Jimmie Bell


HEIGHT: 6’6”


POSITION: Defensive Line

COLLEGE: The Ohio State University

Rose Bowl Champion, Ohio State University, 1997
Two-time Big Ten Champion

New York Giants, 1999
Frankfort Galaxy, 2000
Berlin Thunder, 2000
San Diego Chargers, 2000

Every day, I think about what kind of a legacy I will leave when I die. Life circumstances were rough for me growing up and my life has become one obstacle after another. However, through a personal relationship with God, I have found hope. My choices may have not always been the best or right, but God has helped me through. My prayer is that I will be remembered not for what I have done, but how through my relationship with God, I was able to overcome life’s challenges and thrive.


To Inspire, Encourage and Empower Todays Youth

Students often lack self esteem and face tremendous peer pressure which may cause them to choose drugs, alcohol or even suicide. We work to see students experience:

  • Place (To belong and be accepted)
  • Purpose (Who am I, why am I here, where am I going)
  • Pain relief (Healing from hurts: physically, emotionally, socially and stop self-medicating)
  • Peace (Anxiety, worry, confusion)
  • Passion (Building confidence as I move forward in life)

Student Comments

Katy 7th Grade, Michigan-“ Thank you for sharing your story with us. I really learned a lot from you and really appreciate you coming to talk to us”
Cali 12th Grade, Michigan-“I feel I needed a pep talk like the one you gave today, I have been put down a lot in my life especially in sports, and you have given me a whole new mindset.”