The Ministry was started in 2011 on the campus of Samford University by a core group of football players and a few other students who had been attending the “Football Bible Study.” Leaders from the football Bible study believed that female athletes and students could benefit from a similar Bible study that was RADICAL AND REAL. Those leaders allowed a female athlete from the Samford Soccer team to sit in on a few of their Bible studies to see if she thought it could be used to impact female athletes on campus. Eventually, a female Bible study was established. This female Bible study met separately from the male Bible study every week. However, the last Monday of the month was set aside for a “Co-ed Meeting.”This would allow the two Bible studies to come together and invite more people. With the Bible studies collaborating for kingdom expansion, it made sense that both of the Bible studies needed a new name beyond “Football Bible Study.” The Bible Studies grew even more and began to welcome students and athletes. Hence, RANSOM was born!!! RADICAL ATHLETE AND STUDENT OASIS MINISTRY.