Hometown: Otway, OH
Charity: Kicks For Jesus, which offers free martial arts instruction
Team Members: Jonathan King, Matt Phipps and Brad Harris
Matt, a brown belt in Tae Kwon Do, and Jonathan, a black belt, break cement blocks over their heads for fun! They can’t wait to do it for the American Bible Challenge audience! Matt had hit rock bottom (drugs,
alcohol, and neglecting his family) when a
preacher on TV saved him from taking his life! Matt and his three sons took Tae Kwon Do lessons at a local school that evolved into Kicks for Jesus and now
Matt is an instructor. All of them are from Adam’s County, which has some of the highest rates of
drug use and unemployment in Ohio.
Kicks for Jesus offers free martial arts instruction
combined with Biblical teachings to encourage
spiritual, physical, and emotional growth.