Young people are growing up in a void of true leaders. At Sports Quest, we believe the power of the coach should never be under-estimated; that there is no such thing as a Sports Quest leader being “just” a coach! As we share the Good News of Jesus Christ through soccer with impressionable young people, we are acutely aware that besides a child’s parents, no adult has more influence (positive or negative) on their heart and mind than their coach.
Sharing biblical truth to reach, teach & encourage next generation leaders through soccer
To develop & multiply spiritual leaders through soccer related evangelistic and discipleship programs
- Community based
- Humble servants
- Reaching others &
- Spiritual growth through
- Technical excellence in soccer
In 1991 while on vacation to Texas from the UK, Jim Spence visited North Oaks Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, and heard a clear presentation of the Gospel message. At the close of the service, during the time of invitation, Jim gave his life to Christ, and after being baptized (on the same night) began a life’s journey to serve the Lord through his love of soccer. For over two decades, Jim and his wife, Debbie, have built a life centered on Christ’s commandment to share His Word with others.
In December 1996 the Spence’s formalized their ministry by founding Sports Quest, and in 2002, became a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. Since its foundation, Sports Quest has faithfully and unashamedly shared the Good News of Jesus Christ with thousands of people (youth and adults) in the Greater Houston area. Our passion is for souls to be saved and lives to be transformed through effective evangelism and discipleship programs.
-Prayer for Kingdom growth, sanctified lives and community transformation
-Intentionality and zeal to share the Word of God
-Correctly handling the Word of Truth
-Recognition that all glory belongs to God
-Excellent stewardship of the time, talents and treasures God has provided
-Accountability (spiritual, financial and organizational) from a Board of Directors
Our history is testimony to God’s goodness, provision and grace, and while we rejoice over the countless changed lives during that period, we realize that there is still MUCH work to be done. So like the Apostle Paul, we’ll “press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called us heavenward in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14). We will never compromise our beliefs; we’ll stay true to our calling as ministers of the Gospel through sport, and we’ll continue to proclaim that, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12)