South Texas FCA
FCA began in 1954 through the vision God gave a simple coach by the name of Don McClanen: to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. FCA in South Texas was birthed in 1971 through Dennis Conner, a tennis coach for Pan American University. As a new Christian, Coach Conner was looking for an outlet to impact and influence his players and other Pan American athletes for Jesus Christ. In the early 80's, Barney Sarver came on Staff with FCA in South Texas and pioneered the ministry and reached many coaches, athletes, and communities.
Since 1972, the FCA ministry in South Texas has grown from just one Campus to over 150 Campuses & Ministries in our Area. FCA currently has thousands of Middle School, High School, and College Coaches & Athletes who meet every week to grow through athletic competition, Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. Along with changing lives on the public school campuses, we also have ministries to Community Sports, on International soil, and through events such as Camps, Fields of Faith, and School Rallies.
As ministy has grown, so has the number of folks serving through FCA. We now have a dozen fulltime and part-time staff as well as over 1000 volunteers. Texas has grown over the last 40 years, and with approximately 3 million people in the 31 counties that make up our South Texas FCA Area, our staff & volunteers stay busy fulfilling FCA's mission "to lead every Coach and Athlete into a growing relationship with Jeusu Christ."
God is using FCA to change lives. Our goal for the upcoming year is to strengthen our Campus ministry to coaches & athletes, take over 1,000 Campers to one of our FCA Camps, and provide over 10,000 FCA Bibles to coaches & athletes in our Area. Only through the generous donations of our community and the hard work of all those involved will we continue to meet the needs of all the incredible coaches & athletes who call South Texas home.
Enjoy this 2 minute video on the HISTORY of FCA...