A J Koch

I grew up in Tucson, AZ. I went to Flowing Wells High School and then continued on to get my Business Administration Degree at Arizona Christian University where I played basketball for 4 years. I am 22 years old and live in Phoenix. I have been involved with News Release Basketball for two years and I love it. It allows me to use basketball to tell people about the grace and truth of the gospel.

Andy Ogan

Derek James

I was born in Pasadena, CA. I graduated from Alta Loma High School. I’m currently enrolled at Arizona Christian University majoring in Science of Behavior Health. My hobbies are playing basketball, hanging with friends, cooking, music and writing poetry.

Greg Womack

I was born in Edmond, OK and grew up there for most of my life. After high school I moved around the country playing collegiate basketball. I have lived in 5 different states in the past 4 years (Arizona, Colorado, Oklahoma, Maryland, and Texas). I was saved around 2 years ago, and since then my passion is to share the Gospel with anyone who will listen! God has used basketball to give me the opportunity to travel and play the game I love. Soli Deo Gloria!

Jordon Stutts

Hey everyone, this is Jordon Stutts. I am also known as Lil Stuttsie, and no I am not a rapper, but I do know how to throw down some freestyle about our awesome Lord with fellow brothers/teammates AJ Koch and Greg Womack. I am originally from Salida, CO and have lived in 5 different states in the past 4 years. It has been a lot of moving, but the Lord has been doing even more moving in my heart in those same years. My past school, University of Maryland-Eastern Shore, I served as head manager for the men’s basketball team at the NCAA Division 1 level. I am now currently a student at Arizona Christian University with 3 semesters left until I finish my undergrad studies in Communications. I was also a student assistant coach for the men’s basketball team as we had one, if not the best seasons in the school’s history making it to the Division 1 NAIA National Tournament. My experiences at both these schools more so have allowed me to be saved by God’s grace and grow in relationship with those who love the Lord and share His love with those who haven’t heard of the Gospel, aka the GOOD NEWS! I am one of six kids and love people. Can’t wait for this trip with News Release coming up, to share the gospel, make new friends, and most importantly impact God’s Kingdom with some awesome brothers in Christ.
Galatians 1:10

Josh Kennedy

I’m 19 years old. I was born and grew up in Mesa Arizona. My family is originally from Hastings Nebraska and moved to Arizona before I was born. I have been playing basketball since I was very young and continued to play at Stapley Jr. High for a year and at Mountain View High school for 3 years. I have grown up in the church and accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior when I was 6 years old. From then I have continued this relationship by making Him a part of everything I do, increasing my knowledge of who He is, and trusting Him with my life. As well as being a disciple, serving, and going on short term mission trips.


Judah St. Amand

Julian Danciu

My name is Julian Danciu and I am 18 years old. Both my parents are from Romania; I was born in Chicago and moved to Arizona at the age of 11. I will be a sophomore at Pepperdine University in Southern California next fall. I love my Lord Jesus Christ and I love sharing the redemption we have through his death and resurrection. I love ministering to the youth and I love playing basketball.

Robert Ripley

I grew up in Modesto, California. I graduated from Gilbert Christian High School in 2010. I am going into my senior year at Arizona Christian University.

Tyler Crist

My name is Tyler Crist. I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Terry and Judith Crist and I am the younger brother of both Terry Crist III and Joshua Crist. Our family moved out to the Phoenix area to plant Citichurch, now City of Grace, in the summer of 1999 and we all currently serve the church in one way or another to this day. While growing up in Arizona, I began playing basketball, and I have enjoyed the relationships and joy that God and given to me through basketball. I currently serve as the young director at the Scottsdale campus of City of Grace Church, a non denominational church spread all throughout the Phoenix metro. My hobbies include basketball, video games, and philosophy.