Our Recreation Staff


Jeremy Hobbs

Recreation Director

jeremy@lexchurch.com | (859) 269-2800 x 261

Jeremy is a proud lifelong Lexingtonian who has been happily married for five years. He and his wife have two sons, Chandler & Logan, and are the proud the owners of their rambunctious bulldog, Woodford. During his freetime, he enjoys early morning golf, traveling 'round the globe, reading books on coaching, teamwork, and leadership, Spotify, and juicy U.S. history conspiracies. Jeremy also likes to believe that one can never own too many Nike shoes.

He's also a believer that University of Kentucky football Saturdays are spectacular, and we are spoiled with how Coach Calipari has brought #BBN back to prominence. Jeremy will be the first to tell you that he absolutely loves this ministry.

Jeremy graduated with a degree in education hoping to teach, but he's thankful God has him here to share the gospel through sports.

"I cherish God's Word and am always looking to explore new resources to further my knowledge of the Scriptures. I prefer to listen to it via Streetlights Bible. I love the authenticity of Bibliotheca. I seek Blue Letter Bible for cross references. I relate best with New Living Translation (NLT), but use English Standard Version (ESV), Good News Translation (GNT), and New International Version (NIV) frequently."

Michael Lippert

Soccer Director
michael@lexchurch.com | (859) 269-2800

Michael was born in Lexington and been here all his life.  He has two incredibly smart and talented kids, along with two very high maintenance Shih-tzu dogs!

Michael has been involved in the youth soccer scene of Kentucky for over 35 years.  He has coached multiple teams at multiple levels for over 20 years and witnessed the exponential growth of this ministry first hand.   He has held many different positions and roles within those 35 years of soccer; ranging from ODP, high school, club and recreational, young kids to college kids, business to event management.  He has a passion for youth sports and their ability to provide kids a unique development experience for their personal growth.  His knowledge and expertise will be utilized mainly with the Soccer program; including parent and coach education, developing a curriculum for player development and providing a long term vision for the future of our program.  Michael will also helps us with sponsorship programs and does extensive work on our technology tools.

He loves the ocean and is an Advanced Open Water certified SCUBA diver.  He loves to travel and his favorite place is the Florida Keys.  He is an avid UK sports fan and his favorite teams are Tottenham Hotspur and the Dallas Cowboys!


Charlie Gullett

Recreation Administration Assistant & Facilities Coordinator
charlie@lexchurch.com | (859) 269-2800 x 234

Charlie was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, and attended Centenary United Methodist Church his whole life! He found his calling in sports ministry following graduation from Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) and journeyed on a four-month mission trip to Argentina. During his time there, Charlie shared the gospel through basketball with kids and adults of all ages. This trip helped shaped who he is in Christ today. Upon returning back home, he graduated with a degree in International Relations from the University of Kentucky.

Charlie has been working with I AM 3RD for over 5 years in different capacities; however, he's thankful to be full-time staff now, and recently married his love, Sarah Faye. Charlie's roles vary, but he's the primary Field Manager at the Athens location during soccer seasons.


Chez Marks

Basketball Director
chez@lexchurch.com | (859) 269-2800

My name is Chez Marks. I am from a small town located in Bourbon County named Paris.  I graduated from Paris High School were played basketball and then went on to Morehead State University were I received a scholarship to play basketball for Coach Kyle Macy and graduated with a University Studies Degree. After college, I went to Europe to play professional basketball for 9 years. I have two lovely daughters who's names are Ciera and Che'z.  Ciera is going to attend Eastern Kentucky University in the fall of 2018, and Che'z who's is a sophomore at Paris High School who loves the sport of basketball as well. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, do yard work and play non competitive basketball, since I am so old now(lol).