For more than 25 years, local businessman Gary Williamson has served on and led multiple boards and ministry teams across Midlands, South Carolina, and Florida. In South Carolina, he was integral to open doors for FCA and he used his influence in the community to help the Midlands Board thrive and support the growth of staff and ministry opportunities. When he relocated to Florida, he immediately got plugged into his local FCA and became the Board Chair of Pinellas County after recognizing the need for leadership. He and his wife Ann have supported FCA together and modeled, grown and encouraged FCA staff. They’ve made an impact with and through FCA.
Bob Williams was the first black player for the Minneapolis Lakers in 1955, and one of only seven black players in the NBA at that time. He was a quiet trailblazer for blacks in sports and played successfully for the team for two years while traveling with the Harlem Globetrotters in the off season. In the 1960s, FCA was gaining significant visibility around the country and Williams helped grow the ministry in Minnesota. He helped host the first-ever FCA Camp in the Hudson, Wisconsin area, which led to the formation of Huddles at the University of Minnesota and Richfield High School. Williams joined a basketball team of professional athletes who traveled the state to play games and share about the ministry of FCA and present the Gospel to local communities and crowds. As a result, FCA gained notoriety and credibility throughout Minnesota, and many more Huddles began. In 1998, he was inducted into the Minnesota FCA Hall of Faith for his “humble, loyal, and determined service to FCA and the Lord.”
Nearly all FCA staff know Diana Myers. As the founder of Gifts of Grace ministry, she helps the team hire staff and accesses their spiritual gifts. Her passion for helping people understand the gifts God’s given them, and how to best use them, has led her to serve prominent pastors and leaders in of the U.S.’s largest churches and ministries. Myers has served on numerous boards within FCA’s Western Region for more than 20 years, and she’s currently on the FCA Board of Trustees.
Since FCA Korea’s inception in 2017, Chang-won Kim has served two consecutive terms as the Board Chair. A specialist in rehabilitation medicine, he sends medical staff to FCA events and has participated in sports camps and 3D coaching seminars for more than a decade. As the Chair of FCA Korea, he leads the team in recruiting and training board members and financial giving. His leadership and influence have played a pivotal role in FCA Korea’s growth. He was awarded TLA Captain of FCA Korea in 2019 and 2020.