Eclectic Combat Karate (3rd Degree)
Kwon Do (1st Degree), Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt)
Instructor / Kicks For Christ School Of Martial Arts
Victory Baptist Church, Shelbyville, TN
I trusted in Christ
as my Saviour in 1982 after watching a documentary on hell. It was
then that I realized I was a sinner bound for hell and that I needed a
Saviour. I was born, raised, and have grown up in an Independent,
Fundamental Baptist Church. Kicks For Christ's current enrollment
is approximately 250. No fees are charged for class or for belt tests.
An offering is taken up each class and sent to the mission field.
In almost four years the Lord has allowed us to send over $14,000 to the
mission fields of Kenya, Cuba, and Mexico. To God Be The Glory Great
Things He Hath Done!
William Pike (Ricky)
(joined on 8-7-00)
Karate Green Belt
Practitioner / Arlington, TN
"Well I was at school
and I realized I wasn't saved, and I asked the Lord to come into my life.
Right now I am helping out with the youth group at my church. We have seen
alot of kids become saved through it. I am just blessed to be apart in
(joined on 12-2-99)
Wado Ryu Karate, Yudanshi
Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu, Gracie Jujitsu
Assistant Instructor / Conrad Jones Karate Schools
& Brentwood, TN USA
United States Bonsai Karate Federation, N.A.P.M.A.
"I accepted Christ in
1976. I have been blessed all of my life, and I realize that
there is more to being a Christian than keeping it to yourself. We
are to share with others the message of Christ, for only by his Grace can
we be saved. There are no valid excuses for not sharing the
gospel; even though Satan will provide you with an entire list of reasons
why you can't: 'I don't know how', 'I don't
know enough', 'I'm
too nervous', 'It's too hard', 'I've never done that', 'What if they disagree',
etc... Jesus only asks us to go and tell, and to be
Spirit will guide you and handle the rest.
'Looking unto Jesus
the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before
Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down
at the right hand
of the throne of God. Neither is there salvation in any other: for
there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must
12:2 & Acts 4:12"
(joined on 1-23-00)
1st Dan - Isshinryu Karate
Kyusho-jitsu, Russian Sambo, and Jujitsu
Instructor / Johnson City Karate Center
Okinawan Karate Do Union
"I thought I was saved
at the age of 17 but, only did it because I knew my Mother wanted me to.
So I prayed the prayer, got baptized, and joined the church. (No change)
So I went on to live my life the way I wanted, doing what I wanted to do
when I wanted to do it. So 14 yrs. later I felt the need to get my children
in church. (but not me) I went one night to a revival service and became
under such conviction. I don't remembered what all the preacher, preached
on but, I do remember him saying 'The wind bloweth where it listeth, and
thou hearst the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it come, and whither
it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spirit.' John 3:8
I began to sweat and my heart began to pound out of my chest, and then
started shaking all over. I went to the alter and called out to the Lord
and got saved for real this time. And I have never been the same. Thank
you 'Jesus' Truly 'Born Again.' I just want to do what is pleasing to Him
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