Bill Queen, Area Director
The Call to Serve the Lord
Isaiah 42:6 says: "I, the Lord, have called you for a righteous purpose, and I will hold you by your hand."
Looking back, I can see the milestones in my life where God was molding me to get me ready to do His work. I had been a corporate executive for 13 years when I first felt God' call. But for five conflicted years I remained in the corporate world knowing that God had a different purpose for me and that it was for full-time ministry. Because I played sports all my life and coached youth sports for many years, it was no accident that in the summer of 2006 He revealed the opportunity to serve Him through the FCA and I have been blessed ever since.
We live in a society where church is not allowed into our public schools. Our youth today face tremendous negative pressures and influences as drugs, alcohol, violence and teen sex are everywhere. So who do they turn to for direction? Over 87% of our youth do not feel comfortable talking to their parents about these issues and many do not have parents at home. Those kids have no direction, no hope. However through athletics, God has opened the school doors for us to minister and spread Christ's love to them.
FCA is the largest interdenominational, school-based, Christian sports organization in America. Through a diverse and dynamic outreach program, FCA communicates faith and hope while providing athletes and coaches of all backgrounds the opportunity to gain athletic and spiritual insight and interact with positive Christian role models from the college and professional ranks. Our goal is to have a presence on every high school and middle school campus, and every sporting event in Cherokee County. God's grace and mercy is abundant and through the power of the Holy Spirit, I am very passionate about achieving this goal.
The Cherokee County FCA exists because local people, moved by God, have given generously. We invite you to get involved by praying for us, volunteering with us and giving to the ministry.