About Us

Upward Sports

White Star Point

Spartanburg, SC 29301
Phone: 1-864-949-5700

Tannehill Valley Baptist Church

12858 Tannehill Parkway, McCalla, Alabama 35111
Phone: 1-205-477-6811


McCalla Flag Football is a partnership between Grace Life Baptist Church and Tannehill Valley Baptist Church. In an effort to glorify our Lord and savior by providing a first class experience through sports in a loving environment. Our first priority is not to win, but to help boys and girls reach their full potential.  



Grace Life Baptist Church

6200 Lou George Loop
Bessemer, AL 35022
Phone: (205) 428-1786


Grace Life Baptist Church & Tannehill Valley Baptist Church

For the Fall 2019/20 season, both girls and boys ages K5 through 6th-grade can play football. K5 through 6th-grade girls can cheer.

Justin Warren


Justin Warren is a native of McCalla, Alabama. Justin grew up in and currently lives in McCalla and the Business he founded 9 years ago, Birmingham Electrical Contractors, is also located in McCalla. Justin has been a volunteer coach for various Upward sports in the past as he loves working with kids and enjoys helping them reach their full potential in sports. He is married to Farrah Warren and has 5 children.


Marty McDill


Marty McDill began his Ministry at TVBC in August 2005.  Marty is a native of the Birmingham area, having grown up in Pleasant Grove.  After high school and a hitch in the army he surrendered to the ministry.  Marty obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Education from Samford University in Birmingham.  After college he received his Master of Arts in Christian Education from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Marty has served churches in Mississippi,Tennessee, and Alabama since 1987.  He is married to Melodie McDill and has a daughter and son.