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Family Racing Team Shares Christ Through UMobile's Twelve23 Movement

Christians across the nation are joining the mission of the Twelve23 Movement at the University of Mobile by individually and collectively transforming America from their homes, churches, workplaces, and even racetracks.

The Joiner family of Kingdom Power Sports and the Joiner Racing Team wanted to share the gospel in an environment where it’s not usually shared – in the racing community.

Seventeen-year-old Joseph Joiner, 2009 and 2010 Northwest Florida Speedway Late Model Champion, drives a race car labeled with Bible verses and “Jesus Lives” printed across the back spoiler.

But when the Hickory Hammock County Baptist Church of Milton, Fla., members heard University of Mobile President Mark Foley speak about every Christian’s role in the cultural and spiritual transformation of America, the Joiner family’s passion for sharing Biblical truth through their sport was compelled further.

Today, Joiner’s racecar also displays the Twelve23 Movement and “It’s Time” logos.

“God's Word is not heard much around the racetrack and I feel that it is our job to try to make it available to anyone who wants to come to know Christ. That is what the sport truly needs and I want to help make it happen,” said Joiner.

Parents John and Theresa Joiner also share their faith around the racetrack in their own ways. John discusses the gospel and Biblical truth with athletes and spectators while Theresa often hands out tracts and other keepsakes.

“We wanted to bring racing and our faith together,” said Theresa Joiner. “We’re just trying to spread God’s word.”

Joe Savage, director of the UMobile Center for Leadership and Twelve23 Movement, said, “Joiner Racing Team is a great example of how one can use their passion, skill and influence to glorify Christ. We are excited they have chosen to promote the Twelve23 Movement prominently on the side of their racecar, and more importantly, to display the message of salvation found in Christ.”

Theresa Joiner said, “The more people who stand up for their faith, the more our society will be changed.”

The Twelve23 Movement is an outgrowth of the UMobile Center for Leadership, which aims to equip leaders of all generations and vocations to become a transforming influence in the revitalization of Christian faith and character in America.

For more information about the Twelve23 Movement and the University of Mobile Center for Leadership, visit or call 251.675.7551.

The Kingdom Power Sports Crew poses with Dr. Joe Savage and the Twelve23
logo on the race car on the campus of the University of Mobile. Pictured standing
from left are Theresa Joiner, John Joiner, Darien Powell, Joe Savage and Joseph
Joiner. Kneeling: Jesse Enterkin.
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