1915 - 1978
Foundational Years
  1. An Early Introduction

    Early 1918

    Back in 1918 Pool was invented.

1979 - 1995
Gospel Trick Shot takes shape and RACK vision starts
  1. Eighties

    Hair Bands

    Back in Black.

1996 - 1999
Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. officially starts
  1. New Millinium


    Beginning of a new Era.

2000 - 2004
GTS expands nationally and internationally as RACK begins to take shape
  1. GTS

    Explosion Worldwide

    Ministry expands to many countries and continents

2005 - 2009
GTS explosion worldwide
  1. GTS

    and Rack

    Partnerships formed.

2010 - 2013
Gospel Trick Shot, RACK, and more partnerships
  1. Harlem

    Around the World

    Four Continents

2014 - 2018
Globetrotting with GTS and RACK
  1. GTS Ministry

    Goes Online

    YouTube, Websites

2019 - 2021
Ministry transition begins with online added
  1. An Early Introduction

    Early 1918

    Back in 1918 Pool was invented.



Circle Cowboy

On The Road

Note: This section will present special features created as GTS RACK Rooms travel the “highways and by-ways” across America (and beyond).

  • Special videos by Michael and Tom on factory tours and personal travels / experiences

> Factory tour video of Tweeten Fibre Co. in Chicago — Master Chalk and Tips / Interview with Skip Nemecek


Description: December 2022 (picture immediately below) – New Jersey USA – Blackball Fun and Fellowship. To our knowledge the first ever blackball pool table was delivered from England and set up in the USA at the Hawthorne Gospel Church (HGC) in Hawthorne, NJ during the 2022 holiday season.  GTS friends and supporters gathered around that table for holiday fun and fellowship. This is a picture of the men enjoying fellowship around the blackball table at the Hawthorne Gospel Church!

HGC Blackball Table
Whats That in Your Hand Cover Photo
  • If you are looking for some “Cowboy” adventures with God, then check out the story of God and Pool – The Gospel Trick Shot Story called “What’s That in Your Hand?” as it is filled with adventures about what God did around the world with members of the GTS RACK Team.  Just go to amazon.com and plug in the title of the book listed above or my name as the author to purchase a copy!

On the Road in 2022 — Special GTS RACK Team Videos:

  • Description: January 18, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show at Good Times Billiards in Lakewood, California with Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman setting the stage with Joy and Steve “Leapin” Lillis coming with Gospel Trick Shots and an invitation to trust Jesus with 9 total responding that evening.  Available only on our GTS RACK Rooms Facebook page at: 

https://www.facebook.com/111050807413948/videos/3077459762580615 (1 hour, 16 minutes)

  • Description: January 22, 2022 – This is Gospel Trick Shot #25 by Steve “Leapin” Lillis called the “Shepherd’s Staff” videoed at the Derby City Classic in the Southern Indiana Hotel and Casino in the Gospel Trick Shot Booth. This shot was first featured on AZBilliards.com magazine called the “Buzz” and was published in the March 2022 issue. 

https://youtu.be/UBvNpBvVYk0 (35 seconds)

  • Description: February 27, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show with Steve “Leapin” Lillis at the Tower Lakes Clubhouse in Lakes Wales, FL. This Sunday show followed the Tower Lakes Chapel service and breakfast in the clubhouse and was hosted and videoed by Gospel Trick Shot helper Walter Oppermann. Some of the Gospel Trick Shot talking points came right out of the sermon by Pastor John which took place one hour before the show in that same building!

https://youtu.be/0UA1843OA20 (58 minutes and 45 seconds)

  • Description: February 28, 2022 – First half of the Gospel Trick Shot Show at the Highlands Mobile Village in Sebring, FL with Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman at his absolute funny best while teaching spiritual principles with Steve “Leapin” Lillis, Walter Oppermann, Rob “The Hurricane” Peacock, and Rusty Barnard contributing.  A RACK Room Bible study was birthed after this show in this very building that has 13 people attending.

https://youtu.be/vWp1ozM378I (23 minutes and 42 seconds)

  • Description: March 1, 2022 (Part I) – Gospel Trick Shot Show with Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman and Steve “Leapin” Lillis at BC Billiards in Sebring, Florida. This show help to launch two Bible studies in the area and led to 9 people putting their trust in Jesus that night. This is Tom and Steve at their very best giving all for the sake of the Gospel. Steve bears his heart as he tells the story of the loss of a grandchild in a horrific vehicle accident and what God amazingly did after as many people were deeply touched and drawn to Lord Jesus Christ.

https://youtu.be/G1AtdPe5JNo (one hour and 19 minutes)

  • Description: March 1, 2022 (Part II) – Last part of a Gospel Trick Shot Show at BC Billiards in Sebring, FL with Steve “Leapin” Lillis giving the altar call and 7 people responding to put their trust in Jesus.  This show helped to birth a Bible Fellowship night at that pool room.  Tom Rossman did the first part of the show with Walter Oppermann running a 4t5 contest to win a McDermott Cue after the show.  Rusty Barnard and Rob Peacock did camera work and helped out.

