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Local Religious Leader With Two Very Different Passions

A local religious leader with two very different passions, or so you may think, but for Mike Lee, his love of faith and mixed martial arts go hand in hand.
"For me there's no divide between the idea of ministry and this." - Mike Lee
 

A local religious leader with two very different passions, or so you may think, but for Mike Lee, his love of faith and mixed martial arts go hand in hand.

At first glance, the two concepts might seem foreign to each other.  Mike Lee is a worship leader at a church in Fort Wayne and he also trains local fighters in mixed martial arts.

While many consider the sport violent and brutal, Mike Lee and his brothers have been able to take lessons from the church to transform lives inside their gym.

Lee has a powerful voice and the ability to keep his audience believing in the guy above, but to really understand Mike Lee, just spend an hour with him at the gym he runs with his brothers.

They train professional mixed martial arts fighters in the back of The Liquid Church, the same church he leads worship services.

"For me and my brothers, there's no divide between the idea of ministry and this,” said Lee.   

Lee says the lessons from the pulpit are applied directly to the mat.

"When they encounter the love and brotherhood and lives can be transformed pretty fast,” said Lee. 

It's that brotherhood that MMA fighter Devon Lothamer seeks.  He says he was going through some serious personal issues but he tells WFFT the feeling he had when training at the gym has turned his life around.

"When you come here, it's not just about guys trying to beat each other up. The coaches have the most love for everybody,” said Lothamer. 

It's these virtues that inspire Mike Lee and his brothers, teaching life lessons through punching and kicking.  It's a feeling they say is second to none and it even has the power to transform lives.

"When guys come in here and experience the love of God through people who understand the art and care about them, the change can be seen immediately,” said Lee. 

To listen to Lee’s music or find out more we have linked his website below. 

http://mikeleemusic.com/

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