Sports & Rec Plus is a world impact Christian Minsitry that equipts churches, mission organizations and individual Christians to use sports, recreation and all types of leisure-time activiites--camping, games, arts & crafts, mission trips, sports, drama, community outreach events, block parties, day camps, retreats, camping, social activities, trips--for outreach, evangelism, church planting, and church growth.
We do this by producing resources, holding training workshops and conferences, leading mission trips, preaching revivals and crusades, one-on-one consulting with churches on ways for them to reach their community and world for Christ.
The support of Sports & Rec Plus comes from the Lord through donations, and the sale of its publications, products, resources and services.
Abour our President and CEO, Rev. Rick Mitchell
The President of Sports & Rec Plus is Rev. Rick Mitchell. Sports & Rec Plus is a worldwide Christian ministry of equipping churches, individual Christians, and mission organizations on how to use sports, recreation, and all types of leisure-time activities for outreach, evangelism, church planting, and church growth. Rick was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Rick graduated from college at Belmont College in Nashville, Tennessee and seminary at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has served churches as Pastor, Minister of Music, Minister of Youth, Minister of Religious Education, Minister of Recreation, International Missionary and Church Planter.
Rick is married and lives with his wife, Barbara, in Ooltewah, TN. They have one daughter, Emily, who is married and lives with her husband, Colby, also in Ooltewah, Tennessee. They have two children, both boys, Kyle and Ryan. Rick and his wife also served as missionaries in the Philippines, under appointment with the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, from 1985-1993.
Rick has written over 10 books on outreach and evangelism through recreation and has over 75 magazine articles to his credit.
Rick is founder and the only president of Sports & Rec Plus since it’s beginning in 1995.
He is a fun-filled guy and will soon be committed to an institution for the humorously insane.