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FCA North Texas Staff by Area


Below you will find the name of the FCA staff person who serves your particular area. Feel free to contact them with any questions you may have regarding your school huddle. Continue on this page for staff bios and contact information.

North Dallas (Michael Santiago): Area Director - Serving the ISD's of Allen, Community, Garland, Lovejoy, Plano, Richardson, Rowlett, Wylie and the campuses of UTD and DBU.

Northwest Dallas (Cory Largent): Area Representative - Serving the ISD's of Argyle, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Coppell, Denton, Lewisville, Litte Elm and The Colony.

N. Collin County (Weldon Swann): Area Represenative - Serving the ISD's of Celina, Frisco, McKinney, Melissa, Prosper and Van Alstyne.

Garland ISD (Daniel Brooke): Area Representative - Serving Garland ISD - West.

Southeast Dallas (Danny Noah): Area Director/Camp Ministry Director - Serving the ISD's of Cedar Hill, Crandall, Dallas(South), Desoto, Ferris, Forney, Kaufman, Lancaster, Mesquite, Red Oak, Royse City, Rockwall, Sunnyvale and Waxahachie.

North Dallas (Ben Pollard): Area Representative/Coaches Ministry Director - Serving the ISD's of North Dallas, Highland Park, Irving and the campus of SMU. 

Northeast Tarrant County (Jim Sheffer): Area Director

Northwest Tarrant County (Janette Hahn): Area Representative 

East Fort Worth (Chris Avila): Area Representative - Serving the ISD's of Byron Nelson, Hurst/Euless/Bedford, Fort Worth, Keller, Roanoke and Southlake.

Southeast Fort Worth (Ken Butler):
 Area Representative - Serving the ISD's of Alvarado, Arlington, Burleson, Celburne, Grand Prairie, Joshua, Mansfield and Midlothian.

Fort Worth Area College Ministry:

Chauncey Franks - Area Director- TCU Life and Character Coach

Coleman Maxwell - Assistant TCU Life Coach

Natalie Mayo - TCU Female Life Coach

Northeast Texas (Robert Bardin): Area Director - Serving ISD's in the following counties:  Anderson, Camp, Cherokee, Franklin, Harrison, Henderson, Hopkins, Panola, Rains, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood plus area colleges/universities.

Northwest Texas (Glenn Vrba): Area Representative - Serving ISD's in the following counties: Jack, Parker and Wise.

Northwest Texas (Turner Schwarz):  Greater Wichita Falls Area Director 

Northwest Texas (Mike Cummings): Wichita County Area Representative - Serving ISD's in Archer City, Bowie, Burkburnett, Childress, Chillicothe, Cityview, Electra, Henrietta, Iowa Park, Nocona, Olney, Petrolia, Quanah, Seymour, Vernon, Wichita Falls and Windthorst.

Kyle Embry: North Texas FCA Ambassador/Character Coaching Manager

Gary Smith: NE Texas FCA Ambassador

DFW FCA - THEN and NOW


 

God chose a young coach by the name of Don McClanen, with a dream of reaching coaches and athletes with the gospel, to begin FCA in 1954. A few years later, in June of 1962 at a National FCA Conference in Estes Park, the Lord called another young coach with a similar passion. That happened to be Coach Tom Landry who helped officially launch the Dallas chapter of FCA on April 21, 1966.

Coach Landry was aided by other founding members: Ron Case, Jim Evans, Herschel Forester, Bill Forester, Tiny Goss and Darrell Lafitte along with the first regional FCA Director, Bill Krisher, and Coach Jim Myers.

Later on, the Ft. Worth chapter was formed with Dennis Conner hired to lead that area in 1977. Conner was assisted by volunteers Marshall “Boogie” Robinson, Joe Lenamon, Mike Bourland, James Garner, Ray Taylor, Trent Detamore and Ronald Clinkscale. The first FCA field ministry representative for the area was a young seminary student named Neal Jeffrey!

In 2012, FCA Regional V.P., Wade Hopkins, initiated the merging of these two areas and the DFW Fellowship of Christian Athletes was created under the leadership of current North Texas Multi-Area Director, Rick Bowles, with guidance from both the Dallas and Ft. Worth leadership boards.

Of the original founders, board members and volunteers, many have continued to serve FCA throughout the years. That includes the Landry family who has faithfully supported the ministry, attending numerous events and lending their involvement behind the scenes as well. Mrs. Alicia Landry is still a major sponsor of Tom Landry Open and Tom Landry, Jr. serves on the DFW FCA Landry/Carter Endowment Board.

It is impossible to list all the names of those who contributed to building this ministry. But, reflecting on our past, being reminded of the passion and dedication of those who came before us, encourages us to continue their legacy. Especially knowing that, today, the need is as great as it ever has been for the influence of FCA on our campuses and in our communities.

With the help of our support team, donors and volunteers, we are resolved to continue pursuing our vision, "To see the world impacted by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes."


"When I coached the Dallas Cowboys, I looked for "impact players." Those who could alter and change the momentum during the games and those who could lead by example. The impact players often led us to victory. Just like the impact players for the Cowboys, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has made an impact in this nation - male and female athletes of all ages, coaches on all levels, families, corporations, churches and many others known only to God. All have made an impact for Christ." TOM LANDRY


FCA - 60 Years and Counting! Check out this timeline to learn more about our history.



Would you pray and ask the Lord what you might do to help us fulfill our vision "To see the world impacted by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes?"

 

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