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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NEWSLETTER

Monthly GTS “Newsletter” listing here, with “archived newsletters” immediately after current month!

Gospel Trick Shot Newsletter February 2023

GTS News February 2023 by Steve Lillis

GTS England and Ireland

January 2023 Recap

New Media Links


GTS England and Ireland –  A GTS team of Mike Massey, Tom “Dr, Cue” Rossman, and Steve Lillis are scheduled to leave at the time of this writing to meet pro Blackball coach and GTS team manager Wayne Parker from South Africa in Coventry, England.  Wayne is also working closely with GTS President Steve Lillis on other GTS projects worldwide.  Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman is working on Artistic Blackball with Wayne as he also serves along with GTS partner Brian Pauley as cochairmen of the new WPA General Committee of Artistic Blackball.  The GTS team will be competing in an IPA Pro Blackball event and do GTS Artistic Blackball shows in England and then move on to Ireland for more GTS Artistic Blackball shows hosted by Martin Kirwan the President of WPA Blackball International.

  

January 2023 Recap – The focus this past month has been on preparing for the England and Ireland GTS trips in February along with developing more media promotion for GTS and Artistic Blackball.  Mike Massey, Tom “Dr. Cue” Rossman, and Steve Lillis produced a highlight reel of about 40 Blackball trick shots that will be used for GTS and Artistic Blackball promotion.  Another Gospel Trick Shot of the month #36 was published on AZBilliards.com in the Buzz billiard magazine.  Mike, Tom, and Steve also published Christian articles on AZBilliards.com in the column entitled “Sharing the Light” working with GTS friend and former GTS board member Roger Long.  Mike Massey also spoke at a New Canaan Society (NCS) gathering while both Mike and Steve did some GTS fundraising at some Mike Massey shows in Pennsylvania.  Mike and Tom also did a GTS fundraising teaching clinic in South Jersey.  At the time of this writing out in the Midwest in Southern Indiana GTS VP Michael Hewitt is leading a GTS team at the annual Derby City Classic in a Gospel Trick Shot RACK Team booth provided every year for the past six years by Diamond Billiard Products.  You can go to our GTSRACKRooms Facebook page to see some of the postings as to what is happening!  Thank you to all our GTS friends and sponsors!

New Media Links – The following links were edited and posted in January 2023:


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 in October 2022 at the Blackball International World Championships.

https://youtu.be/YHyoV99mq5M

Mike Massey shares what he has learned in his life journey with the men of the New Canaan Society (NCS) at the Brick House Restaurant in Wyckoff, NJ on January 13, 2023. Mike is a former multi-time World Champion of Pool and Billiards, a Billiard Congress of America (BCA) Hall of Famer (2005), and considered by many as the greatest trick shot artist of all time! 

https://youtu.be/_ZaYKurMsMs


Please pray for GTS as 2023 is a big year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary with a GTS celebration banquet in the new Fellowship Hall at the Hawthorne Gospel Church on July 15th followed by four Sunday services in the sanctuary on July 16th as part of the HGC Summer Bible Conference “mission focus weekend” at the Hawthorne Gospel Church in Hawthorne, NJ.  Please pray and mark your calendar!         

Psalm 33:3 – “Play skillfully with a shout of Joy!”

Enjoy and God bless! 

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Most recent book (2019) “What’s That in Your Hand? God and Pool – The Gospel Trick Shot Story” and the first book (2013) “But You Must! The Steve Lillis Story” are available in paperback and as eBooks at: 


https://www.amazon.com (just type in the words “Gospel Trick Shot” or “Steve Lillis” to order)

 

You can also request an autographed copy by email to:


billiards12@hotmail.com


A suggested donation of at least $15 for each book or $25 for both will be shipped postage free in the USA!


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