Pastor Jimmy Taylor, director of Sports Ministry at The House of the Lord, talks about his programs using sports to bring people together. Taylor believes that relationships and getting to know one another can be achieved by using sports to establish common ground among people.
He uses sports like baseball and table tennis to bring people together, which in turn starts a conversation and helps to break down barriers.
Taylor’s goal is for community members to stop looking at one another as adversaries but as members of a team: the human team. He says he is looking to start more conversations with the police and citizens by having communal basketball games to help bring our communities together.
For more information about Taylor’s ideas, you can find him on The House of the Lord’s Website, thotl.org.