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

    Y2K

    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.

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Flow Chart

Click on any Generation above then choose specific dates to review historic milestones in the GTS Ministry timeline.

History

Gospel Trick Shot Board of Directors (as of 7/1/20):

1) GTS President and Founder – Steve Lillis – COO (Chief Operating Officer) and missionary of the Hawthorne Gospel Church.  Founder of Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc and GTS RACK Rooms subcommittee member and GTS RACK Team member.  Retired college professor (24 years) from William Paterson and Kean University.


2) GTS Vice President – Michael Hewitt – Senior Pastor of Rising Hope Church in Muncie IN. Church planter with the Wesleyan Denomination.  GTS RACK Rooms visionary and subcommittee member and member of the GTS RACK Team.


3) GTS Treasurer – Alan McNickle – GTS finance sub-committee and works in the finance department of the Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne, NJ.


4) Rev. Ken Vander Wall – former InterVarsity missionary and GTS senior board member.  Retired and serves as Chaplain in a local New Jersey Fire Department.


5) Tom Rossman – GTS board member – RACK Vision Founder and GTS RACK Rooms visionary and subcommittee member.  Founder of Dr. Cue Promotions with his wife Marty.  Member of the GTS RACK team.  Member of the Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Hall of Fame – 2017.


6) Rodney Fontaine – Pastor and international missionary, Founder of a Bible College in Mexico, GTS board member, and member of the GTS RACK Team.


7) Brian Pauley – GTS board member, Chairman of the World Pool and Billiards Association (WPA) World Artistic Pool Division (APD) and liaison to the World Artistic Pool movement, GTS RACK subcommittee member.  Member of the GTS RACK Team.


8) Rob Boswell – GTS board member – missionary and liaison to the Philippines and the world mission movement and evangelism specialist. Swimming Pool contractor in New Jersey.


9) Roy Heerama – GTS board member and liaison to churches, businesses, and mission boards.  Professional financial advisor and member of the GTS finance subcommittee.



Adjunct Board Members (non-voting):

>Mark Vander Hoven – Member of the GTS tech team and full-time missionary with the Hawthorne Gospel Church.


>Larry Nicholson – Member of GTS tech team, GTS RACK team member, PBIA/ACS Advanced Billiard Instructor, IT/Media specialist


>Dick Wells – Member of the GTS finance subcommittee and member of the Global Missions Team (GMT) at the Hawthorne Gospel Church.

Gospel Trick Shot Ministries: Founded – January 1996 (Practically) / January 8, 1998 (Legally)

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ORIGINAL RACK Vision (December, 1984):

RACK Vision

In December of 1984 a manifestation / spiritual vision appeared to Tom Rossman in the windshield of his car while driving. This occurred after his original surrender to the Lord on February 23, 1977, backsliding for seven years, and a rededication to Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior shortly before the RACK Vision experience. This miraculous vision became the central stewardship guideline in the billiard industry for positive pocket billiards and how to RACK Up a Victory in one’s game, and most importantly, LIFE with Christ!  For more information, please click on the link below:


http://www.drcuepromotions.com/rack-vision/




ORIGINAL RACK Room Vision / Mission (June, 2004):


In June of 2004 the original RACK Vision was enhanced by a faith-driven revelation with “hope and a dream” vision points for a multitude of RACK Rooms being developed worldwide with the potential to turn the billiard world (and beyond) upside down. This original vision of RACK Rooms eventually transitioned itself into the GTS RACK Rooms project, as presented by Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. –   reaching the world for Jesus. For more information, please click on the link below:

http://www.drcuepromotions.com/rack-room-vision-mission-statement/



Vision / Mission

Note: Current Vision / Mission / Core Values, plus “Foundational” Verses included under this heading.




GTS RACK Rooms Vision (Established October, 2020):



We exist to help you RACK up victories in your game, and most importantly, LIFE for Christ.




