I want to thank each and every one of you for making this running club such a great blessing in my life. I casually went into this and was challenged to become a runner. To my great surprise, I was able to do this. I was able to make progress throughout the entire program and thoroughly enjoyed the health benefits I have reaped. This was my first experience in running and it was great.
Relentless Rick, Courageous Calvin, and Supernatural Sharon aren’t a team of superheroes. At least not officially. But as leaders of the faith-based Kingdom Running Club (KRC), they do empower people to build strength—physical and spiritual—through distance racing.
When newbies join KRC, they choose an alliterative adjective describing a trait they aspire to embody. They also pick a motivating Bible verse. “The idea is to give you something to hold you up throughout a race,” says (Supernatural) Sharon Stewart, the club’s director.
The impetus for my journey began on March 11th, 2001. It was on this date that I lost my younger sister, Andrea at the young and tender age of 25 to complications from a gastric bypass. In 1991, I weighed 238 pounds after completing a successful college football career, but by 2003, I had permitted my weight to exceed 420 lbs. Years later in 2009 while residing in Georgia, I heard about a health ministry under Living Word Christian Center. I asked God to relocate me to Chicago, so that I could sit under Dr. Bill Winston and attend Living Word Christian Center.
Later in 2013, I had been living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey for a couple of years, and was under Pastors Ray and Tracey Barnard of Impacting Your World Christian Center. Drs. Bill and Veronica Winstonare their shepherds, and I learned about for the first time the Law of Confession. I created multiple confessions in February of 2013, and one was related to health transformation. I confessed daily 3 John 1:2, and that I was a fulfilled vegan running 5Ks, half and full marathons.
When I first signed up for KRC I HAAAAATTTTEEEDDD running. I still don’t love it but I no longer hate it. I enjoy the meditation time, health benefits, and group runs. I’ve become addicted to the medals just like Brother Relentless Rick said we might.
I love that KRC is open to all levels! And they take a holistic approach to training. The KRC training staff is great! I really have a ton of respect for them and grateful that I had the pleasure of meeting them all.