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Hall of Champions

FCA’s Hall of Champions was established in 1991 to honor individuals who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to Jesus Christ through the ministry of FCA. They are considered volunteer “All Stars” who have given above and beyond the call of duty and have upheld the Four Core Values of FCA:  Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

Class of 2015

Jake Bostrom

Jake BostromJohn “Jake” Bostrom has been committed to FCA as a volunteer for more than a half-century, serving the Wisconsin FCA for the first two decades of its existence—and impacting countless coaches, athletes, volunteers and staff with his selfless service. In the late ’60s and early ’70s, Bostrom was invited to serve at FCA conferences in North Dakota, Indiana and Michigan. Many considered him well-suited as an FCA staff member, but God knew he would be more effective as a volunteer. Early Wisconsin FCA initiatives can trace their origins to Bostrom’s efforts.

Throughout the years, he organized a number of “Weekends of Champions” events, father/son banquets, FCA rallies and FCA Sundays for area churches. He also tirelessly raised funds for these events as well as for summer conferences and camps. In fact, more than 1,000 young athletes have attended FCA Camp because of his involvement.

Bostrom has also served extensively on state and local FCA boards and leaders within Wisconsin FCA say the ministry there would not be what it is without his influence. 


Wayne Gordon

Wayne GordonWayne Gordon was one of the founding staff members of Chicago FCA in 1975 and a former Chicago FCA board member. He continues to serve as an advocate, mentor and champion for the Chicago FCA urban ministry. Gordon served as an FCA Huddle Leader and coach at Farragut High School in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago from 1975 to 1982. The inner-city boys in that group wanted to start a church in their neighborhood with Gordon’s help, and today, 30 years later, the Lawndale Community Church on Chicago’s west side serves the community not only through the church, but also through a clinic with 30 doctors that serves 100,000 patients a year.

Raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Gordon came to faith in Jesus Christ through FCA in high school and graduated from Wheaton College in 1975. While at Wheaton, Gordon served as a leader in the Wheaton North High School FCA Huddle, formed and led by FCA Hall of Champions coach Jim Rexilius. Following a call by God to serve in the inner city after graduation, Gordon moved to North Lawndale, which, at that time, was the 15th poorest neighborhood in the U.S. While there, Gordon was a teacher, football and basketball coach and started the first inner-city FCA Huddle at Farragut High.

As an adjunct professor at several seminaries and graduate schools, Gordon heads up the Lawndale campus of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary. He authored the inspiring book, “Real Hope in Chicago,” which details the power of God working in a community in need and references the impact FCA had on his own life.

Anne Graham Lotz

Anne Graham LotzAnne Graham Lotz, the daughter of evangelist Billy Graham, has been involved with FCA for decades since her early days as a middle and high school Huddle Leader. She has since served as a keynote speaker at more than 50 FCA-related events, including numerous FCA Camps, President’s Weekends, Tom Landry Weekends, the 40th and 50th Anniversary Celebrations, women’s events for coaches’ wives and FCA auxiliary members, couples retreats, on university campuses and at multiple fundraisers around the country.

Called “the best preacher in the family” by her father, Lotz also speaks around the globe with the wisdom and authority of years spent studying God’s Word. The New York Times named her one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. Her “Just Give Me Jesus” revivals have been held in more than 30 cities in 12 different countries, to hundreds of thousands of attendees.

Lotz’s husband, Danny, passed away in 2015 at the age of 78, and was also a longtime supporter of FCA, being inducted into the Hall of Champions himself in 2002 in recognition for starting FCA in North Carolina.

Bobby Jones

Bobby JonesBobby Jones, a retired NBA star who played with the Philadelphia 76ers, has served as an FCA banquet speaker around the Carolinas region, as well as a counselor and connector for FCA area staff. His wife, Tess, has also been instrumental in leading FCA’s Women’s Roundtable in an effort to effectively reach high school girls with the FCA ministry.

Over the past 20 years, Jones has been a popular guest speaker at many FCA basketball camps and coaches clinics, as well as a humble servant at events. As a coach, Jones always offers a Bible study to his team and consistently aims to be a servant leader. He often shares stories of how he has seen God at work in his own life and in the lives of others.

While Jones stays in touch with the NBA by mentoring Christian players in the league, his preference over the years has been to coach middle school and high school basketball teams. This grass roots impact has allowed Jones to influence young players on a personal level. 

Ken Marks

Ken MarksKen Marks has served the Permian Basin FCA in the Midland, Texas, area for decades as a Huddle sponsor at Midland Lee High School and an FCA board member. He has been the face of FCA for hundreds of students over the years when Lee High School FCA did not have an area director or FCA staff on which to rely. Marks faithfully served as the Huddle sponsor for more than 30 years alongside his wife, Mary Lee.

