Jim Esary attended Olivet Nazarene University and obtained a B.S. in Christian Education. While at school, he was an avid athlete and received letters in Football and Baseball.
Since graduation he has served as the Head Baseball Coach at Eastern Nazarene University, FCA State Director in Wisconsin, Associate Pastor of Community Fellowship Church in Wheaton, Illinois and since 2000 on staff with FCA Golf, based in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Jim has served as the FCA Golf Director since 2005.
Jim is married to Jolene, together they have raised four daughters, Tayler who is married to Keith Dixon, Morgan, Kaitlin and Sydney.
Jim’s hobbies include golf and reading.
Admin Extraordinaire/Event Planner
Dawn proudly served in the United States Air Force for 9 years and was discharged as a disabled vet. She joined FCA Golf in January 2007 with a desire to see young people’s lives impacted and changed.
Dawn has been married for 37 years to Sam. They have 2 children, both married and both blessing Dawn and Sam with six grandchildren.
Dawn just recently took up golf and has enjoyed the challenge of balancing the fun and frustration
of the game.
Besides spending time with her grandchildren, Dawn loves football and the beach.
Area Director NE FLA FCA • PGA Professional
Matt Roop attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL and obtained a B.A. in Bible and Youth Ministry, with an emphasis in Sports. Upon graduation, Matt relocated to Florida where he worked in a variety of golf professional positions at golf clubs throughout South Florida and earned his status as a Class A PGA Professional.
In 2010, Matt joined the FCA Golf Staff in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL serving as FCA Golf’s Director of Camps. In September of 2015, Matt became the Director of FCA Golf Jacksonville, where he is now focusing his ministry efforts toward junior golfers, golf coaches and golf professionals in the NE Florida region.
Matt is married to Karen and is father to Audrey. In addition to playing golf, Matt enjoys reading,
biking and the beach.
TourLife Leader • Web.com Tour
Attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette (The Ragin’ Cajuns) before playing 16 seasons of professional baseball, five of those in the major leagues. His journey of faith in who Jesus is and what Jesus did on the cross began in 1978 while attending college.
After life in baseball Jose began playing competitive golf and started mentoring young aspiring tour pros, developing TourLife Talk, (helping young professionals in the journey of life and tour golf), which was later adopted and called TourLife by the FCA Golf ministry. Jose has served the duties of a chaplain to the Web.com Tour Pros, wives, caddies and PGA Tour staff since 2007.
He and his wife Michelle have been married for 36 years and have made their home in Greenville, South Carolina since 1988. They have 3 adult children, two are married, and they have two grandchildren.
Staff • Georgia Area
Bill and his wife Sherri have four children and four grandchildren. He turned professional in 1984 after playing college golf at the University of Buffalo and was elected to PGA Membership in 1992. By God’s grace, he prayed to receive His gift of salvation andforgiveness on March 23, 1999.
Bill has been working with FCA since 2008 and currently serves Middle School and High School Golf Coaches and their players in Northeast Georgia. He also works with PGA Club Professionals throughout the State.
Staff • Chicago Area
Before joining FCA staff in 2016, Darryl gained extensive experience in the golfing world. He has served as head golf professional at Lake Bluff Golf Club just outside of Chicago. After acquiring his Masters from Trinity International University, Darryl served as Education Director for The First Tee of Greater Chicago. And his history with FCA dates back to 1991 where
he first started volunteering.
Darryl is married to Kristine and has two children,
Isabella and Philip.
Glen Allen, VA
Dr. Debbie Krieger
Dr. Jud Martin
FCA Golf exists to impact the world for Jesus Christ through the game of golf.
To grow young aspiring golfers into spiritually mature leaders through the influence of their coach.
We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly.
We will model Jesus’ example of serving.
We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships.
We will honor and glorify God in all we do.
A TRIBUTE TO FCA GOLF FOUNDER, CAPTAIN BILL LEWIS
Many other golf professionals and tour pros, such as Betsy King, Patty Berg, and Larry Nelson, also helped. Jack and Barb Nicklaus were also a part by sponsoring a tournament that raised funds for golf camps. When someone like Bill has a vision for helping people, others can come along and be a part the dream.
Captain Bill conveyed the message of what it means to live in God’s grip. He would tell people, “We all need the Jesus grip.” When we are in His grip, we have God’s infinite love and power. His message was: God is there to love us, to care for us, to touch us, and to nurture us. Most of all, kids at the camps learned that God makes it possible for each of them to love Him back. Bill Lewis lived unselfishly and exposed thousands to the real Master.
Captain William “Bill” Lewis went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2005.
Following the passing of Captain Bill Lewis, the FCA Golf Ministry created a camp scholarship fund to carry on his legacy. Through the Shade Tree Scholarship Fund generous gifts every year change the lives of young people by providing them the means to attend an FCA Junior Golf Camp.