Bill & Janice Clark


Bill & Janice Clark founded KICKO in 1995 as a 501(c)3 non-profit ministry with a heart to reach the children and their families living in Knoxville's urban communities. They continue to serve faithfully the vision God gave them over 25 years ago.

Michael Clark

Executive Director

Michael grew up around KICKO, but now is a vital part of its future. Preparing himself with schooling (MA in Missiology) and experience (Los Angeles Dream Center, FIRE School of Ministry, overseas missions, etc.) God has planted him right here in Knoxville.

Tara Lawson

Sidewalk Team Leader

Tara has been working with kids for over 14 years in various capacities (i.e. Head Starts, Knox County Schools, Churches, etc.). She has been a wonderful addition to the Sonday School teams.

Rob & Chris Ellis

Sidewalk Team Leaders 

Rob & Chris have been involved in missions/ministry for over 35 years. They have a  heart for least reached kids, urban or rural, and mobilize others around this vision to reach the next generation. Their email below will connect you to YWAM Knoxville (Co-Founders). 

Dana Jones

Sidewalk Team Leader & Youth Assistant

Dana grew up in Rapid City, SD and recently graduated from Colorado Christian University. Following her internship with KICKO as a Thrive Resident, she joined us full-time! She has a passion to work with kids coming from hard places to see them have relationship with Christ. 

Morgan Fangman

Sidewalk Team Leader & Youth Assistant

She loves culture, traveling, and developing others to their full potential.

Christian Hardin

Youth Director

Christian has a heart for youth to know God & have real relationships that help students live out their purpose. 

Candi Clark

Administrative Assistant

Candi has a heart for the Lord and the kids in our city. She is active in the foster/adoptive community and advocates for healthy and whole families.