Team Impact returns to Highland Baptist

Published 12:01 am Thursday, January 26, 2012

NATCHEZ — They may like to break lots of things, but Team Impact has a positive message to its destructive habits.

The group of bodybuilders based out of Dallas will be returning to Natchez for the third year in a row and will be visiting several local schools, as well as putting on several shows at Highland Baptist Church Friday-Sunday.

The group performs numerous feats of strength while preaching a Christ-centered message to its church audiences. In the schools, the group focuses on anti-bullying and anti-drug messages and preaches to students why it’s important to perform well academically.

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Leland Rymer, who is heading the planning committee for Team Impact’s visit, said the positive reaction to Team Impact’s recent visits keep the community wanting more.

“We keep asking them back, and it’s just become this really popular thing among our church family and community,” Rymer said.

The group will visit Vidalia and Franklin County upper elementary schools during the day Friday. Friday and Saturday night, the group will put on shows at Highland Baptist Church at 7. The group will also have a Sunday-night show at 6.

“They’re great motivational speakers,” Rymer said. “They hook you in then hit you on the head with Jesus.”

The group will perform for audiences by ripping phone books; picking up telephone poles; breaking bricks, boards and bats; crushing soda cans, blowing up hot water bottles; and bending frying pans.

“They’re just amazing feats of strength,” Rymer said. “You’ll receive a blessing, and it will be a good atmosphere for children.”

The event is free and open to the public, and Rymer said he’s expecting more than 450 people to attend at least one gathering at the church.

“That was our high last year,” he said. “Including the schools, they reach about 1,500 to 2,000 people on average.”

For more information, call Rymer at 601-445-5434 or Bruce McCall at 601-807-3778.