Upward Basketball at Englewood Baptist exists to engage the community of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas with a meaningful basketball program by providing an environment to develop players both physically in sport and spiritually in Christ.

“Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all peoples.” Psalm 96:3

What an enormous task! What a great privilege! Believers all over the world are charged to declare the name, works, and glory of Jesus Christ. Is there any easier way than through the simple method of sports?

Upward Basketball is not primarily a recreation league for church members. Rather, it is a tool for evangelism for the Kingdom of God and Englewood Baptist Church. The goal is to tell those in the community of Rocky Mount and surrounding areas about the love and hope that only Christ can offer, through the powerful platform of sports.