Seth Franco, the first Caucasian Harlem Globetrotter since 1942, shares his walk with the Lord with children, teenagers and adults all around the country through his unique ball-handling routine. Seth was raised in a Christian household. His grandfather, who was healed of cancer more than 20 years ago, currently travels as an evangelist sharing the testimony of his healing with others. Seth's father ministers in his local church through music, and his two brothers are youth pastors.
Growing up under the influence of these godly role-models made a profound impact on Seth. From an early age he knew he wanted to be a part of sharing the truth of the Bible with others. In the seventh grade, Seth wrote an essay stating that he wanted to be a professional basketball player and a preacher one day, and certainly Seth has achieved that dream.
As a senior in high school, he served as the school's chaplain. During his college career, he was published in the Princeton Theological Review. And, in October 2003, Seth joined the Harlem Globetrotters. After touring the United States and Europe, Seth made the decision to stop playing professional basketball and pursue ministry full-time. Since then, he has performed and shared his personal testimony of his relationship with Jesus Christ to kids, teenagers and adults all over the country. Performances have taken place in public and private high schools, churches, juvenile detention centers, summer camps, the Basketball Hall of Fame and as half-time entertainment for various sporting events.
Seth has been privileged to work with such Christian organizations as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Upward Basketball, Youth For Christ, One For His Kingdom, Youth With A Mission, Impact World Tour, Trinity Broadcasting Network and more. He passionately desires to use his athletic skills to bring home the message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ and to encourage those who already know Him to keep trusting Him for the future.
"Seth Franco far exceeded our expectations. His talents on the basketball court are surpassed only by his deep concern for the spiritual lives of those in attendance. He was involved in sharing Christ with and leading in prayer many who made decisions. Seth is a servant and an evangelist. I would recommend Seth and his ministry to any church. I cannot wait to have Seth again to share with us in ministry." - Pastor of Student Ministries, Calvary Baptist Church
"Seth Franco was just what our children needed. He was very professional and had the ability to talk with children of all ages. Even the adults enjoyed the event. Seth was able to bring God’s Word to the children in a way they could understand. Following the performance, Seth stayed and spent time talking with, praying, and teaching basketball tricks to everyone interested. We continue hearing positive feedback from teachers five days after the event. We would definitely recommend Seth to perform at any church event". - Evangelism Chair, West Union Presbyterian Church
"Seth was awesome! The nearly 500 kids and 1,000 adults were both captivated by his basketball tricks and testimony. His ability to capture the attention and involve the crowd was exceptional. His servant’s heart was so evident." - Doreen, Green Pond Bible Chapel