A group of professional Christian athletes who’ve been using wrestling as a ministry tool for the last 18 years, are set to get a bigger audience next month when their work debuts on the NOW Television Network, the No. 1 urban Christian channel.
The Texas-based group, known as the Christian Wrestling Federation, have been delivering “Professional wrestling with a message!” since April 2000 at churches, schools and communities nationally and around the globe.
More than 19,000 people have given their lives to God as a result of their work, the group claims in their promotional literature, and Rob Vaughn, the ministry’s founder who wrestles as Jesus Freak, recently told WFAA that the group is ready for prime exposure.
“People always tell us you’re the best kept secret we don’t know about. And I’m ready to not hear that anymore,” Vaughn said.
Videos from the federation’s YouTube channel show matches between Jesus Freak and Ace Al who is no longer featured on the group’s list of wrestlers. In other videos, wrestlers sometimes use the ring as a stage to talk about wrestling ills like depression.
On Monday nights at Generations Church in Rockwall County, Vaughn generally meets up with men from his group for wrestling practice and Bible study afterward.
“It is a band of brothers,” he said. “It’s not just a bunch of guys that get together and wrestle on Monday nights.”
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Source: Christian Post