… in the heart of Doug Bird, Senior Pastor of Abundant Life Church in Roseville, California.
When he drove through the city, he didn’t see a place, a safe haven, a youth center where young people could go and hang out. He did not see a place where young people could go and be inspired to live their dreams and achieve their goals.
At the same time on the other side of the city, Bill Thomas was buying one piece of weight equipment at a time. When his mother passed away he took the money left to him and started the Sacramento Outreach Sports Center. In 1994, these two men met and it was like nitro and glycerin. With their love for the Lord and the lost, mixed with an enjoyment to work out and sports, they started the first Lord’s Gym Sports Center in Roseville, California.
The mission of the Lord’s Gym is to teach people how to make right moral choices and say no to what is wrong and yes to what is right.
Our goal is to motivate people, specifically our youth, to achieve their destiny. Our desire is for the youth to discover that they were born with a purpose, that they are special and not an accident.