G1 God First is a faith-based organization founded by Joel Lawmann, which was created to help shape young athletes to be successful in both sports and in life. Joel, born one of five sons to a preacher, grew up in London, England, emersed in the basketball and soccer culture with his brothers. Joel moved to the states to play basketball for Wayne County, Michigan in 2003-2005 and the Detroit Panthers in 2006. His younger brother, Benjamin, joined him a few years later to play basketball in Michigan. Eventually, Joel moved to Colorado to tryout for Erie Bayhawks and has remained in Colorado ever since.