When we moved from Orlando to Birmingham, we already had the idea of mixing boxing and ministry in mind. Thus, Fight 4 Life Fitness and Boxing Ministry, Inc. was born. In the beginning, people told us we should change our organization name, taking “ministry” out. They told us, “the ministry part wouldn’t last,” and that calling it the Birmingham Boxing Academy, would allow more people to become involved. They felt that having the word “ministry” meant boxers would have the church poured on them. Thanks to a dear friend of Fight 4 Life, keeping “ministry” in the name suited the non-profit the best.
Boxers are advised when they join, that Fight 4 Life is non-denominational but prayer is present. If a boxer is uncomfortable, they are always welcome to step outside during prayer. We would never want our boxers to feel uncomfortable. With prayer time, we talk to our boxers and meet with them wherever they are in their walk with Christ. Our goal isn’t to run people away but instead to walk our boxers into building a relationship with Christ. We work to get one at a time and bring that one closer to God.
In case you needed more, Dorothy and Greg had the opportunity to talk to their church in 2012 about what they are doing with their ministry.