Mariano Rivera to Build Pentecostal Church After Retirement

Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, baseball's greatest closer, is reportedly building a Pentecostal church in New Rochelle, NY after he retires at the end of the this season.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Rivera's wife, Clara, will be the pastor and, as the Christian Post notes, the church will be called "Refugio de Esperanza, or Refuge of Hope church."

The church will be "committed to the revitalization of its community and its aim is to do so through projects and special programs delivered with a genuine demonstration of God's love. The church will provide food, clothing and resources to those in need and is currently developing a learning center for New Rochelle's children and teens that will offer educational help, sports programs and after school activities."

"The youth is our power for the next generation," Ciara Rivera told the Los Angeles Times. "And if no one takes care of them, we're going to lose them. I want to do my part. That's my new career."



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