‘Providing shared experiences—something you can taste, touch, see—in conjunction with faith is powerful—it’s something no one can take away’
February 4, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is proud to announce longtime FCA friend Clint Herring as the new Board of Trustees Chair. Herring is currently the President and CEO of the Kerioth Corporation and lives with his wife Terri in Ridgeland, Mississippi.
“FCA has been tremendously blessed with a rich tradition of the Board of Trustees Chairs leading with great humility and excellence for nearly seven decades,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “Clint Herring, the incoming Chair, brings the qualities of godliness, humility and tremendous FCA experience. We are excited to see how the Lord will work in and through Clint to continue to help FCA accomplish its vision and mission.”
Herring has been active in sport-related ministry since his high school days when he was introduced to the Institute of Athletic Perfection by his football coach.
“The Institute of Athletic Perfection was run by a man named Wes Neal and that was my first experience in sports ministry,” stated Herring. “After high school, I went to college at Mississippi State and my football coach was named Bill Buckner. Bill got me more invested in FCA. Because of the impact it had on me, I started supporting FCA around 21 years old. Fast forward, and nine years ago I was asked to be on the Mississippi State Board for FCA. Bill asked me how I got involved with sports ministry and I told him about Wes Neal and the Institute of Athletic Perfection in high school. Bill turned to me and told me that Wes was his best friend! It’s amazing to see how God prepared me for my future role with FCA.”
After serving on the FCA Mississippi State Board for seven years, Herring served on FCA’s main Board of Trustees for a year before being asked to be Chair.
“What’s been so rewarding is it’s full circle for me,” Herring commented. “I love athletics and I love the ministry. When you put the kingdom of God in the mix, it just opens the doors to create connections and bond over shared experiences. Providing shared experiences—something you can taste, touch, see—in conjunction with faith is powerful because it’s something no one can take away. Athletes come and have their lives transformed by the power of Christ.
“It’s been super, super special to me as an individual to be able to serve and to do everything I can for the kingdom of God through FCA. FCA is taking territory for the kingdom of God, and I am proud to be part of it.”
FCA’s theme for 2022 is Every, based on Ephesians 1:3: “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” FCA reminds Christian coaches and athletes that they already have everything they need in Christ and encourages them to seek Him both on and off the field.
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