Darryl Strawberry (Photos courtesy of Ocean City Tabernacle)

The Ocean City Tabernacle welcomes back eight-time MLB All-Star Darryl Strawberry for the 8:30 a.m. traditional and 10:30 a.m. contemporary worship services on Sunday, Aug. 8.

Throughout his 17-year career, Strawberry played with the Mets, Dodgers, Giants and Yankees, winning four World Series titles and leading the National League in home runs in 1988 with 39.

From battling cancer to substance abuse and addiction, Strawberry’s life has taken many turns, but the greatest was surrendering to God and giving his life to Christ, according to a Tabernacle news release.

Committed to using his status and story to serve the Lord as an ordained minister, he is on a mission to help others transform their lives, the release stated.

Also appearing at the Tabernacle on Aug. 8 will be contemporary hymn and songwriter, recording artist and worship leader Paul Baloche.

A three-time Dove Award winner, Baloche fills the stage with energy and passion grounded in the truth of God’s word, the release said.

He will be accompanied by a full band led by New Jersey’s own Dave Pettigrew. The free concert begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:15 p.m. for first come, first served seating and a hymn sing at 6:30 p.m.

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Located at 550 Wesley Avenue, the Ocean City Tabernacle is “a family ministry center where the Gospel of Jesus Christ is central.”

Paul Baloche