Upward is the sports ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church for children Kindergarten through 8th grade. Through sports, we hope to help people come to know what it means to have a relationship with God through Jesus. This is our priority. We also hope to see our participants develop relationships with one another and find community in our church.
Our sports leagues are designed to help any child, regardless of their athletic ability, have a fun learning experience through sports. Each child will receive equal playing time, loving instruction from a caring coach, devotions from the Bible at each practice, and prayer before every game.
We also offer summer sports camps and a ROCSPORTS High School Boys Basketball League. Sign-ups will always be available through this website and in person at the ROC.

If you have questions about Upward Sports, please contact Bradley Stevenson at: or at (859) 685-3337.


Flag Football – October 16th ($35)
Basketball – October 30th ($35)
Time: 9am - 12pm EST
Grades: Kindergarten - 5th grade



I have been blessed to be a part of ROCSPORTS at Immanuel since it started back in 1997. For someone who loves Jesus, sports and kids, ROCSPORTS was a great fit for me personally and my family to combine all three loves into a ministry.

– Eddie Dean