Pastor Kelly Barcol is very committed to his church. He plans to fight a mixed martial arts match to benefit the church building fund. He will have his first amateur match on January 26, 2013, at the Winter Heat fight event in Valdosta, Georgia.
Barcol serves as the Lead Pastor at the House of Joy Church which serves a diverse membership. The Winter Heat fight event is being held to support their building fund with the goal of a church and multi-purpose community center. Until recently, the church met in the Ashley Theaters in Valdosta, but now meets at Valwood School.
Not one to mince words, when asked about his upcoming match, he replied exuberantly, “At House of Joy, we believe there are things worth fighting for. We teach couples to fight for their marriage, parents to fight for their kids, singles to fight for their purity, and now we are fighting to build a community center .... Read article