ABOUT US

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.

VISION
MISSION
VALUES
 

OUR CORE VALUES

VISION

We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately and publicly​
Proverbs 11:3

SERVING

We will model Jesus' example of serving
John 13:1-17

TEAMWORK

We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships
Philippians 2:1-4

EXCELLENCE

We will honor and glorify God in all we do
Colossians 3:23-24

 
 
ENGAGE
1 THESSALONIANS 2:8

We engage coaches and athletes through genuine relationships sharing our lives and the gospel.

EQUIP
EPHESIANS 4:12

We equip coaches and athletes to grow in Christ through God’s word.

EMPOWER
2 TIMOTHY 2:2

We empower coaches and athletes to engage and equip others to know and grow in Christ.

OUR IMPACT

 
CHURCHES
CAMPUSES
HUDDLES

OUR TEAM

 

DAN PEARSON

NW IL Multi-Area Director

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NW IL Multi-Area Director Dan Pearson joined the FCA team in 2011 after 29 years as a television sports anchor and reporter. Dan and his wife, Gina, live in Geneseo, Illinois.  They have two grown daughters who were both involved in FCA throughout their high school days. The Pearsons love spending time with their family and enjoy their role as grandparents.

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TONY SPRANGER

3 Rivers FCA Area Representative

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Area Representative Tony Spranger was born and raised in the Quad Cities.  Tony and his wife Amber graduated from high school in 1996; Tony from Moline High, Amber from Rocky. Tony met Amber at a local Bible study the summer of their junior year and they were married in 1998. After Tony graduated with a degree in Youth Ministry from North Central University, the Sprangers moved home with their first son, Caleb.  Caleb now has three siblings; Joshua, Benjamin and Rebekah.

 

Tony has 15 years of experience in youth ministry, most recently with Osco Community Church. Tony serves five counties in the 3 Rivers Area: parts of Henry, Knox, Mercer, Warren and Henderson. Tony is a former basketball coach and loves serving to and through the coach in the FCA ministry.

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DAVE ANDERSON

3 Rivers FCA Area Representative

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FCA Area Representative Dave Anderson is a Quad City native.  Dave serves the Quad-Cities area in Illinois.  Dave has basketball coaching experience at many levels and currently serves as assistant coach for the Black Hawk College men’s team.

 

Dave and his wife, Michelle, serve in many roles at their church - including as Sunday school teachers and other leadership roles. Dave also is on the board for an important ministry that serves widows and orphans in Kenya.

 

A John Deere retiree, Dave met Michelle when they were students at Illinois State University.  They have three outstanding grown children.

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LESLEY BANISTER

3 Rivers FCA Administrative Assistant

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FCA Administrative Assistant Lesley Banister embraces her role. Lesley’s work is critical to 3 Rivers FCA. She views her gift of administration through FCA as a God-given opportunity to serve others for His Kingdom.

 

Lesley has had many roles throughout her life—from teacher to customer service representative to administration.  She is very active in her church and serves as a class coordinator.

 

Lesley is married to Greg who is a driver for FedEx.  The Banisters live in Geneseo and have three wonderful children, Keegan, Kaytie and Karson.

 

Lesley appreciates Psalm 70:4, “May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation always say, ‘the Lord is great!’”

THE VICTORY CENTER

218 S. State Street 
Geneseo, IL 61254

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