Welcome to GPS!

Grace Powell Sports (GPS) is designed to provide a healthy and holistic approach to the area of sports and fitness. Our leagues, classes, personal training, and camps are all created with you in mind! We strive to provide opportunities for all ages to be challenged both physically and mentally. Our goal is to help challenge, encourage and support you in the goals that you have set! We believe a healthy lifestyle opens the door for amazing transformation. One of our priorities is to remove the negative connotation surrounding the fitness industry and bring back the positive aspects and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. We want you to feel motivated and valued after every single interaction!

GPS sports and fitness programs are designed for kids, adults, and families who are looking for a positive and supportive environment with an emphasis on fun! Our camps and classes are thoughtfully planned and designed by our qualified and caring instructors to provide a great experience that is unlike any other. All of our programs are developed with excellence, founded on Biblical principles.

If you have been disappointed in the past by other camps, leagues, classes or personal training sessions, we challenge you to try something different. Try experiencing sports and fitness the way it was meant to be. Check out all that GPS has to offer!

Sam Barnhill

Sports & Fitness Director

Sam graduated from Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a degree in Exercise Science and a certification through the American College of Sports Medicine as a Certified Exercise Physiologist in 2012. Sam played both basketball and track while at Grove City. He then moved to Powell and began working in both the public and private personal training arenas. In 2015, after moving home from the mission field in Madagascar, Sam began Grace Powell Sports with a small team from Grace Powell Church. Sam and his wife, Ashley, have seven kids and together share a passion for people, the outdoors, traveling and most importantly, Jesus. Sam is passionate about using sports and fitness to help people and families in our community live healthier, more fulfilling lives all while pointing people to Jesus.

Jeff Stimpson

GPS Leadership Team

Jeff Stimpson is the Lead Pastor of Grace Powell Church. He has been married to his wife Carrie since 1995 and they have four children, Noah, Ethan, Luke and Sarah. Jeff is passionate about sports, playing soccer and basketball in college. Since college, Jeff has coached youth and high school sports for the past 15 years. As a pastor, Jeff believes sports can be used as a bridge to minister to the community and believes wholeheartedly in the goal of GPS.

Sam Davies

GPS Intern

Sam has been a volunteer for Grace Powell Sports since its beginnings in 2017. He spent one year at Grove City College studying entrepreneurship before transferring to Columbus Community College to study Construction Management. Sam has felt a calling to Missions and can’t wait to be part of the GPS team! He has a passion to teach the Good News of Jesus through sports. He has played sports all his life and hopes to bring knowledge and experience into our sport leagues and camps.

Darren Hurley

GPS Leadership Team

Darren has been attending Grace Powell Church for many years with his wife Kori and sons Drew and Nate, and he serves as an elder. His passion has been working with kids and he has pursued that in his professional career as the current Parks and Recreation Director in Worthington and in prior roles running camps, sports leagues, classes and special events for various cities. He has also coached over 30 youth sports teams as a volunteer as his sons have played soccer, baseball, and basketball around the community. Darren is living in his third Big Ten community as a graduate of Illinois and Indiana, but his loyalty is still with the Fighting Illini!

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7600 Liberty Rd N
Powell, Ohio 43065

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