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65 Years

Published on October 23, 2019

Shane Williamson

I love hearing stories of impact and life change that result from an FCA experience. Over the past several months, coaches and athletes from all walks of life have shared stories about how God used FCA Camp, a time of inspiration and perspiration, to transform lives. When I add this up over six decades of ministry, all I can say is, “Wow!”

In November 2019, we will celebrate the 65th anniversary of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. We’re grateful for the men and women who pioneered this ministry. We’re bearing the fruit of a rich history of faithful servants who believed

God wanted to use the vehicle of sports to introduce competitors to Christ. It’s an honor for myself and our team of close to 2,000 staff members to continue this legacy and take the vision into future generations.

One of the many reasons I believe God has blessed us and continued to open doors for FCA to grow is our Bible ministry. We’ve not compromised our focus and commitment to God’s Word and biblical truth in 65 years. Today, FCA is one of the largest distributors of Bibles in the world. (Read more about this in the Then and Now article).

The Great Commission in Matthew 28:18-20 doesn’t only rally us, but it tells us to teach all who hear the message to obey. How do we do this? We use God’s playbook, the Holy Bible, to share the life-changing message of salvation. (See more about how we present it through The FOUR on page 12). For 65 years, it has been our priority to go into the world and make Him known. Thank you for teaming up with us and supporting our ministry. We’re excited to continue going and experiencing all the Lord has in store for coaches and athletes.

Shane Williamson