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It’s an all-too-familiar story. Kids are getting into trouble. They turn to crime. They turn to drugs. They lack direction and leadership in their lives. Many want to do good, but they don’t know how.

We can’t sit by. Our faith will not allow it. We believe we are here to live our mission in making a very real impact on the men we serve. Heart of David Ministries is in the game to make a difference – and we do. We know not every young man can be reached, but we’re willing to try.

WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE A WARRIOR LYFE.
IGNITE THE KING WITHIN

Like our namesake David, we believe a king dwells in the heart of every young man. We exist to Ignite the King Within every young man in our program through sports, outdoor activities, and community service. It is our mission to share the word of Christ and build better men by teaching them responsibility for the decisions and actions, good sportsmanship, leadership, and teamwork.

OUR MINISTRIES

Heart of David applies its ministry through four Ignite programs. Ignite Sports programs are 1-4 day camps focused on quality training in football, basketball, baseball and soccer. Ignite Outdoor are camping retreats ranging in length from 1 to 5 days and include activities in rock climbing, hiking, white water rafting, skiing and more. Ignite Challenge is a service-based community-wide project where students earn points for service in their community.

The Ignite Leadership program goes deeper, helping participants build the skills to live a life redeemed, important and obedient. With a help of a personal ‘Warrior Lyfe’ mentor, the programs are built on the E3 model: Educate, Exemplify and Empower.

THE HoD E3 MODEL
EDUCATE
students on the importance of serving others.
EXEMPLIFY
in the community a life of servant leadership.
EMPOWER
to live the HoD WARRIOR LYFE.
OUR FOUNDERS
TED DIBIASE, SR.
Ted DiBiase is a WWE Hall Of Fame professional wrestler, best known for his role as the villainous “Million Dollar Man” of the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE). Today, after authoring a book about his life entitled Every Man Has His Price, Ted is a full time evangelist and motivational speaker. Officially ordained into the ministry, he is speaking to church congregations, youth groups, men’s meetings, corporate businesses, and in public schools and universities all over the world. Ted is married to his lovely wife Melanie of 31 years and they have three sons: Michael, Ted Jr. and Brett.
TED DIBIASE, JR.
Ted DiBiase, Jr. is the son of WWE legend, Ted DiBiase, Sr. Like his father, Ted, Jr. rose to the pinnacle of professional wrestling as a two-time WWE Tag Team Champion. His life after wrestling included a starring role in the movie, The Marine 2. He currently serves as VP of Business Development for One Life America, is a certified Life Coach and Leadership trainer, and he serves as a Board of Director and Ambassador for Heart of David Ministries. Ted, Jr. is married to Kristen Tynes DiBiase and they have three children, Tate, Jack and Ava.
CHRIS KELLUM
Chris is married to Polly and they have 3 kids Riley, Reed and Anna. He went to college at Ole Miss and then spent 15 years in Medical Sales before going into full time ministry. Chris is one of the founding members of Bellwether Church in Jackson MS where he served as Worship Leader / Creative Arts Director from 2007-2015 and currently serves as an elder. He is also one of the original founders of Ignite Sports Camps. In 2015 Ignite Sports merged with Heart of David Ministry where Chris serves as a Board member and a Director alongside Ted DiBiase and Ted DiBiase Jr. Chris is also a certified Life Coach and Leadership trainer.
WE ARE COMMITTED TO IMPROVING LIVES RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US ON OUR MISSION.
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