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). 

Sydney Kraslawsky

Sidewalk Team Leader

Sydney is not new to urban youth ministry and feels a call to invest in kids all across our city. She also serves on staff at Cedar Springs Presbyterian Church in their sports ministry. She lives downtown and brings great energy to her Sidewalk sites.

Morgan Fangman-Bingham

Sidewalk Team Leader & Youth Assistant

Morgan loves culture, traveling, and developing others to their full potential. She has a heart for the deaf world, especially those unreached with the good news of Christ, and is finishing her degree in ASL. She loves each of her communities and kids deeply. Come see how Morgan is adding her personality to ministering to kids at one of her Sidewalk sites. 

Bethany Gross

Sidewalk Team Leader & Youth Assistant

Bethany has worked with younger kids for years but has joined us with a call to move into a season of intentional ministry. She learns quickly and loves to bring her fun to each of her Sidewalk sites. In addition to Sidewalk, she also works closely with our Youth. 

Christian Hardin

Youth Director

Christian has a heart for youth to know God & have real relationships that help students live out their purpose. He leads from the heart and loves to see our Youth experience and know God deeply. He is recruiting and developing volunteers continually to reach other pockets of Youth throughout our city. 

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.