Kevin Drake Oversees Upward Sports As It Launches Baseball & Softball (+podcast)

Friday, January 20 2023 by Rafael Sierra, Jr.

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Kevin Drake wants more people to know Jesus. As head of Upward Sports, Kevin is overseeing the launch of baseball and softball opportunities. That’s in addition to their well-known basketball programs for churches.

“Every child has an opportunity when their playing Upward Sports to hear about Christ.”

Drake says Upward Sports provides the equipment, programming, and everything that a church needs to be able to run a sports experience with the sole purpose of sharing the Gospel in their community.

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[Photo Credit: Upward Sports] Baseball Softball Upward Sports

“The reality is, is that fewer people are coming to church, says Drake.”He believes many kids and their parents might never go to church on a traditional Sunday morning, until they encounter Christ through a Saturday experience with sports.

Kevin Drake with children on playing field
[Photo Credit: Upward Sports] Kevin Drake and Children Upward Sports

“When we hear about people that have come to their church, people that have come to Christ through Upward, that’s who we are, it’s why we exist,” says Drake. He says it’s the fuel that keeps him going — motivation that touches his heart.

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[Photo Credit: Upward Sports] Baseball Upward Sports

“It’s not about us, it’s not anything that we’ve done. It’s about Him. And that’s what brings me joy and that’s what makes me a positive person.”

Kevin Drake
[Photo Credit: Kevin Drake/Upward Sports] Kevin Drake Upward Sports

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