Fellowship of Christian Athletes/ FCA

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes ("FCA") is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8701 Leeds Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64129-1680

Website: www.fca.org

Phone: (800) 289-0909

Email: fca@fca.org

Organization details

EIN: 440610626

CEO/President: Shane Williamson

Chairman: Darlene Johnson

Board size: 23

Founder: Mr. Don McClanen

Year founded: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


The FCA Vision

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

The FCA Values

FCA relationships strive to demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

    Integrity- FCA will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately and publicly.
    Serving- FCA will model Jesus' example of serving.
    Teamwork- FCA will express their unity in Christ in all their relationships.
    Excellence- FCA will honor and glorify God in all they do.
The Ministries of FCA

The FCA Ministries encourage, equip and empower coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of sports to impact their world for Jesus Christ. The FCA Ministries are: Coaches Ministry, Campus Ministry, Camp Ministry and Community Ministry.

Mission statement

To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.

Statement of faith

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Statement of Faith is:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women) regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.


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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating251 of 94011 of 27
Fund acquisition rating455 of 94214 of 27
Resource allocation rating296 of 94213 of 27
Asset utilization rating320 of 94011 of 27

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$459,271$606,101$444,085$410,900$133,493
Short-term investments$27,624,560$21,603,182$11,650,580$8,786,594$11,745,706
Other current assets$1,211,336$532,649$626,296$514,482$985,535
Total current assets$44,472,670$33,120,011$23,525,024$18,860,143$23,662,630
Long-term investments$33,859,549$36,444,235$36,767,467$38,203,837$28,429,907
Fixed assets$9,962,439$10,688,097$11,474,685$11,497,900$11,357,523
Other long-term assets$668,357$673,857$791,155$956,281$1,025,759
Total long-term assets$44,490,345$47,806,189$49,033,307$50,658,018$40,813,189
Total assets$88,963,015$80,926,200$72,558,331$69,518,161$64,475,819
Payables and accrued expenses$4,049,794$3,952,512$4,683,058$4,000,239$3,353,859
Other current liabilities$39,984$39,984$39,984$39,984$0
Total current liabilities$4,089,778$3,992,496$4,723,042$4,040,223$3,353,859
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$183,162$212,548$240,534$267,190$0
Total long-term liabilities$183,162$212,548$240,534$267,190$0
Total liabilities$4,272,940$4,205,044$4,963,576$4,307,413$3,353,859
Net assets20202019201820172016
Without donor restrictions$0$12,410,455$12,507,934$13,231,851$14,063,698
With donor restrictions$0$64,310,701$55,086,821$51,978,897$47,058,262
Net assets$84,690,075$76,721,156$67,594,755$65,210,748$61,121,960
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Total contributions$132,234,604$132,036,054$117,954,858$106,836,283$99,066,187
Program service revenue$8,591,829$16,579,117$16,146,724$15,290,440$14,730,218
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$2,573,280$1,360,808$1,275,460$1,586,969$1,193,139
Other revenue$5,128,935$5,805,361$5,766,268$5,489,375$5,295,991
Total other revenue$16,294,044$23,745,286$23,188,452$22,366,784$21,219,348
Total revenue$148,528,648$155,781,340$141,143,310$129,203,067$120,285,535
Program services$114,644,102$122,172,846$116,079,654$104,140,775$96,078,217
Management and general$16,449,590$15,413,011$14,279,731$13,409,609$11,399,055
Total expenses$140,559,729$146,654,939$138,759,303$125,114,279$114,197,234
Change in net assets20202019201820172016
Surplus (deficit)$7,968,919$9,126,401$2,384,007$4,088,788$6,088,301
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$7,968,919$9,126,401$2,384,007$4,088,788$6,088,301


Shane WilliamsonPresident/CEO$300,546
Ken WilliamsChief Support Officer$237,650
Dan BrittonChief Field Officer$231,541
Timothy JohnsonVice Pres$182,056
Sean McNamaraExec VP$165,309
Dicky ClarkVice Pres$164,157
Mark BoyerVice Pres$164,025
Joseph OutlawExec VP of Talent Advancem$162,866
Justin StowellVice Pres$146,226
Andrew EvansExec VP of Finance$142,799
Fred OlsonAssistant Secretary$124,572
Raymond TurnerAssistant Treasurer$110,972
Les Steckel-See Schedule J StmtFormer Officer$74,639

Compensation data as of: 8/31/2020

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/1/2021. To update the information below, please email: info@ministrywatch.com


Don McClanen, Founder, incorporates FCA
Paul Benedum, Branch Rickey raise first year's budget.
Charter members included Otto Graham, Carl Erskine, Donn Moomaw and Rickey.

First National Camp at Estes Park, Colorado. 256 athletes and coaches attend. National headquarters moves from Norman, Oklahoma to Kansas City, Missouri.

