In 1990 Ambassadors Football began as Ambassadors In Sport (AIS) in Bolton, England. They continued as AIS until the current name, Ambassadors Football, was adopted in 2013.

In 1999 Youth Enjoying Soccer Athletic Club (YESAC) was formed to share the love of Christ and the game of soccer to urban communities in Pittsburgh. Our original partnership with the Pittsburgh Youth Network allowed us to share our vision and start our first programs in the Hill District and on the North Side. Additional partnerships were formed with the Urban Impact Foundation, Eastminster Church and the Open Door Church which allowed us to lay the foundation for our community programs. With continued growth and expansion in 2005 YESAC decided to merge with Ambassadors In Sport (AIS) International and become AIS Pittsburgh. This merger helped to expand our local programs and enabled us to become part of an international soccer ministry.

In 2013 we became Ambassadors Football Pittsburgh under the re-branding that was done to unify all of the global ministries of Ambassadors. Since our merger, and with the vision of Lenny II, we now reach hundreds of local kids from over twenty countries yearly through our community academy programs, winter futsal, summer soccer camp, travel teams, and many other programs. Our goal is to give glory to God by providing high quality soccer training in a fun environment that promotes player and team excellence in the game and in life.

In Pittsburgh Our Football Ministry Serves
A Culturally Diverse Community, Joining As One,
To Play For More Than Just The Game.

To communicate the good news of Jesus to all people through football.

To see transformation through football ministry in every country and culture.

We uphold the long-term, transformative role of the Church in the world.

We identify and collaborate with others in the pursuit of shared goals.

We seek to develop ministry that engages the culture.

We follow the example of Jesus by leading through service.

We Believe In…

  • The one true God who lives eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
  • The love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.
  • The divine inspiration and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament Scriptures, which are the written Word of God – fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.
  • The dignity of all people, made male and female in God’s image to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgment.
  • The incarnation of God’s eternal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ – born of the virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.
  • The atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.
  • The bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of our resurrection; his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Saviour of the world.
  • The justification of sinners solely by the grace of God through faith in Christ.
  • The ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.
  • The Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers – given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit’s gifts to worship God and proclaim the Gospel, promoting justice and love.
  • The personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfil the purposes of God, who will raise all people to judgment, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.