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Not Just About Basketball

Over the past three years, we have reached out to hundreds of youth in our community using a basketball. We co-sponsored a camp with the YMCA and brought in the "Clown Prince of Basketball" and Harlem Globetrotter great, Meadlowlark Lemon. For the past two years, we have hosted a 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. In 2003, 600 youth participated, double the number from our first year. We have played over 300 games of basketball and given away 100 trophies to athletes. Our first tournament was played in a parking lot in North Baton Rouge and the second on the LSU campus.

But, this was not just about basketball! It was about a community coming together-people from different races, economic backgrounds, different vocations, and, yes, even different church denominations-for fun and fellowship on a basketball court in a spirit of unity.

Psalms 133:1, "Behold how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity."

The real reason for our tournaments is about faith. God's Word tells us to "Go, ye therefore..." Matthew 28:19. We had men and women of God all over the courts-pastors, Christian businessmen and businesswomen, homemakers-as court monitors and volunteers. We opened each event with prayer. We let it be known that the reason we work hard setting up the basketball goals, buying t-shirts and trophies is because we love and care about these children and want to share the good news that has changed our lives at our Sunday morning courtside service. Gail and I, along with our celebrity guest, get to acknowledge who made it all possible - the Most High God. We challenge all of the participants not to just settle for being a great athlete but to be strong men and women of God. We have seen many of them give their hearts to Christ.

It is all about living for Jesus Christ.

Since the inception of Yes I Can, Inc., we have worked together in many different settings from basketball camps to youth crusades across America. Art and Gail have a very unique way of dealing with the issues that youth face today – whether it is drugs, sex, low self-esteem, violence or whatever. They can relate to youth so well because they "speak their language."

Meadowlark Lemon
Former Harlem Globetrotter
and Member of
NBA Hall of Fame

Mission to Cuba


It was a real blessing to travel with Dr. Clint Doiron who shared with the Cuban doctors that our only motive for coming was to offer love and hope and to help the Cuban patients in any way we could. Dr. Clint shared with them how God had moved upon the heart of many people in America to help and that it was through their generosity that we were bringing over $1,500,000 worth of medicines and supplies.

Dr. Doiron, third from left, is a heart surgeon from Knoxville, Tenn. who serves on the Yes I Can board.

I have personally known Art and Gail Moore for more than five years and know them to be people of high morals and ethical character. Their organization reaches out to youth and their families who are in need and helps turn negative situations into positive ones.

Bobby Simpson, Mayor-President
City of Baton Rouge
Parish of East Baton Rouge


Harlem Globetrotter great and NBA Hall of Famer, Meadowlark Lemon, and Gail visit with students during lunch
I have never seen our young-sters so moved by anyone’s per-formance as they were by yours. They are generally very apathetic and very critical about the motivational activi-ties we try to provide ...but they were electrified. It was upon their insistence, also that of the football and baseball coaches, that I raced to the auditorium to meet the individuals who raised the hairs on the arms of my otherwise unmotivated children

Cortez Frank
McKinley Senior High School
Baton Rouge, LA

The Moores are a dynamic team and highly gifted. Challenges were made openly to the students that no one had ever made before. Students, for the first time, realized that only they are in charge of the life God has given to them. Art and Gail have a powerful ministry that is not hype but sincere love for young people. They focus on doing the right thing.

Elton J. Blunt
Capitol High School
Baton Rouge, LA
Art challenges thousands of students every year and brings a message of hope for the future
Art challenges thousands of students every year and brings a message of hope for the future

Yes I Can Love Center


God led Art & Gail Moore to begin a church that is based solely on the kingdom of God. In January 2010, the Yes I Can Love Center was formed. The Yes I Can Love Center is your church home, a place for spiritual restoration, healing, worship, and the Word of God!

Our Vision: The vision of the Yes I Can Love Center is to teach the whole bible in its entirety as it is written. Adding nothing to it and eliminating nothing from it. Our mission is to bring people into the true knowledge of God by making them disciples of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is our full intention to usher the body of Christ into the presence of God through praise and worshipping him in spirit and in truth.

Yes I Can Love Center
10473 Old Hammond Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70827
Service Time: Sundays @ 10AM
Interactive Bible Study: Wednesdays @ 7PM