https://youtu.be/Jcu7ZUavPDo (6 minutes and 52 seconds)

  • Description: March 2, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show featuring Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman with Walter Oppermann on camera at Boss Ladies Gastro Bar and Billiards in Spring Hill, FL. This is Dr. Cue mixing life lessons, comedy, spiritual principles, and amazing pool trick shots into his own unique blend of instruction and entertainment.

https://youtu.be/XDA68nqdJaU (one hour and 24 minutes)

  • Description: March 3, 2022 – Small portion of a Gospel Trick Shot Show featuring Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman with a short clip of Steve “Leapin” Lillis as host at the Foxwood Lake Estates in Lakeland, FL. Walter Oppermann is on the camera with Rusty Barnard and Diane “D” Romano as GTS helpers. This show helped to launch a Bible study in the community run by a retired U.S. Navy Chaplain.

https://youtu.be/YkuEOFo-IPE (9 minutes and 5 seconds)

  • Description: March 8, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show with Steve “Leapin” Lillis during the once-a-month Tuesday night Christian fellowship night at BC Billiards in Sebring, FL. The host is Pastor Jason Kopta of His For Life Ministries a local church in Sebring, FL. This show features an invitation to trust Jesus and join the fellowship and 5 people did that night to the glory of God!

https://youtu.be/lgT2jdOHanM (45 minutes and 55 seconds)

  • Description: March 28, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shots #27, 28, and 29 with Steve “Leapin” Lillis being videoed at Wickenburg Ranch in Arizona for AzBilliards.com with Brother-in-Law Michael Curl doing the fine camera work.  On that Friday April 1st two Gospel Trick Shots shows were done for the local community with people putting their trust in Jesus.

https://youtu.be/qE06RdWnPWk (#27 – 52 seconds)  

https://youtu.be/9e8gMySO7rI  (#28 – 59 seconds)  

https://youtu.be/006H-ZGr8NI  (#29 – 54 seconds)

  • Description: March 29, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show with Steve “Leapin” Lillis before a pool tournament in a cowboy bar called the La Cabana Saloon in Downtown Wickenburg, Arizona.  Members of the Community Alliance Church in Wickenburg were on hand giving invitations and getting contact information. 

https://youtu.be/S1eoKg5olUg (19 minutes and 31 seconds)

  • Description: March 30, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show with Steve “Leapin” Lillis in the Mecca Bar in Downtown Wickenburg after a day of rodeo in the Team Roping Capital of the World Wickenburg, Arizona. Many young people were in attendance for most of the show but were asked to leave before the end of the show because of town curfew. 

https://youtu.be/PcjtBFA-QIc (24 minutes)

  • Description: March 31, 2022 – Short clips from a Gospel Trick Shot Show with Steve “Leapin” Lillis at the Los Caballeros Dude Ranch in Wickenburg, Arizona.  The show was done on a Brunswick pool table dated 1884 that legend has it that Doc Holiday and Wyatt Earp had perhaps played on or at the very least one similar.  Special thanks to the Community Alliance Church of Wickenburg, AZ for the videos. 

https://youtu.be/mHEfKBTC4rI (51 seconds)


https://youtu.be/He2fC7qtFbo (one minute and 44 seconds) 


https://youtu.be/dxe_uXSzSyI (32 seconds)

  • Description: April 3, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show with Steve “Leapin” Lillis in the Sun City, AZ Recreation Center Pool Room five days before Steve had three stents put in his heart with two months of cardio rehab and recovery to follow.  This video is the first half of the show before the pain in his chest started.  Steve soldiered on through the second half of the show and 5 people ended up putting their trust in Jesus and Steve lived to talk about it.  Praise the Lord!

https://youtu.be/ehwZswowAAA (20 minutes and 14 seconds)

  • Description: April 14, 2022 – Gospel Trick Shot Show featuring Mike “Tennessee Tarzan” Massey with Rob “The Hurricane” Peacock and cameramen Walter Oppermann with Rusty Barnard. The show was held in the Tower Lakes Clubhouse in Lakes Wales, Florida. Mike Massey does some shooting, preaching, and singing while Rob shares his amazing testimony to go along with his Gospel Trick Shot. 

https://youtu.be/oFlZ-StPT_Q  (one hour and 22 minutes)

  •  Description: June 14, 2022 – Steve Lillis did a Gospel Trick Shot show on the GTS portable pool table at the Westampton Stables in Mount Holly, NJ working with Down the Stretch Ministries, Inc.  This is the first of what we hope will be many more to come at some of the 26 thoroughbred horse training stables in New Jersey.

https://youtu.be/YCh7zhwAcLU (52 minutes and 18 seconds)

  • Description: July 7, 2022 – This is the 2nd GTS Show at the Westampton Thoroughbred Training Stables in Westampton, NJ with Steve “Leapin” Lillis of Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. partnering with Chaplain Donny Christopher of Down the Stretch Ministries, Inc.  The theme of this show emphasizes different personalities with three special guests and the importance of honoring our differences to bring glory to God!  This full-length show is linked below.  Please enjoy and be encouraged!

