Changing the world through sports



1996 - Sterling began working as a strength & conditioning coach at FSU and helped lead a start-up athletic ministry at FSU.

2002 - Started a student-athlete bible study with Steve Tamborra that is now 925 at Georgia Tech.

2008 - Sterling & Myssi took on the responsibility of pastoring a church and guided the church through a relocation and relaunch.

2009 - Sterling began serving as a volunteer character coach. Launched 925 with two student-athletes hungry to see God move at KSU.

2012 - Sterling began serving as the Director of Character Development for KSU Athletics. 925 began gaining momentum.

Today... - the ministry continues at KSU and GT and thousands have been impacted. 

ministry timeline

Our lives were radically changed by God while playing or coaching sports.  Every week there seems to be a story in the news about an athlete or coach that has hurt themselves, others or their program because of poor decisions.  For the past 26 years, God has given us a burden to reach those in the athletic community and equip them to maximize their influence for God's glory.  He continues to do that today through the ministry of 925.  

Steve Tamborra

Steve came to Christ while coaching at FSU.He has been at GT for 15+ years as a player development coach for the Yellow Jackets.  He is impacting lives spiritually as well as physically as he serves as director/advisor for GT 925.

Luke Wood
Luke is a full-time staff member with FCA and serves as the assistant director of character coaching at Kennesaw State. He has a passion to serve the athletes and coaches at KSU and is a vital part of the campus community.  

a call to influence

As a former NCAA Division I student-athlete and coach, and chaplain to a professional sports team, I know first hand the power of sports to bring people together, inspire others to dream, and to influence the culture.  We are so blessed to have the opportunity to impact the lives of those in the collegiate athletic community while serving some of the most  gifted leaders on the planet.


 How we will accomplish the vision is simple:  REACH. EQUIP. SEND. 


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Ignite a movement to change the world through sports.   

Timothy Alexander 

Timothy is one of the most sought-after speakers in the country. His story of grit, resilience, and fierce loyalty is absolutely life-changing! He currently resides in Birmingham, AL with his wife and newborn twins where he serves as the Director of Character Development for UAB Football.

925 Director

Myssi Brown
Myssi's life was changed while playing softball at FSU.  After playing professionally, she and Sterling married, and they have four children.  Together they provide leadership to the ministry and mentoring to leaders on campus and in our community.