A committed member of the board for the Permian Basin area, Marks has consistently provided wise counsel thanks to his long-term involvement with FCA. He has a strong spiritual commitment to the coaches, students and families he touches year after year. Many athletes over the past three decades or more can attribute the beginning of their relationship with Christ to Marks. He has also been a faithful giver to the ministry both financially and prayerfully, but most of all, with his time.

Marks was a member of the Midland ISD School Board in the ’80s when Spike Dykes, the Head Football Coach of Midland Lee, who went on to become the Head Football Coach at Texas Tech University, came to him requesting that an FCA Huddle be started on their high school campus. Since then, Ken and Mary Lee have hosted and led countless FCA meetings in their home, formed relationships with coaches and their teams and have taken athletes from Midland and surrounding schools to summer FCA Camp. 


With the addition of Bostrom, Gordon, Graham Lotz, Jones and Marks, the Hall of Champions now includes 91 members. The honorees are determined by an FCA selection committee following a nomination process that includes staff, volunteers, athletes and members of the organization’s Board of Trustees. You can view the full list of Hall of Champions members below.

Previous Inductees into FCA’s Hall of Champions

Class of 2014

Don Chalmers - National Board Chairman

Paul Dietzel - Board Member/Volunteer

Sylvia Hatchell - Basketball Coach

Clendon Thomas - Volunteer

Class of 2013

Dick Abel - Past FCA President

Jose Camp - Wrestling Coach

Mark Johnson - Baseball Coach

Frank Kelly III - Board Member/Volunteer

Class of 2012

Ron Brown – College Football Coach

Neil Lomax– Professional Football Player

Kathy Malone Sparks – Athletic Trainer

Class of 2011

Kyle Rote, Jr. – National Soccer Hall of Fame

Bill Yeoman – College Football Coach

Deb Patterson – College Basketball Coach

Class of 2010

Donn Moomaw – College Football Player

Jim Scrogins – FCA Huddle Coach/High School Football Coach/AD

Sue Semrau – College Basketball Coach

Ken Smith – Pastor/Volunteer


Class of 2008

Edward Britton III – Lacrosse Athlete

Charles Kemble – Volunteer

Betty Probasco – Golf

James “Buck” McCabe – Senior VP/CFO

Madeline Manning Mims – Track and Field Olympian


Class of 2006

Mike Kolen – NFL Player

John “Bull Bramlett – NFL Player

John Gordy – NFL Player


Class of 2004

Larry Nelson – PGA Golf

Jim Rexilius – High School Football Coach

Fisher DeBerry – College Football Coach

Otto Graham – NFL Football Coach


Class of 2002

Carl Erskine – Baseball

John Erickson – Past FCA President

Danny Lotz – Basketball/Trustee

R.V. Brown – Football/Volunteer

Morley Fraser – Athletics Director/Volunteer


Class of 2000

Tony Dungy – NFL Football Coach

Faye O’Dell – High School Football Coach

Captain Bill Lewis – FCA Golf Ministry


Class of 1998

Bunny Martin – Volunteer

Bobby Richardson – MLB Baseball

Dick Schultz – Volunteer

Grant Teaff – College Football Coach

Harry J. Lloyd – Volunteer


Class of 1995

Steve Largent – Congressman and NFL Football

Branch Rickey – Baseball


Class of 1992

Paul Anderson – U.S. Olympian

Kay Yow – College Basketball Coach

Jerry Kindall – College Baseball Coach

Betsy King – LPGA Golf

Class of 2009

Dal Shealy – Past FCA President

Ken Hatfield – College Football Player/Coach

Bob Lilly – NFL Player

Larry Mize – PGA Golf


Class of 2007

Albert Long, Jr. – Multi-Sport Athlete

Jimmy Feix – College Football Player/Coach

Dick Harp – Coach


Class of 2005

Gary Cuozzo – NFL Player

Jean Driscoll – U.S. Olympian

Prentice Gautt – NFL Player

Frosty Westering – College Football Coach


Class of 2003

Dr. O.K. Bailey – Volunteer

Ray Hildebrand – Former staff/volunteer

Mike Singletary – NFL Football

Jim Myers – Football coach

Joan Cronan – Athletics Director/Volunteer


Class of 2001

Jane Albright – College Basketball Coach

Bobby Bowden – College Football Coach

John Lotz – College Administrator

Freddy Mitchell – Volunteer

Tom Osborne – College Football Coach


Class of 1999

Tanya Crevier – Basketball

“Deacon” Dan Towler – NFL Football

Don Shinnick – Volunteer


Class of 1997

J.C. Watts – Congressman and College Football

Raymond Berry – NFL Football Coach


Class of 1994

Peggy Kirk Bell – LPGA Golf

Nick Hyder – High School Football Coach

Don McClanen – FCA Founder and College Basketball Coach


Class of 1991

Tom Landry – NFL Football Coach

Archie Griffin – Heisman Trophy Winner

Steve Owens – Heisman Trophy Winner

Roger Staubach – Heisman Trophy Winner

James N. Jeffrey – Volunteer

Dick Lane – Volunteer

Dan Stavely – College Football Coach