FCA’s Hall of Champions was established in 1991 to honor individuals who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to Jesus Christ through the ministry of FCA. They are considered volunteer “All Stars” who have given above and beyond the call of duty and have upheld the Four Core Values of FCA: Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
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.
Steve Powell is the quintessential FCA pioneer, volunteer, donor and board member. In FCA, which is “volunteer-driven,” he has been a compelling force from the ministry’s beginning in the Northeast Region. In the early 2000s, Powell introduced FCA to the Rochester area before it had
Dr. Judson Martin’s FCA involvement began in high school, continued during his basketball career at the University of Nebraska and intensified as an adult. Over the past 40-plus years, he has faithfully dedicated his time and financial resources to advancing the Christian
When Theodore Ginn, Sr., an FCA Huddle Leader since 1996, was appointed the head football coach at Cleveland’s Glenville High School in June 1997, one of the first things he did was implement an FCA program for the team. This included Huddle time during
Jeff Edmondson has been active in all facets of FCA: athlete, coach, board member, volunteer and donor. While in high school, Edmondson was named FCA Athlete of the Year in Oregon. He then served as co-captain of the football team at Whitworth University,
Jay Bell has been involved with FCA for nearly three decades as a coach and donor. A lifetime Tom Landry Associate,heis involved in his local FCA through financial giving and assisting with Game Days and other FCA events. As a Major League Baseball player, Bell’s career
A lifelong supporter of FCA, Jean Barrett is known for both his skill in starting new FCA programs and raising support for them. Barrett founded Tulsa’s FCA inner-city camp 23 years ago, and it is still running today. As a volunteer, he underwrote and directed