Justin Verlander Religion: Does He Follow Christian Faith?

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Either on or off the field, fans’ concern about MLB pitcher Justin Verlander is inevitable. It’s no wonder that they want to know everything about the baseball star- that includes what religion Verland follows.

All this fandom is thanks to his proficient baseball career- not to mention the Virginia-born is a two-time World Series champion (2017 & 2022), both with Houston Astros.

Justin‘s career in baseball began after being the 2nd overall pick of the Detroit Tigers in the 2004 MLB draft, behind Matt Bush (#1 pick). 

Justin Verlander For The New York Mets
Justin Verlander For The New York Mets (Source: Twitter)

After 13 seasons with the Tigers, he joined Houston Astros (2017-2020) & then went to New York Mets in December 2022, joining Max Scherzer, Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo,  & Pete Alonso, among others. 

With the Mets, he signed a two-year $86.7 million contract with the vesting option for the 2025 season.

Verlander even represented the United States in the 2003 Pan American Games, where they won the silver medal.

Justin Verlander Religion: Is He Christian?

The Mets player Justin Verlander may not have spoken the exactly what religion he follows, but fans already have answers to those based on his Instagram posts.

Based on his social media speculations, the MLB star is Christian.

In his Instagram post, he often shares family moments celebrating Christmas.

In December 2017, Verlander, along with his newly married actress wife Kate Upton, posted of Christmas celebration & wrote, “1st official Verlander family Christmas here we come!”

Moreover, the American baseball player is often spotted wearing a cross necklace.

His faith in god & need for humanitarian work has led him to social welfare. He and his wife, Kate Upton, founded the Wins for Warrior foundation to support military veterans and their families.

Justin Verlander’s Family

Justin Verlander was born on February 20, 1983, in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia, United States. His parents are Richard Verlander and Kathy Verlander. 

Justin has a younger brother, Ben Verlander. Ben is a former baseball player and was an outfielder for the Lakeland Flying Tigers.

After playing the Tigers for three seasons (2015- 2017), he went on to join Fox Sports as an MLB analyst and the host of the “Flippin’ Bats” podcast.

Justin Verlander With His Parents
Justin Verlander With His Parents (Source: Instagram)

Justin Verlander belongs to the white ethnicity. He also has ancestral roots in Germany and Poland. His grandfather served in World War II and has his family’s roots in Poland.

His parents released a book, Rocks Across the Pond: Lessons Learned, Stories Told, in 2021. The book includes Justin’s experiences and his experience as a baseball player.

Justin was passionate about baseball from a young age. He played at Tuckahoe Little League in Richmond.

His parents supported and motivated him to pursue his dreams. His Father sent him to The Richmond Baseball Academy at a young age. 

Wife & Kids

Justin Verlander is married to Kate Upton. Kate is an American Actress and supermodel.

The couple first met in 2012 at the MLB 2k12 TV advert and engaged after three years in 2016. 

Justin Verlander With His Wife Kate Upton And Daughter
        Justin Verlander With His Wife Kate Upton And Daughter (Source: WWD)

A year later, on November 4, 2017, the pair tied the knot in Tuscany, Italy, in the Medieval Church.

Justin and Kate welcomed their daughter, Genevieve Upton Verlander, on November 7, 2018. The couple share a beautiful bond and live a beautiful life together.

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