Rusty & Dana Tyack
The Mission of Reality Sports Foundation is to share the life-changing message of the Gospel with athletes and families, and to make “disciplers” of Jesus Christ. In order to attract athletes and families, they currently offer elite level coaching and instruction in Baseball, Wrestling, Volleyball, Tennis, Soccer, and Martial Arts.
Since September 2009, Rusty Tyack has served as the Director of Martial Arts with Reality Sports, based in Puyallup, WA. In this full-time position, Rusty uses the platform of martial arts training to reach kids, teens and adults with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This year-round ministry provides weekly martial arts classes, one-on-one discipleship, and private lessons, as well as martial arts clinics with local churches and schools. This program provides the platform to present a Gospel centered message at every workout, while building long term relationships with students, and allows Rusty to disciple people in their relationship with Christ.
This outreach is funded solely through the donations of private donors, class participants, and church partnerships. The Lord uses this “donation only” platform to attract students and families from all economic backgrounds, who may not be able to attend martial arts classes otherwise. This approach creates a unique opportunity to meet with these students and families all year long, allowing Rusty to focus on equipping and discipling, so that these students and families are able to go out and make more disciples of Jesus Christ. In the past 12 months, Rusty has presented the Gospel over 420 times. Many athletes and students have professed Jesus as Lord and Savior, and many disciples have been trained up and continue to be trained.
Rusty and his wife Dana have have two boys, Tyler and Bradley. The Tyack family has attended Christ’s Church since 2003 and have been members since 2006. Over the years, their family has served in numerous ministries and currently Dana is on staff, as the Hospitality & Event Coordinator.
Updated: Aug 2017