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Posted on September 11, 2014

'Pastor with a Punch'

September 8, 2014

As this Op-Doc video shows, Pastor Paul Burress is one of a growing number of pastors who incorporate mixed martial arts (M.M.A.), a violent sport also known as cage fighting that embraces kickboxing and wrestling, into their parishes. Watch Video


Pastor Paul on Fitness Edge Radio

September 4, 2014

We talk to one of the subjects of the upcoming documentary "Fight Church" on this episode of Fitness Edge Radio. Pastor Paul Burress of Victory Church discusses the many fitness offerings their faith community has to offer, including MMA. Listen Now


Punch thy neighbor? 'Fight church' doesn't turn the other cheek

April 27, 2014

When I tell people I’m a pastor and a mixed martial arts fighter, I usually get some puzzled looks. Read Article


Extreme Measures for Boosting Church Attendance - The Colbert Report

April 21, 2014

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Oscar-winning director explores the 'Fight Church' where pastors preach and punch

April 10, 2014

When Paul Burress was growing up as a kid and following his dad, who was a pastor, around the country doing karate demonstrations for Christians, he didn't think there was anything at all strange about it. Read Article


"Fight Church" Brings Faith and MMA Together

April 10, 2014

A new documentary called "Fight Church" explores the relationship between the Christian faith and MMA by following several pastors and fighters on a path to strengthen their faith through the sport. Watch Video


The Daily Buzz Discusses Fight Church Documentary

April 07, 2014

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New film details the lives of MMA fighting pastors

April 07, 2014

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Church "Fight Club" Pits Pastor vs. Pastor

April 04, 2014

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Fight Church Official Trailer

See Pastor Paul and Victory featured in the official trailer of Fight Church.


Just in it for God

April 04, 2013

For Paul Burress, his fights serve as a testimony to his Higher Power. Burress happens to be the senior pastor at Victory Church just outside of Rochester and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Chaplain. Read Article


NorthEastMMA - Gladius Fights III Review

March 31, 2013

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KISS 106.7 Interview

March 29, 2013

Pauly interviews a Pastor who also fights MMA and is the subject of a new documentary set for release this summer. Listen Now


Henrietta pastor Paul Burress really packs a punch

November 6, 2012

There's a great write up in the Democrat and Chronicle about Pastor Paul and Victory. Check it out. Read Article