Meet Dan Barnes

Dan Barnes believes God has been preparing him for some time to become FCA’s Central and Western Massachusetts Multi-Area Director.  His thirty years of workforce experiences, which have included starting two IT businesses, positions in sales and marketing and development, serving as a foundation director, and numerous volunteer roles, have helped him develop a leadership style focused on team building …

Who will you follow?

In today’s world everyone is quick to look for people whom they want to emulate. It’s amazing to watch the trends and see the following of the closely examined lives of professional athletes and celebrities. Social media allows us to follow people – both the ordinary and the extraordinary — who can use branding to portray fantastic images of themselves. …

What I learned about racism from Benjamin Watson

Reflections on Under Our Skin I was about to go online and order a copy of Under Our Skin by Benjamin Watson, when that same day in the mail I received it as a gift from my friend and colleague, Rick Isaiah.  I was particularly excited to read it, as I am aware of Watson and his family’s close ties …

Following Him with Immediacy

Matthew 4:19-21 “19 Follow Me,’ He told them, ‘and I will make you fish for people!’20 Immediately they left their nets and followed Him. 21 Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them. 22 …

Staff Spotlight: Jason Harewood

Jason Harewood has a proven track record of success in directing and coaching youth athletic teams and supporting the development of young adults. He and his wife, Althea, are residents of Baldwin, NY. As an active member of the Long Island sports community, he is diligent in providing youth with opportunities to build meaningful relationships with their peers and caring …

Ministry Updates: Greg Doll and Fairfield County

A year ago I was contacted by a chaplain from Major League Soccer about giving prayerful consideration to serving as the chaplain for the new franchise in New York City — the New York City Football Club (NYCFC). My initial response was, “I am not sure that I’m the right guy for the job. I played a few years of …

His Purposes Can Never Be Thwarted

2 Chronicles 29 & 30 One of my favorite seasons of life was from 2007 to 2010 when our young family lived in Kansas City, Missouri, during my time serving at the FCA National Support Center. It was inspiring to work with such a great team of people as we saw God at work, the ministry grow and tasted success …

Ministry Update: Syracuse Area

Fueled by a desire to do more for FCA after attending Camp Kutztown the past two summers, a few Syracuse teen girls have started local huddles. One of those huddles is a Community Huddle in the home of Bishop Ludden 8th grader Riley Murphy, where anywhere from 12-18 girls meet weekly for dinner and Bible study. Murphy, who attended FCA’s …

FCA hires Vining as State Director for New Hampshire

ROCHESTER, NY – December 22, 2015 — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes announces the addition of Mike Vining to the team as state director for New Hampshire. Mike has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, including as national director for a large food industry corporation, managing $10 billion in annual sales and maintaining merchant partnerships with 100+ companies. …

With a Thankful Heart

Philippians 1:3-5 3 I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, 4 always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. I thank my God everytime I remember you. I want to take a moment to thank the partners that have …