We bump, set, and spike, but always start with serving.

Making a difference in the world with sand volleyball.

Our History

Since 2011

New Albany Sand Volleyball is a ministry of Grace Life Nazarene Church in New Albany, Ohio, The league was started in 2011 and has grown rapidly due to the support of many area churches, including Jersey Baptist, New Life Baptist, New Albany Presbyterian, New Albany Methodist, Westerville Community Church, and local community teams. All league and tournament matches are played on two sand volleyball courts located at 6000 Johnstown Rd. New Albany, OH. Some of the leagues are constructed to provide childcare to minister to children while couples have a chance to enjoy playing together with other couples. All league games are started with prayer and emphasize Christian values, safety, fellowship, and love of sand volleyball. The league uses all league funds to support the sand volleyball program and to support various charities each year. In the past, the program has donated up to $1500 to programs such as Kairos, Haiti water program and Lower Lights Ministry and recently has started a scholarship fund that awards scholarships to Grace Life and New Albany Sand Volleyball youth that are attending a Christian college.  This year we continuing to support the Grace Life Scholarship Fund and also introducing the New Albany Sand Volleyball/Grace Life Missional Grant Program.  Recipients of a Missional Grant receive financial resources (between $100 and $500, depending on funds availability and need) to make an impact on the lives of others in their community. Our desire is to come alongside individuals and teams/families in our Sand Volleyball Leagues and enable them to live missionally by tangibly showing God's love to others.

League Managers

Jim Smith


Lisa Molnar

Spring Competitive Thursday

Lauren Stefanov

Spring Thursday

Jessica Wetzel

Summer Competitive Saturday

Josh Baur

Summer Competitive Sunday

Ryan Price

Summer Competitive Thursday

Ben Stein

Summer Recreational Sunday
University Scholarships Available!

Scholarship Program

Thanks to our sponsoring church, Grace Life Nazarene Church, we are now able to offer scholarships to qualifying students. Click on the link below for more information and an application for the scholarship.

Other Organizations We've Supported

  • Lower Lights Ministries
  • Haiti Water Project
  • Westerville Area Resource Ministry
  • Adaptive Sports Connection
  • Eyes Wide Open International


All matches are held at Grace Life Nazarene Church.

6000 Johnstown Road
New Albany, OH 43054

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Our Sponsors


Churches that have supported New Albany Sand Volleyball include Grace Life Nazarene Church, New Albany Methodist Church, New Albany Presbyterian Church, Jersey Baptist Church, New Life Baptist Church, and Westerville Christian Church.