Jim Esary

Jim Esary

Director

 

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.

Dawn Santo

Dawn Santo

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.

José Alvarez

José Alvarez

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.

Bill Dando

Bill Dando

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.

Darryl Stackhouse

Darryl Stackhouse

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.

 

 

David Baginski

David Baginski

Staff • Orlando Area

It’s such a blessing to be called into sports ministry with FCA! My wife, Christy, and I have been married for 20 years and we have two children, Alec & Rachael. I served for 8 years as the Athletic Director at Foundation Academy, a Christian School in Winter Garden. There, I implemented a program to make “Every Athlete a Disciple” by developing a coaching staff that would use sports as a tool to strengthen each students’ relationship with Jesus Christ. I have a tremendous passion to work with coaches and athletes in the area to help define a higher purpose for sports competition and to offer athletes specific relational skills in a team environment that will help them sustain true success in all areas of their lives. One coach has more influence in one year than most people do in a lifetime. With FCA, my goal is to help coaches recognize that position of influence and develop an approach to coaching that will bring honor to the Lord.

 

Troy Mohr

Board Chairman
Glenwood, IA

Doug Greenwood

Glen Allen, VA

Dr. Debbie Krieger

Jupiter, FL

Dr. Jud Martin

Scottsbluff, NE

Dean McQuiddy

Jacksonville, FL

David Price

Jacksonville, FL

Jim Sadler

Gilbert, AZ

OUR MISSION

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

OUR VISION

To see the world transformed by Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

OUR VALUES

Integrity

We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly.

Serving

We will model Jesus’ example of serving.

Teamwork

We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships.

Excellence

We will honor and glorify God in all we do.

A TRIBUTE TO FCA GOLF FOUNDER, CAPTAIN BILL LEWIS

After retiring from the navy, Captain Bill Lewis set out to help young people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the game of golf. Known to many thousands of people as Captain Bill, his vision was to make a difference. By making Jesus the captain of his own soul, Bill allowed the love of God to spill over into the lives of thousands of young people. For more than 20 years, Bill worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to conduct golf camps around the country.

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 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.

Send a young person to camp today and keep Captain Bill’s legacy alive!