Our Ministry

Champions Arise was born as a prayerful answer to a question from an African brother in Mozambique. Aware of the worldwide plight of women and TWR’s ministry through Project Hannah (now known as TWR Women of Hope), he asked the challenging question, “Why doesn’t TWR have programs for men? We men need so much help!”

Vision Statement

Champions Arise is a men’s discipleship ministry which utilizes prayer, small groups, mass media, and emerging technology to equip men to be all that God has called us to be.

Our Model

Jesus Christ, the supreme champion, who loved unconditionally, served humbly, obeyed his Father’s will, and paid the ultimate sacrifice to purchase eternal joy and salvation for all who believe.

Our Method

To encourage Christian men:
To embody Christ’s example, leading a life of humility, integrity and simplicity,
To build Christ-honoring relationships in family, church, work place and the community.
To be committed to prayer, study and living out God’s Word in every aspect of their lives.

Our Goal

To challenge, encourage and coach men worldwide to become champions of Christ, enabled by God’s Spirit to live out their true identity in Him, to run the race of faith in His power, inspiring others to do likewise.

Our Strategy

 In cooperation with other men’s ministries, we utilize Christ-centered, grace-oriented content and emerging technologies to develop, translate, produce, distribute, and use radio and other media for teaching and coaching men throughout the world.


Our Team

Foster Braun

Foster Braun has been a familiar voice in Detroit radio for the last 40 years. During that time, he hosted Christian talk shows and worked on WJR 760 AM, one of America’s premier radio stations, where he also hosted a weekly Internet Advisor program. In 2009 a diagnosis of cancer ended his broadcast career but didn’t still his voice until 2019. Foster’s voice continued to be an instrument that the Lord has used to present many different kinds of messages including the Champions Arise series with Kent Darcie. His motivation is “Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace.”

Kent Darcie

Kent Darcie is the founder of Adult Children of Divorce Ministries. He served as the head of men’s ministries at his church and has led marriage enrichment classes for many years. Kent is a popular speaker and, since 2004, presents sermons and workshops for adults with divorced parents. His passion is to help them apply God’s truth to minimize the impact of their parents’ divorce, and build restored relationships and healthy marriages. Kent authored the book “Choose a better path: Overcoming your parents divorce”.

Andy Napier

Andy Napier is the host and producer of TWR’s 2-minute daily feature called “Footsteps.” Previously, Andy served for 24 years with WMBW (Moody Radio Chattanooga, Tennessee) in several capacities including Program Director and Host of the Morning Program. Andy and his wife, Kathy, along with their two boys, Sam and John Edward, made the move to North Carolina in October of 2013 to serve as missionaries with TWR.

Edmund Spieker 

Edmund Spieker founded Champions Arise in 2011. He is a veteran in missions and personally experienced Christ’s redeeming power in the chaos of WWII. He has ministered with his wife Marli since 1966 in Brazil, Germany, North America and innumerous other countries. Until today Edmund is a friend and advisor to men’s ministries internationally. His commitment is “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the Gospel of the grace of God.” (Acts 20:24)

Paul Amos

Paul Amos served TWR as a ministry consultant and computer systems analyst until 2017. Until then he was the CA’s administrator and developed the CA website He serves today as a Church administrator. Paul holds an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Shepherds Theological Seminary. His commitment is, “[Jesus] is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28 NIV)