On this night, the free show attracted a few dozen guests who set up lawn chairs around the ring. Kids and adults alike watched in amazement at the ballet for brutes, as if they were watching a water tower on fire.
"This is MY show!" yelled Bob Szoke, emcee of the event, to one of the Kent boys.
"No, it's MY show!" one of the Kent boys yelled back in Szoke's face.
Both men were lying for effect, and they knew it. Actually, it's the Lord's show.
Welcome to Impact Christian Church in Merrillville, where "Wrestling for Jesus" is just another unconventional aspect of this unique place of worship.
Here, a converted old auto shop and garage now houses the home of the Lord and his believers.
Here, dozens of families across the region congregate to escape the rigid rituals of more traditional churches.
Here, it's not about how you dress or look or appear to society. The young church's motto is simply "a safe place to connect with God."
"I guess this sort of wrestling crowd isn't your typical Sunday morning church crowd, but we're all about accepting all kinds of people," said Szoke, pastor of the church. and I'll just bet Clowns are included Come quickly LORD JESUS come quickly !