The Lord’s Gym
Since 1993, the Lord’s Gym has provided an opportunity for men to grow spiritually, emotionally, and physically while pumping iron. Located at the corner of Race and 12th Streets downtown, the Gym offers a variety of weight lifting equipment and opportunities for Christian fellowship. Bible studies take place three times per day. Because the gym hosts on average 400 patrons each month, hundreds of people have heard and responded to the gospel of Jesus. We have seen God help men overcome their addiction problems and become productive people.
Bob Clarke, Director of Men’s Ministries, has been involved with the Lord’s Gym since the very beginnning. He gives direction and oversight to the staff and facility located at 12th and Race Street. In addition, he oversee’s Jerry’s House…a live-in discpleship program for men located at 64 East McMicken St. The management staff includes Robert Dothard (pastor of Central Assembly of God) and Kevin Johnson.
Read some of the testimonies from a few of The Lord’s Gym¹s patrons:
“The Lord’s Gym has taken me from a street thug who did all that he could to ignore God, to a man who enjoys pleasing Him on a daily basis.” A. J.
“I used to doubt the power of God, but he showed up in my life. He proved to me that He is real. I prayed on it and I just want to thank Him.” R. M.
“He helped me stay out of the street and stay positive about life, stay off drugs, and find new friends.” R. P.
“The Lord’s Gym is, and has been a blessing in my life. It’s a sanctuary here in Over-the-Rhine amongst the toils of life and the bondages of inner-city life.” J. F.
“When I was a kid, I never had a problem with stuttering until I got into my late 20′s and early 30′s. Now, God has healed me from stuttering.” C.W
“Well God has used the gym to bless me with good friends. To talk to in my time of need, and I thank the Lord for that until the end of time.” G.M.
Your financial and prayer support is helping us to create an environment that God can use to change destructive behavioral patterns though the power of God’s word and Holy Spirit.
Learn more about the Lord’s Gym by attending our 101 sessions. We have 101s scheduled on Tue, Feb 19, Wed, Mar 27, Tue, Apr 9, Wed, Apr 24 and Wed, May 8. All 101s begin at noon at 64 E. McMicken 45202. Afterwards we invite you to join us for lunch at Tucker’s restaurant. Contact us at Focas@focas-us.org or 513-621-5300 to confirm a date, or ask for a date and time that best meets your schedule.