I used the amazing story of Ted Williams in my talk this weekend – and my buddy Rob pointed me toward a little backstory on the guy who “discovered” him. Here’s a clip of the CNN article called How Faith Helped Uncover the Golden Voice:
Looking through the lens of faith
But the reason Chenoweth stopped goes deeper than his job.
It’s “standard operating procedure” for him, he said, to stop and talk to people who are homeless, whether he’s carrying a camera or not.
“It’s part of my faith,” he said after some prodding about his motivations. “You may not be able to help someone with money, but you can at least say hello, how you doing, and look at them.”
Doral Chenoweth III, his wife, Robin, and their children Cassie and Kurtis went on a personal mission trip to Tanzania.About 14 years ago, Chenoweth said he was assigned to photograph a homeless ministry at New Life United Methodist Church in downtown Columbus. He was so impressed by the ability of the 50-member congregation to help the homeless that he and his wife joined.
The church’s pastor said that Chenoweth routinely invites people who are homeless to the church for meals and medical attention. He’s also photographed people on the street and displayed their photographs to emphasize their humanity, said the Rev. Jennifer Kimball Casto, New Life’s pastor.