To use our platform of sports chaplaincy to build a bridge between the combat sports community and the local church, enabling relationships to be formed, lives to be transformed, and hearts to be turned toward Jesus Christ, in Las Vegas and around the world
Our Core Values
TRANSFORMATION is our #1 value. Transforming lives one person at a time for Jesus Christ through being…
*RESPONSIVE, To God (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Listening for and reacting quickly with radical obedience toward Gods word and leading
*RELATIONAL, With One Another (Hebrews 10:24-25)
Spurring one another along with authenticity, honesty, and transparency
*RELEVANT, To The Culture (Acts 17:23-28)
To be with the people (right where they are), listening & joining the conversation.
*EXCELLENT, In All We Do (Colossians 3:17/23-24)
Not a vain quest for perfection, but a challenge to strive toward quality & integrity, in all we do, so all that see/hear might be drawn closer to Jesus.
WHAT WE DO
Basic “Pastoral Care” is a big part of sports chaplaincy. These opportunities usually arise from the Chaplain simply being available to the people in the MMA community, building relationships, making connections and helping wherever needed. This happens mostly in an informal way at training and social events, over the telephone, at fight events, during Bible studies, personal appointments or sometimes by just bumping into each other at the super market. We call these moments ‘God Appointments’, which means we are eagerly and gladly available 24-7 for whatever, whenever!
Speaking & Events
18 to 36 year-old men are leaving the church in droves. Only 10% of churches in the US have a healthy, ongoing Men’s Ministry. So where are these men instead?
Mixed Martial Arts may not be your cup of tea, but it is the fastest-growing sport on the planet and its largest group of fans are…you guessed it…men, age 18 to 36.
The Fight Church team has years of experience in bridging the gap- connecting the passion of the gospel with men who are buring for something worth being passionate about. We’ve put together a line up of speakers that are available to bring inspiration in a variety of settings.
From MMA-themed sermons topics, to training events with testimonies from pro fighters. Fight Church can customize any speaking topic or events to fit your needs. We are more than just a ministry to MMA. We believe somethings are worth fighting for. Your marriage, your finances, your relationships with your kids, your health, your church, your community. Fight Church exists to serve, encourage and inspire fighters everywhere. Fighters who fight in the cage, the Mother who is fighting for her kids, the Dad fighting to make a living for his family, the kid fighting to keep it together just to make it through one more day without being bullied or the person (maybe like you) fighting to find his/her purpose in the world.
Go on a mission trip to the fight capital of the world! MMA is the fastest-growing sport in the world. FightCamp is your opportunity to join forces with Fight Church and be part of the thrilling work God is doing in the MMA community.
Experience MMA Culture! You’ll have the unique opportunity to visit some of the most renown MMA gyms on the planet including: Xtreme Couture, Fight Team, Throwdown, TapOut
Serve at Live Events! Participate in a live MMA event. You’ll help with everything from distributing gloves and opening the cage to praying with fighters before and celebrating with them afterwards.
Build Relationships! During your FightCamp experience, you’ll meet and fellowship with MMA fighters, coaches and their families. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a Fight Church open gym or bible study.
Vegas, Baby! In addition to your FightCamp activities, you’ll also be able to explore and experience the sights, sounds and attractions of beautiful Las Vegas.
When? FightCamp can be organized around your schedule and can be customized to fit your needs.
For inquiries about FightCamp, email email@example.com
Are you passionate about ministering to people and would like to dedicate yourself (church/organization) to reaching a growing, unique and often completely unreached people group? If so, you’re exactly who we’re looking for! Partner with us as an affiliate and be part of a growing ministry that’s not only in Vegas, but all over the country and around the world, including Australia, Peru and Hawaii!
~Full use of the Fight Church logo and brand
~Wholesale discounts on Fight Church products
~Customized ministry game plan geared toward partnering with training facilities, promoters, volunteers, corporate sponsors and more.
~One-on-One training, accountability ans support from the Fight Church team.
For inquiries about our Affiliate Program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
like you) fighting to find his/her purpose in the world.
Our founder and head guy is Josh Boyd and he loves MMA! Its his passion, therefore its no surprise that he lives in Vegas, smack dab in the middle of The Fight capital of the world. He has worked real hard, given up a lot, sacrificed and at times even put his own life in harms way to serve and build authentic relationships with the men and women of the MMA community. He has earned their respect and trust by simply being with them. Serving and caring. Connecting with them. No hiden agenda. No join this group, please sign up for this or asking anything of them. Just simply being with them. This approach has allowed for him to share The Good News of Jesus Christ.
Josh is married to his high school (Rebecca), together they have 3 kids (Josiah, Rachel and Joel). Josh attended Taylor University in Indiana where he sucessfully wracked up a huge amount of school debt. Beside being the leader of Fight Church Josh is also the Managing Editor of MMA Main Event Digital Magazine and a Chaplain with Corporate Chaplains of America. Josh would willingly eat steak for every meal every day for the rest of his life.
Our main Fight Church speaker and Josh’s main good pal, Tim Lewis lives in the Midwest, smack dab in the middle of The Cornfield capital of the world. Where every summer they mow their lawns twice a week and in the winter they shovel snow twice a day. Tim loves the midwest not because he’s passionate about the weather, but about the people. The Midwest has some of the best people on the planet. They work hard all week. Weekends are spent grilling as their kids play in the sprinkler. Midwesteners go to Church on Sundays and relax on the front porch Sunday nights watching the sun set reading the paper before starting it all over again Monday.
Tim is married to the love of his life (Billi Jo), together they have 2 daughters (Tabby and Sammy). Tim attended Taylor University where he met his buddy Josh and also wracked up a huge amount of school debt. Tim traveled all over the country for several years as the road manager for an awesome Christian rock band and spent many years as a pastor. Tim’s favorite actor is Clint Eastwood and he depises the candy Skittles. He’s never done a cartwheel and never plans too.
Life in Vegas and life in the Midwest are two times zones away. The culture of MMA and suberia couldn’t be any further apart, but what brings it all together is…people. No matter where you’re from or where you’re at. Weather you’re walking with Jesus, running from him or don’t even have a clue who he is. Fight Church exist to help connect people right where they are with each other and with The Savior who despertly wants to have a relationship with them.
We are more than just a ministry to MMA. We believe somethings are worth fighting for. Your marriage, your finances, your relationships with your kids, your health, your church, your community. Fight Church exists to serve, encourage and inspire fighters everywhere. Fighters who fight in the cage, the Mother who is fighting for her kids, the Dad fighting to make a living for his family, the kid fighting to keep it together just to make it through one more day without being bullied or the person (maybe like you) fighting to find his/her purpose in the world.
Fight Church exists to Fight The Good Fight, whenever and wherever it takes us. Together Josh and Tim make a great team! We don’t take ourselves too serious but we take what we do serious. We would love for you to join our team by getting to know us and allowing us to get to know you. Contact us today! Lets get the ball moving toward building a relationship that just might transform your life and community.