Brilla Soccer Ministries was founded in 1996 on a soccer mission trip to Costa Rica. Brilla’s purpose is to share the good news of Jesus Christ through the game of soccer. Whether in a foreign country, playing in the states, or in a camp setting, our goal remains the same – to shine for Jesus. Brilla is the Spanish word for “shine,” which reminds us that Jesus said:
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven — Mathew 5:16
Since its inception 18 years ago, Brilla’s ministry has included competitive teams, summer camps, and international mission trips. In 2007, the ministry of Brilla expanded its outreach through the purchase of a Premier Development League (minor-league) franchise. In 2010, the organization founded the Urban Soccer Project, which brings the excitement of soccer and the love of Jesus to children in the inner-city Jackson metro area.