The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.
Meet the team that pours their hearts into sharing Jesus on fields and courts and allows Fellowship of Christian Athletes to impact more than 3,000 coaches and athletes in the Dominican Republic.
Willie joined the staff of FCA DR in 2012 and has since played a key role in growing the ministry in the area of Boca Chica. Along with leading the FCA staff currently serving in Boca Chica, Willie is our main events planner, which includes organizing all the details our sports camps in April and September every year. There is nothing Willie loves more than to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ and he is passionate about impacting coaches and athletes through discipleship. Along with the role as director, he also has the opportunity to lead on a local Christian cable show twice per week, sharing Jesus and presenting the sports ministry to all of Boca Chica and beyond. Willie is married to his beautiful wife Alex; they have been blessed with two daughters, Alexa and Rosali, and a son, William Jesus.
David has been working for FCA DR since 2013. He is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others and has played a vital part in growing FCA in the capital city of Santo Domingo. Since accepting Christ as his Savior through the influence of his brother, Maicol Guerrero, he says he knows that God can do great things in the lives of the coaches and athletes in the same way that He did great things in his life and the life of his family David is married to Dulce, whose name literally means "sweet". Together they are raising their boys, Abisai and David Eliezer, and their little princess Rosanelis.
Miguel began volunteering with FCA in 2012 and joined the staff in Boca Chica shortly after. In the fall of 2016, he moved 1.5 hours northeast to begin FCA ministry in the region of Higuey. Miguel is on the baseball fields every week, discipling and pouring into the lives of 15 coaches and through them is able to reach up to 350 athletes. In the spring of 2017, he married the love of his life, Rosy Bontrager, whom he met at a training conference in January of 2016. At the time, she was working with another non-profit ministry in the Dominican Republic that helped care for girls rescued from sexual exploitation. Rosy partially grew up on the mission field and has extensive experience working with non-profit ministries. After getting married, she joined the administrative team of FCA DR to assist the Regional Directors and President of the Board in running the behind the scenes work. Together, they are passionate about making an impact in the lives of youth everywhere and eagerly follow their calling to go and make disciples of all nations.
Luis was the first to join the FCA DR staff after Mike Shaheen arrived in 2011. Prior to joining FCA, Luis was a baseball and softball coach and now takes his experience, along with his passion to share Jesus Christ, into schools in the area of Boca Chica. He loves being able to make an impact in the lives of young children and discipling their spiritual growth during during such a vital time of their lives. Luis and his wife Rosa have three grown children whom they are very proud of.
Also known as Ponponio, his friendly smile and heart for people has opened many doors for discipling coaches and baseball players. Ponponio is grateful for the opportunities that God has given him to minister the hope of Jesus Christ while working with FCA from 2013 until now. Along with discipleship of coaches and athletes, Ponponio is studying English to be able to connect better with the people who come alongside FCA in ministry, and has a goal of being able to go to college to further his education.
Maicol has been serving in ministry with FCA on the basketball courts since 2013. Although this country loves baseball, there are a lot of basketball players too. The kids at the basketball courts are usually the poorest and most dangerous. They are the outcasts. Maicol loves the opportunity to share the grace, mercy and love of Jesus with them every day. They may not have good shoes, uniforms or food to eat, but they love coming to the court to play and listen to devotions. It's a safe place for them to play and be kids. Maicol and his sweet, gracious wife Soluz have a daughter, Nisi, and will be welcoming another baby in the fall of 2017.
Ariel joined the FCA DR team in 2013 and has since been helping to make Jesus famous on the baseball fields of Boca Chica. He has also been traveling an hour to La Romana twice a week to start discipleship ministry there. He loves sharing the Word of God with youth and discipling coaches to make an impact in the Dominican Republic for Jesus Christ.
One of our newest team members, Ortiz had been working as a coach in Santo Domingo while working alongside David de la Cruz even before joining FCA DR in May of 2017. He loves to share the love of Jesus Christ to the coaches and athletes he has the opportunity to mentor and disciple and is excited about the opportunity to minister the Gospel with FCA. Ortiz is married to his sweet wife, Indhyra, and together they are raising their daughter, Genesis, and son, Yostin. They have recently moved to Santiago and Ortiz is establishing a new area for FCA DR
JJ's contagious energy makes him a favorite with the kids and coaches he disciples in and around the communities of SPM. He loves Jesus and his passion for sharing this love with the coaches and athletes in his community has made a great impact since joining FCA in 2015. JJ married his sweetheart, Isabel, in January of 2017 and they will be welcoming their first baby in 2018.
Victor joined the FCA DR team in his hometown of Boca Chica in 2013 then moved his family to SPM to assist with expanding FCA ministry there. His love for Jesus and energy for life spill into the lives of the coaches and athletes he disciples on the baseball fields every week. He is married to his beautiful wife Aracelis and they have a son, Victor David.
Emilio was the first one of FCA DR staff to meet Mike Shaheen in 2011 while he was commuting to Boca Chica from San Pedro de Macoris for work as a groundskeeper. A few years later, Mike moved his family to SPM to start another region of FCA ministry and brought Emilio on board to assist in those efforts. Emilio comes along coaches and athletes on the baseball fields every week to share the love of Jesus that is real in his own life. Emilio is married to his lovely wife Liliana and they are blessed with two beautiful children; a daughter Rosangela and son Enmanuel.
One of our newest team members, Carlos had been working alongside Victor Sanchez in discipleship before joining FCA DR in May of this year (2017). He is passionate in his work with coaches and athletes on the soccer and baseball fields and basketball courts and loves using his knowledge of English and French/Creole to work with visiting groups. His multi-sport and multi-lingual abilities have already been a great blessing to the FCA team.
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