GTS RACK Rooms Mission Statement (Established October, 2020):



Help train, mentor, and encourage players (and others in the billiard industry and beyond) to be Recreational Ambassadors for Christ’s Kingdom.

GTS RACK Rooms Core Values:

Game “of” the  Heart

Heart copy

Game “in” the Mind

Mind copy

Game “on & off” the Table

Pool Table copy

Special Comment: “Game” and “Table” can refer to ANY recreational activity.

GTS RACK Rooms “Foundational” Verses / Affirmations for Ministry Presentations:

1) Psalms 33:3 – “Play Skillfully with a Shout of Joy”

2) II Corinthians 3:17 – “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom” (NIV version)

Note: These two Bible verses were the primary themes to ministry shows done by Steve and Tom over the years and have been “spiritual keys” to softening the soil (hearts) & planting seeds of the Gospel message.

GTS RACK Rooms


Foundational Verse: Acts 1:8 (NIV): “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GTS-RACK-Rooms-111050807413948/

> YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC05o6A9B26pyG0fZcczmekg

> Tik-Tok: https://www.tiktok.com/@gts_rack_rooms (smart phone only)

> Ministry Partners: https://gtsrackrooms.com/racky/


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History


Note: Ministry flow chart / timeline draft (with linking to photo, etc.) forthcoming from Steve will be included under this heading.


Gospel Trick Shot Ministries: Founded – January 1996

GTS Logo

ORIGINAL RACK Vision (December, 1984):

RACK Vision

In December of 1984 a manifestation / spiritual vision appeared to Tom Rossman in the windshield of his car while driving. This occurred after his original surrender to the Lord on February 23, 1977, backsliding for seven years, and a rededication to Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior shortly before the RACK Vision experience. This miraculous vision became the central stewardship guideline in the billiard industry for positive pocket billiards and how to RACK Up a Victory in one’s game, and most importantly, LIFE with Christ!  For more information, please click on the link below:


http://www.drcuepromotions.com/rack-vision/




ORIGINAL RACK Room Vision / Mission (June, 2004):


In June of 2004 the original RACK Vision was enhanced by a faith-driven revelation with “hope and a dream” vision points for a multitude of RACK Rooms being developed worldwide with the potential to turn the billiard world (and beyond) upside down. This original vision of RACK Rooms eventually transitioned itself into the GTS RACK Rooms project, as presented by Gospel Trick Shot Ministries, Inc. –   reaching the world for Jesus. For more information, please click on the link below:

http://www.drcuepromotions.com/rack-room-vision-mission-statement/



Vision / Mission

Note: Current Vision / Mission / Core Values, plus “Foundational” Verses included under this heading.




GTS RACK Rooms Vision (Established October, 2020):



We exist to help you RACK up victories in your game, and most importantly, LIFE for Christ.




GTS RACK Rooms Mission Statement (Established October, 2020):



Help train, mentor, and encourage players (and others in the billiard industry and beyond) to be Recreational Ambassadors for Christ’s Kingdom.

GTS RACK Rooms Core Values:

Game “of” the  Heart

Heart copy

Game “in” the Mind

Mind copy

Game “on & off” the Table

Pool Table copy

Special Comment: “Game” and “Table” can refer to ANY recreational activity.

GTS RACK Rooms “Foundational” Verses / Affirmations for Ministry Presentations:

1) Psalms 33:3 – “Play Skillfully with a Shout of Joy”

2) II Corinthians 3:17 – “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom” (NIV version)

Note: These two Bible verses were the primary themes to ministry shows done by Steve and Tom over the years and have been “spiritual keys” to softening the soil (hearts) & planting seeds of the Gospel message.

GTS RACK Rooms


Foundational Verse: Acts 1:8 (NIV): “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


> Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GTS-RACK-Rooms-111050807413948/

> YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC05o6A9B26pyG0fZcczmekg

> Tik-Tok: put link here (smart phone only) — get this from Michael

> Instagram: put link here — get this from Michael

> Ministry Partners: https://gtsrackrooms.com/racky/


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