About Faith In Motion
“Everything is possible for him who BELIEVES.” —Mark 9:23
Welcome to Faith in Motion, your faith-based alternative for Dance and Fitness!
How great is our God! Thank you Jesus for entrusting this vision to me, for your faithfulness when I was faithless; for your healing when I was sick; for restoration of broken dreams; for a peace that passeth all of my understanding; for being my comfort when no one else was around; for your provision through my ignorance and wisdom for my unknowing; for your all sufficient grace that carried me when I ran out of strength; for making up every difference I could not fulfill…it is for all this and so much more that I give you praise. “Not unto me, O Lord, not unto me, but unto your name be all glory”.
Hello! My name is RaChelle Fears-Neal and I am the Overseer of Faith in Motion Christian School of Dance and Fitness, LLC located in Marion, Indiana.
My husband, Mikel, and I reside in Marion and have four children, Gzurjuan, Llekken, Breonna and Gzi’. In May of 2000 I accepted Christ as Lord of my life and committed my gift of dance for the uplifting, blessing and building of His Kingdom!
I began my dance career at the age of 3 at Playhouse Studio of Dance under the direction of Teal Royer. For over 14 years I instructed the techniques of Tap, Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Liturgical and Pointe. I later worked under Deborah Thomason and assisted in the grand opening of Broadway Bound Studio of Dance in Kokomo, Indiana for one year before becoming a stay home mom & wife. It was the precious years of being home with my family that I really began to learn how the Lord was speaking to me. I learned my first mission field was my family, and began to teach my children everything the Lord was teaching me. Walking away from dance was simply my Abraham & Isaac test. The thing I thought I loved most, He asked me to sacrifice. Once I surrendered the “secular” dance, God began opening doors for me with spiritual dancing. I organized and directed several local church dance ministries as well as educational facilities.
Faith in Motion was birthed at my home church, Allen Temple AMEC with 50 youth in approximately 1999. It was there, under the leadership of Rev. Ida James that the Lord began to speak to me through
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. Owning a dance studio has been a life-long passion of mine. Ironically, Rev. James initially approached me regarding instructing a fitness class at the church. Her only stipulation was that I had to use Christian music. You might say my walk with Christ then was not where it is now, and I declined! Oh, but in all these years I’ve learned about the will of God, and within His will is His way AND His timing. Not only do we offer the techniques of Tap, Hip-Jazzy-Hop, Ballet, Pointe and Ballroom Basics to Christian music; but we also offer Yoga, Bootcamp, Zumba, Zumba Toning and ZumbAtomic…and YES, we use Christian music for those classes as well!
None of this would be possible without my parents, Joan Fears and the late Russell C. Fears. I am eternally grateful for their continual sacrifice and support throughout the years to maintain my dance instruction and honor them in the subtitle of the studio, noaJ llessuR.
It is my desire to use this gift and our classes of dance and fitness to bring people closer to Christ.
“I am therefore Christ’s ambassador, as though God were making his appeal through me. I implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.” –2 Corinthians 5:20