Thank you for your interest in the Upward Basketball and Cheerleading program at GraceLife Baptist Church! 


What is Upward?

Upward Sports exists to help players and parents discover Jesus Christ through sports.  Over 2,000 churches and half a million players across 47 states partner with Upward Sports, making it the largest Christian youth sports provider.  GraceLife Baptist Church chooses to partner with Upward Sports to provide an organized, safe, fun, encouraging, and Christ-centered program for Basketball and Cheerleading.  Our hope is that participants will develop mentally, athletically, socially, and spiritually.


Promoting the Discovery of Jesus Through Sports.


The Expectation of God Moments
We believe that God is at work all around us.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. – Ephesians 2:10

The Life of Integrity
We believe that how we live is more important than what we say.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

The Opportunity to Serve
We believe that it is a privilege to serve others.
For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. – Mark 10:45

The Discipline of Excellence
We believe in exceeding expectations.
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed; do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:17

The Priority of Children
We believe that every child is a winner.
In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost. – Matthew 18:14


Contact Information:

For more information or questions on the Upward Program, please contact one of our directors below.

Daniel Gibson – Upward Director – [email protected]

Christine Gibson – Cheerleading Commissioner – [email protected]

Dave WidgeonChildren’s Pastor, GraceLife Baptist Church – [email protected]