https://youtu.be/xrg3-e5HLd0 (45 minutes and 17 seconds)

  • Description: July 13, 2022 – This is the “Ella” Gospel Trick Shot show by Steve Lillis which is a tribute to his granddaughter Ella who tragically died in a vehicle accident in 2014 and tells how God wonderfully worked it all for good!  This show on the GTS portable pool table was at the Solid Rock Day Camp in West Milford was attended by 240 campers with 35 raising their hands to put their trust in Jesus.  This video is the beginning of the show with the ending as part of another YouTube video.

https://youtu.be/ipA8JmOsbwg (22 minutes and 41 seconds)

  • Description: July 13, 2022 – This is the partial ending of the “Ella” Gospel Trick Shot show by Steve Lillis at the Solid Rock Day Camp in West Milford, NJ with 240 campers in attendance as 35 of them put their trust in Jesus for the first time.  This has over 2 minutes of commentary leading up to the final shot called the “Salvation Bracelet” which is available to view in its entirety on the home page of our new gtsrackrooms.com website under “RACK UP A VICTORY IN YOUR GAME AND LIFE – THE SHOT THAT SAVES US ALL!”  For the rest of the written “Ella Story” go to the bottom of the “Newsletter” page of the gospeltrickshot.org website.  The link for this short video ending is:

https://youtu.be/P5zQrg5P5iw (2 minutes and 19 seconds)

  • Description: July 27, 2022 – This is a Gospel Trick Shot Show called “Nehemiah” taken from the Bible and performed by Steve Lillis in front of 275 campers at the Solid Rock Day Camp in West Milford, NJ.  This is the first half of the show captured on video!  The following Saturday July 30 Steve Lillis did a brief encore performance for the parents of the campers during “Family Day” as the enthusiastic campers took part in that show for their parents and family members.

https://youtu.be/HWomLCSNnms (23 minutes and 53 seconds)

  • Description: August 19, 2022 – Full length Gospel Trick Shot show with Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman, Mike Massey, and Steve Lillis at the Good Times Family Billiards in Lakewood, CA on their Los Angeles area GTS RACK Team tour.  To view please go to: 

https://www.facebook.com/GoodTimesFamilyBilliards/videos/1509026139551554 (1 hour and 14 minutes)

  • Description: October 8 – 15, 2022 – Morocco outreach opening ceremonies and arrival. Please click on the following link:

https://youtu.be/ykXmldbjak4 (1 minute, 38 seconds)

  • Description: October 8 – 15, 2022 – Morocco outreach competition and new friends. Please click on the following link:

https://youtu.be/RyPxMVV5fxM (3 minutes, 25 seconds)

  • Description: October 8 – 15, 2022 – Morocco outreach and Steve Lillis Blackball address at opening ceremonies. Please click on the following link:

https://youtu.be/Mk26ate9tc4 (2 minutes, 37 seconds)

  • Description: October 17, 2022 – Special Video entitled: A Pelican Flew In From Morocco! A miraculous thing happened on my recent outreach ministry trip to Morocco under the GTS / RACK umbrella. I was asked to present this amazing story at our church service on 11/6/22. This presentation starts with a beautiful song I encourage you to listen to. The miracle story / sermon begins right after the song. The music before and after the presentation, as well as The Great Thanksgiving by Pastor BJ will hopefully touch your heart. Enjoy! Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman (Please click on the following link):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAfvgED9hug (48 minutes, 58 seconds)

  • Description: October 25, 2022 – GTS Artistic Blackball Show #2 in the main arena at the 2022 Blackball International (BI) World Championships in Tangier, Morocco with Tom Rossman, Mike Massey, and Steve Lillis:

https://www.facebook.com/100085396778147/videos/665015581864542 (1 hour and 23 minutes)

  • Description: October 25, 2022 – This is a Gospel Trick Shot performed by Mike Massey in the GTS Artistic Blackball show in the main arena in the Hilton Hotel Ballroom in Tangier, Morocco at the Blackball International World Championships. 

https://youtu.be/YHyoV99mq5M (2 minutes, 39 seconds)


On the Road in 2021 — Special GTS RACK Team Videos:

  • YouTube video at Monmouth Park Racetrack on 8/23/21:

Description: Gospel Trick Shot Show video (56 min 52 sec) by Steve Lillis to immigrant workers at Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, NJ on Monday 8/23/21!


  • YouTube video at Monmouth Park Racetrack on 9/27/21:

Description: Final GTS show of the 2021 racetrack season at Monmouth Park with Steve Lillis. Chaplain Donny Christopher of Down the Stretch Ministries at Monmouth Park is our host and serves migrant workers. 


  • GTS Show by Steve Lillis at Joss Tour event on 7/11/21:

Description: Steve Lillis performs a live Gospel Trick Shot Show at a Joss Tour event on July 11, 2021 at Utica Billiards in Utica, NY on Facebook live. 


Enjoy and may God bless you! Steve Lillis


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