Don Stubbs and Travis Troyer met by divine intervention. Don spent most of his adult life in Chicago working at Moody Bible Institute, Inner City Impact, and as one of the founders of GRIP Outreach for Youth. During a fundraising trip for GRIP, Don met Travis, who at the time was seeking God's direction for his life after pursuing his own dreams in the sports entertainment industry. Travis moved to Chicago to work with GRIP, and it was there that the Lord put in Don and Travis's hearts to launch a discipleship ministry. In April of 2009, they took the steps of faith. Don and Travis moved to Ohio, and Off the Wall was born. The ministry began with Don and Travis living in a house with five young men to intentionally disciple them.
From our humble beginnings, Off the Wall continues to strive to follow God's leading for the ministry as we seek to follow Him in all we do. God has graciously opened doors and provided for us over the years and has brought us both staff and students from all over the world to join us in the mission of making passionate disciples of Jesus. We currently have 50+ young people being intensely discipled through our communities in New Philadelphia, OH and East Greenville, PA, and a staff of about 20. We have seen young people go onto the mission field, become pastors, husbands & wives, fathers & mothers, and most importantly, we have seen them understand and live out the call of disciple-making wherever God takes them.