Their eldest son, Randall Cunningham II, is a track-and-field star at the University of Southern California, and second child Vashti, 18, is making her Olympic debut Thursday (Aug. 18) in the women’s high jump.
“She has the genetics,” Randall Cunningham told the Portland (Ore.) Tribune. “God has blessed her. … The strength, the jumping — she has that.”
She also has her parents’ faith. Randall and Felicity Cunningham are co-pastors and founders of Remnant Ministries, a nondenominational Christian church with about 1,200 members that grew out of a weekly Bible study the couple held in their Las Vegas living room.
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FORMER NFL PLAYER AND PASTOR RANDALL CUNNINGHAM RAISING CHRISTIAN ATHLETES was originally published on praisecleveland.com