The award presentation will be part of the May 23 Hall of Fame Enshrinement, which will recognize several local honorees along with FCA.
“We congratulate the Greater St. Louis FCA on receiving such a prestigious award recognizing the FCA values lived out by the wonderful staff and faithful volunteer leaders for over 50 years,” said Tim Johnson, FCA Vice President of Field Ministry for the Midwest Region. “To God be the glory! We thank Greater St. Louis Area Multi-Area Director Erik Arneson and Metro Director Rick Horton for their leadership, years of service and for building this foundation and carrying on the legacy for Christ started by Walt Enoch and Erik’s father, Mark, 50 years ago!”
Added Erik Arneson, “We feel blessed and honored to have others recognize the work of FCA and are looking forward to celebrating what God has done through our board members, staff and coaches!”
In the St. Louis area, FCA reaches athletes through Camps and Huddles, ministers to coaches through 3D Coaching Workshops, recharges FCA campus leaders through special events, and hosts five Community Huddles through the Edwardsville Wrestling Club, Jackie Joyner Kersee Center, Grafton Juvenile Correctional Facility, Rawlings Tigers Baseball Team and FCA Endurance.
FCA also hosts many events for the community, including this spring and summer: FCA Night at the Ballpark with the St. Louis Cardinals, several golf tournaments, a girls’ lacrosse Camp and multiple Huddle Leadership Conferences. The Greater St. Louis Fellowship of Christian Athletes is divided into four areas—St. Charles, Metro East, St. Louis and Ozark Gateway—each of which impacts the community in specific ways.
According to the Greater St. Louis FCA website: “Our youth and culture are in need of the saving power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. FCA engages with the coach—the greatest influencer of youth in our day—equips them as ‘coaches for Christ,’ and empowers them to serve in the mission field of sports. FCA creates a safe place for coaches and athletes to connect and grow in their sport and faith in Jesus Christ.”
To learn more about the Greater St. Louis FCA, visit the local website here.
The awards ceremony is set for May 23 at the Hilton St. Louis Frontenac Hotel in St. Louis. Learn more and view the other 2019 honorees at www.stlshof.com.