November 3, 2021
COLUMBIA, S.C.— The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is inducting four partners and supporters of the world’s largest international sports ministry into its Hall of Champions (HOC) this year.
Among the four inductees is Gary Williamson, who has been an FCA local board member, past Huddle leader, prayer warrior and FCA supporter in both Colombia, South Carolina and Pinellas County, Florida for over 25 years.
“Gary Williamson has not only made contributions to the sports he loves, but also to the communities and teams to which he is committed,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “We are immensely grateful for his service to Jesus Christ through FCA, as we welcome him to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions Class of 2021.”
Gary has served on and led multiple FCA boards and ministry teams across the Midlands, South Carolina and Florida. He has been a servant leader as a Board Chair for multiple years. In order to gain an FCA vision that could be shared with other board members, potential board members and community leaders, Gary attended camps, Huddles and countless events.
The Lord used Gary’s gifts of encouragement, positive attitude and humility to keep the team focused on their calling, vision and mission of FCA. His servant heart during critical times showed an unwavering heart and encouragement to staff and board chairs around him.
“Gary’s passion for FCA, and the financial, spiritual and physical support he has provided, have been a blessing to the ministry, and an encouragement and a model to the new board members and donors that have joined the team as a result of his efforts,” wrote one nominator.
Williamson joins Bob Williams, Chang-won Kim, and Diana Myers as inductees of FCA’s 2021 Hall of Champions. They have worked tirelessly to further the FCA vision: to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. FCA Hall of Champions honorees over the years have consisted of a mix of coaches, athletes and volunteers, including sports greats such as Tony Dungy, Tom Landry, Tom Osborne and Roger Staubach, to name a few.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Hall of Champions was established in 1991. With the new 2021 class, there are now 126 godly coaches and athletes plus board members and volunteers who have received this special tribute. They make up a group of FCA servant-leaders who have faithfully served Christ through the avenue of FCA. Their commitment to the Lord’s work has impacted many millions over the years. They are a body of teammates in Christ who have demonstrated a consistent commitment to the support of FCA, nominated by staff and board members and elected by a selection committee.
Click here to read more about the Class of 2021 and to view a list of previous Hall of Champions inductees.
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