Nov 13, 2020
WHY FCA WRESTLING?
“God used the sport of wrestling to change the trajectory of my life, both on and off the mat. It was in college that I was first introduced to the ministry of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). The impact it had on my life was the forerunner to God leading me to being involved with FCA Wrestling. This ministry is in the relationship business—relationship with others and with God. To see relationships develop and grow through the sport of wrestling has been a huge blessing. For me, there is nothing quite like the opportunities I have to challenge and encourage fellow coaches who are some of the greatest influencers in our culture today. FCA Wrestling allows me to ‘coach the coach’ as together we grow in our walk with the Lord.”
Founder of Utility Keystone Trailer Sales
“Staff members provide coaching conversations of being free with God—an infinite possibility and sharing Christ’s heaven promise available on earth. FCA Wrestling’s 3D Coaching teaches purpose, commitment, and responsibility in following Christ’s values and principles.”
Executive Director and Head Wrestling Coach of the Pennsylvania RTC
“I was drawn to be on the FCA Wrestling Leadership Board because I believed the FCA organization should and would have an eternal impact on the sport of wrestling. I had heard of FCA since I was in high school back in Amarillo, Texas, and had spoken at some FCA events. However, in 2009, there had yet to be a focus by FCA specifically on the sport of wrestling, and that needed to change. So, in 2009, I joined the FCA Wrestling Leadership Board to help establish a vision, mission, and action plan for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the sport of wrestling. Since joining the board, it has been a tremendous honor to see how FCA Wrestling has influenced a myriad of coaches for Christ, has been a bright light to Olympians, has shared resources of truth all around the globe, and has planned many events where wrestlers received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I always say, ‘If you love Jesus and sport of wrestling, there is no better organization to support than FCA Wrestling.’ ”
Ambassador for USA Wrestling for Peace
“My commitment to FCA Wrestling Leadership Board was not a difficult decision. I am passionate about the purpose and plan of FCA Wrestling. It is a tremendous tool in God’s hand. I am honored to be a part of such an amazing movement to reach our wrestling world with God’s Good News.”
Vice President of FCA Field Ministries in the Midwest Region
“In 2008, I championed the idea and spearheaded the official beginning of FCA Wrestling which is a sport-specific ministry of global FCA. In overseeing FCA Wrestling as Vice President of FCA Field Ministries in the Midwest Region, I have found it rewarding to see the growth and impact this ministry has had over the years.”
Sales Professional for Lifetouch NSS, Inc.
“FCA Wrestling’s ministry allows me to serve Christ in a sport I truly love. It allows me to be a part of a ministry that helps develop young men and women and coaches in their faith walks. Being a part of this ministry in this sport shows God’s goodness in allowing me to see His hand at work—not only in the U.S.—but now throughout the world.”
Head Wrestling Coach at Wheaton College
“Tim Johnson invited me to an FCA Leadership Board meeting in 2009 and somehow that translated into me being on the board since that time. I have watched the impact of FCA Wrestling firsthand at camps and clinics. I have seen coaches and athletes come to Christ and have witnessed the subsequent discipleship. FCA uses wrestling as a platform to draw the wrestling community to God through Christ and that has eternal value.”
Founder and former President and CEO of The Cochlan Group, Inc.
“Being a wrestler for many years, I still have a passion for the sport of wrestling. I love the sport and love Christ. The combination of these two loves is what drew me to FCA Wrestling. Now that I have been on the Board for several years, I am more enthused than ever since FCA Wrestling has grown considerably and is continuing to change the world for Christ.”