First issue published of "The Christian Athlete" magazine.

Adult Chapter program begins
First National Camp at Black Mountain, North Carolina.

Huddle (school-baed club) program established.

National Camps total eight with 4,700 participants.

National Coaches Conferences initiated.

National Camps total 16 with more than 7,000 attendees.
FCA huddles exceed 1,000.

Women's Ministry established.

National Golf Ministry, FCA's first Sports Specific Ministry is launched.
Huddles increase to 2,000.

FCA staff grows to 100.
National Camps total 32.

National Headquarters Building and Chapel dedicated.

4,400 official Huddles and 220 FCA employees in 34 states.

National Camps total 34.
National Coaches Events total 17 with 4,300 coaches and spouses attending.

FCA Memberships reaches 40,000 athletes and coaches, and adults.
FCA staff reaches 275 in 42 states. 100,000 student athletes meeting in Huddles during school year.

"One Way 2 Play - Drug Free!" program is launched.
National Lacrosse Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.

National Camp attendance exceeds 10,000.
Huddles top 5,000.

FCA celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
FCA staff reaches 320 staff members.

FCA joins the World Wide Web at www.fca.org

FCA releases the "One Way to Play - Drug FREE!" video.
"Reunion Camp" at Estes Park, Colorado celebrates 40th year of FCA Camps.

FCA launches the Global Initiative; takes FCA international.

FCA host its first National Golf Scramble for more than 10,000 golfers.
Skateboarding Camp joins FCA Camp roster.
The Home Office announces plan to double the size of the Home Office campus.

Surfing Camp joins FCA Camp roster. 2003
FCA introduces The Competitor's Creed; launches the TEAM FCA program.
National Baseball Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.
Motocross Camp joins the FCA Camp roster.

FCA celebrates its 50 Anniversary - '50 Years. One Mission."
National Fitness Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.

FCA host 139 national camps with a record 27,954 in attendance.
Overall ministry outreach impacts over 1,470,679 people.
Les Steckel named seventh FCA President/CEO.

FCA national camps rises to over 170.
Fields of Faith becomes a national event, with over 50,000 people participating, 4,433 commitments to Christ and 8,019 committing to read their Bible daily.

FCA reaches over two million coaches and athletes through the Four C's. Sharing the Victory radio program debuts on stations across the United States.

First FCA National College Conference takes place at Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Leaders of Excellence program introduced.

FCA restructures into 11 regions, each under the leadership of a regional vice president. FCA headquarters renamed National Support Center.

FCA Camp Ministry exceeds 350 camps and 50,000 campers. FCA exceeds 1,000 staff members for the first time.

FCA launches FCA International Ministry to reach the world through coaches and athletes. Sharing the Victory magazine becomes FCA Magazine.

FCA divides the globe into 12 Super Regions, each aligned with one of the 12 National Regions to aid in FCA International Ministry efforts. FCA Camp attendance eclipses 59,000 at 423 camps around the world and reaches more than 450,000 on more than 9,000 campuses across America.

FCA releases its second consecutive digital ministry report. 2015
FCA Bible distribution passes 2 million; new Bold and Beautiful Women's Resource Published; Undefeated Camps impact nearly 100,000 2016
FCA releases its third consecutive digital ministry report. ; FCA mourns the passing of its founder, Don McClanen, who died at the age of 91 on Feb. 16, 2016. FCA Kicks Off 60th Camps Season 2017
A new era has begun as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has named Shane Williamson its eighth President and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2017. - The FCA Camp theme for 2017 was "One." - The number of FCA staff surpasses 1,500. With thousands of valued volunteers, more and more coaches and athletes are being impacted for Christ around the world. - FCA announces its 61st camp season theme: "Strong." 2018
FCA releases its digital summary of FCA's ministry impact for the Lord in 2017. - Through God's grace after more than 60 years, FCA is more strongly poised to continue fulfilling the vision placed in the heart of our founder, Don McClanen. - With U.S. staff reaching 1740 plus 242 international leaders in 84 countries, FCA's impact for Christ is reaching coaches and athletes around the world! - The 2019 FCA Camps theme for FCA's 62nd season is "Let's Go" based on Matthew 28: 18-20. 2019
2019 marks the year of FCA's 65th anniversary, officially founded Nov. 10, 1954 by Don McClanen. - FCA releases its annual digital ministry report highlighting how God is transforming lives through FCA.

Program accomplishments


FCA is completely faith-fund with over 54% of revenue coming from individuals. Corporations give over 24%, following by foundations, churches and service organizations.

Volunteers: Thousands of community volunteers carry out the vision of our ministry, by supporting the paid staff, taking on roles from campus sponsors to local Leadership Boards. These volunteers make many local outreach events possible, such as golf scrambles, bowl and championships game breakfasts and coaches conventions.