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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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 Bryan Johnston - Gwinnett Co. Area Director

 Bryan comes to FCA after 17 years in corporate Talent Management. He is a coach at heart both personally and professionally. He has personally coached everything from fastpitch softball, basketball to volleyball. He is married to his best friend, Pam, and they have 6 children that range from twenty one to nine.


Carl West - Director, Gwinnett South

Prior to joining FCA full time, Coach West worked 26 years in the public school system and was a volunteer huddle coach leading thousands of young people to Christ through the vehicle of FCA.  His personal vision is “To see Coaches and Athletes become champions in the game of life and victorious warriors on the battle field for Christ!" Carl's responsibility are the 12 high school clusters south of 316 and I-85 in Gwinnett County.

Yuri Lopez - Area Representative - FCA Soccer ATL

To read Yuri's incredible story, from growing up in 14 different orphanages in Honduras, to playing college soccer in the USA, to being a national speaker for OCC (Operation Christmas Child), to joining the FCA Soccer ATL team please click HERE

 Candace Lane - Area Rep - Coaches Wives

Prior to joining FCA staff in 2013, Candace and her husband, Bryan, were missionaries in Brazil.  Today, as a coach's wife, Candace can relate to so many challenges of other coaches' wives: Trying to invest in her own family while investing in other people’s children, wanting to grow in her own marriage but not having much time together, and seeing so many needs but needing encouragement herself.  Candace has a passion to serve coaches' wives and their families.To read more about Candace's ministry please click HERE

Jorge Vallejo - FCA Soccer Ministries Director

Jorge Vallejo is from the beautiful Bogotá, Colombia. He has had the pleasure to be part of the soccer professional arena for 7 years starting at the young age of 16 playing in the Colombian Professional League for 3 years before moving to the United States. Jorge has been serving with FCA for over 10 years, 5 years directing the Inner City of Philadelphia FCA and 5 in Atlanta launching the FCA Soccer ATL mission. Currently he develops and directs the FCA Soccer Ministries in Atlanta using the platform of soccer to develop "TRANSFORMATIONAL" coaches from the pro to rec level. Through soccer he and his team is reaching more than 300 at-risk youth in the metro Atlanta area through a Leadership Academy Program that matches at-risk youth with mentor-coaches.

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 Tyler Hoitsma - Area Rep - FCA Soccer ATL

Tyler grew up in Ramsey, NJ and began playing soccer at the age of 7.  He was blessed to pursue his dream to play college soccer at Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. The Lord has put a burden on Tyler's heart to serve at risk youth and he wants to make an impact by giving a hope and future to the kids he builds relationships with, which is only possible by sharing about the grace and love of our Heavenly Father.  FCA has allowed him to leverage his passions for the Gospel, youth, and soccer to have a greater impact for the Kingdom.

Darryll Stinson - Field Ambassador - Norcross, Duluth & Collins Hill

Darryll Stinson is a former defensive end for Central Michigan University who is a recent transplant to Georgia. He has a passion for helping athletes and helping them understand their true identity. He and his wife, Brittany, live in Lawrenceville with their two daughters (three & one) and are expecting their third next year.  Darryll is responsible for ministry for the Norcross, Duluth and Collins Hill clusters.


Nick Reynolds - Field Ambassador - Berkmar, Meadowcreek, Central Gwinnett

Nick is originally from Michigan where he played offensive line at Central Michigan University. He is currently full time staff with Life Church International where he has served as Creative Director and now their Student Pastor. He is a great addition to our Field Ambassador program because of his passion for sharing the gospel to young people! Nick lives in Duluth with his wife and toddler son.

Denise Corrigan - Community Volleyball & Area Admin

Denise helps coordinate a lot of the behind the scenes support that go into our various community sports program as well as supplying administrative support to our field staff. She is a mother of 3 college athletes (volleyball, lacrosse and soccer) so is passionate about youth sports. Her husband Tim has worked in the school system is entire career and is currently a superintendent in the metro Atlanta area.