I’m here because I can relate with a lot of the men because I know the paths they are on. I have shared in their experience. Most importantly, I’m a living witness to the life-changing power of God.” -Steve Peterson, Chaplain

The Lord’s Gyms are a weight-lifting, work out, and long-term discipleship program designed to teach at-risk men values and principles that avoid destructive lifestyles while nurturing their relationship with God.

There are locations in Covington, Price Hill and Queensgate.

At this ministry you can help men who struggle with addictions, who have been incarcerated and can’t find work, who struggle with living a destructive lifestyle.

Lord’s Gym offers a SAFE environment where relationships are established and nurtured.

The gym offers a variety of weight lifting equipment and opportunities for Christian fellowship. Devotion and Bible studies take place multiple times per day. Because the gyms host hundreds of patrons each month, thousands of people have heard and responded to the gospel of Jesus. Discipleship occurs daily as a way of life between our chaplains and willing members.

Some of our friends, as we like to call them, find benefit as they are referred to collaborating organizations that work in recovery and employment.

Bible study and participation is not a requirement for membership, which is currently $20. annually.


The Queensgate gym was established in 2015. This Lord’s Gym was originally located in Over-the-Rhine since 1993.

Location: 1211 York St., Cincinnati, on the City Gospel Mission Campus

Operating hours: M-F 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m.; Sat 8 a.m. to noon.

Contact: 513-229-9150

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The Covington gym was established in 2013 with the goal to expand Lord’s Gym Ministries to Northern Kentucky.

Location: 1601 Scott St., Covington, KY 

Operating hours: M-F 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (co-ed); 1 to 4 p.m. (women only); 4 to 7 p.m. (men only)

Contact: 513-621-5300

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