Stephen Lawwell
 (joined on 8-23-99)
Primary Style: Eclectic Combat Karate (3rd Degree)
Secondary Styles:Tae Kwon Do (1st Degree), Gracie Jiu-Jitsu (blue belt)
School: Chief Instructor / Kicks For Christ School Of Martial Arts
Location: Victory Baptist Church, Shelbyville, TN
Training: Began in 1977

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! 

Richard William Pike  (Ricky)
(joined on 8-7-00)
Primary Style: Karate  Green Belt
Secondary Style: ATA White
School Location: Practitioner / Arlington, TN
Affiliations: ATA
Training: started in 1997
"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 it."

Dave Taylor
(joined on 12-2-99)
Primary Style: Wado Ryu Karate, Yudanshi
Secondary Styles: Shindo Yoshin Ryu Jujitsu, Gracie Jujitsu
School:  Assistant Instructor / Conrad Jones Karate Schools
Location: Franklin & Brentwood, TN USA
Affiliations: United States Bonsai Karate Federation, N.A.P.M.A.
Training: started in 1995
Website: http://www.falconx.com/conradjoneskarate
"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
willing...the Holy 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 be
saved.' Hebrews 12:2 & Acts 4:12"

Mark Trent
(joined on 1-23-00)
Primary Style: 1st Dan - Isshinryu Karate
Secondary Styles: Kyusho-jitsu, Russian Sambo, and Jujitsu
School:  Instructor / Johnson City Karate Center
Location: Johnson City, TN
Affiliations: Okinawan Karate Do Union
Training: since 10/91
"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 now."

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