Fellowship of Christian Athletes
3809 S. Boulevard
Edmond OK 73013
Tax Exempt Status Exempt-Other
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Mission Statement
The FCA Mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Contact Information
Contact Name John O'Dell
Contact email jodell@fca.org
Address 3809 S. Boulevard
Edmond, OK 73013
Phone (405) 285-9399
Fax 405-285-9409
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card http://www.okfca.org/donate
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/fca/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
Mailing a check
Phone donations
In-kind donations
Volunteer opportunities
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $1,321,000.00
Projected Expenses $1,290,000.00
History and Background
Former Names
Year Founded 1954
IRS Ruling Year 1956
State Registration Expiration Oct 2020
The FCA Mission is to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged coaches and athletes to impact the world for Jesus Christ.  The playing field is where many cultivate their values.  A staggering 57.3 million youth under the age of 18 play organized sports programs.  That's why, as the largest Christian sports ministry in the world, we believe FCA is needed more than ever.  We need more athletes and coaches who play with heart.  But to do that, we must first feed their soul.  FCA reaches nearly two million each year for Christ through our "4 C's" of Ministry:  Coaches, Campus, Camp and Community.  With greatly valued volunteer and financial support, we are indeed putting the heart and soul in sports.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives…one heart at a time. Since 1954, FCA has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful platform of sport to reach every coach and every athlete with the transforming power of Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel 
Our ministry influence continues to grow through our Four C's of Ministry - Coaches, Campus, Camp and Community/  The opportunity has never been greater.  FCA is needed more than ever with the challenges our youth face in life and faith.  FCA is more relevant than ever with the sports phenomenon entrenched in our culture and the playing field often being where young people develop values. As the largest Christian sports minitry in the world, we believe we are on the threshold of leaping into a new level of impact by encouraging, equipping and empowering biblical character in sports today which will influence our society and our world for decades to come.  God has uniquely blessed FCA with the vision, the skills and the will to win.  But to go all the way, we're going to need your help.  We need your prayers for God's guidance.  We need your participation in Huddles, camps, and community meetings.  We need your financial support ot expand our programs as quickly as possible.  Will you help?  We invite you to partner with FCA, to join our cause and enable our vision.  With you on the team, we can put the heart and soul in sports.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Canadian County
Central Oklahoma
Cleveland County
Custer County
El Reno
Grady County
Lincoln County
Logan County
McClain County
Midwest City/Del City
Nichols Hills
Nicoma Park
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City - downtown
Oklahoma City - East
Oklahoma City - North
Oklahoma City - NE
Oklahoma City - NW
Oklahoma City - South
Oklahoma City - SE
Oklahoma City - SW
Oklahoma City - West
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma City Metropolitan Statistical Area (all 7 counties)
Oklahoma - Statewide
Pottawatomie County
Putnam City
The Village
Warr Acres
FCA is a worldwide ministry.  Here in Oklahoma, our state office is located in Edmond, and serves the entire state through area representatives in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Norman, Tulsa, Vian, Stillwater, Enid, Elk City, Lawton, Marlow, Ardmore, Ada, and Durant.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Recreation & Sports/
FCA's ministry involves 4 "C"s:  Coaches, Camps, Campus, and Community.  FCA ministers to Coaches through bible studies, prayer support, discipleship, mentoring, resources, outreach events, and retreats.  FCA offers summer Camps which include comprehensive athletic, spiritual, and leadership training.  The types of camps are sports camps, leadership camps, coaches camps, and free inner city camps.  FCA Campus ministry is initiated and led by student-athletes and coaches on junior high, high school, and college campuses.  These campus activities include huddles, team bible studies, chaplain programs, and coaches bible studies.  Additionally, outreach events take place on the campus such as drug free programs, school assemblies, and annual Fields of Faith events.  Our Community ministry partners with local churches, businesses, parents and volunteers to not only reach out to the community, but also allow the community to invest in athletes and coaches.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years)
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director John O'Dell
Start Date Aug 1977
Email jodell@fca.org
John began his career with Oklahoma Fellowship of Christian Athletes in August, 1977. The first 13 years he served as Field Associate and Area Director in Ada, OK serving southeast Oklahoma. John then served as the assistant state director.
In 1990 he took a National FCA position, serving as FCA Western Regional Director covering the 13 western states. In1995, after 5 years of building the ministry, fund raising, and supervising the FCA staff in the Western Region, John returned to Oklahoma to serve as the FCA State Director.
From 2006 through August 2010, John served as the Southwest Regional Director for Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. During this time as regional director, he also continued to serve FCA in Oklahoma as state director.
Currently, John's responsibility with FCA is serving Oklahoma as state director and overseeing 25 staff and all responsibilities. The Oklahoma FCA staff ministers to over 500 schools in the state of Oklahoma.
Number of Full-time Staff 19
Number of Part-time Staff 6
Number of Contract Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 500
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan No
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
Four Star CharityCharity Navigator2018
Board Chair
Name Kenny Mossman
Company Affiliation University of Oklahoma
Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2019
Board of Directors
List Current as of Jan 01, 2019
Board of Directors List
Joe AbshereJACA RestaurantsVoting
Jean BarrettFirst Oklahoma BankVoting
Barry BryantMagnum Drilling
Bob BurkeAttorney, Author, HistorianVoting
Ralph BurnettBurnett FinancialVoting
Laura ClayVoting
Hal CliffordVoting
Luke CorbettVoting
Jim DanielBancFirst
Laine DiffeeDiffee MotorsVoting
Gene DowningDowning Wellhead
Lew EricksonVoting
Mike HaysBritton Christian Church
David JacksonOSSAA
Tom KarnsPhysician
Hank KraftHal Smith Restaurant Group
Ron McCordFirst Mortgage CompanyVoting
Kenny MossmanUniversity of OklahomaVoting
Jason RichardsResolution Legal GroupVoting
Rod RutherfordUnited MechanicalVoting
Marshall Snipes
Scott StrellerFarmer's Insurance AgentVoting
Darren WheelerWheeler's Meat MarketVoting
Blake WrightVoting
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Sept 01, 2019-Aug 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $1,321,000
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $1,290,000
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$130,963,811$119,912,158$110,914,405
Total Expenses$128,579,804$115,823,370$104,826,104
Revenue Less Expenses$2,384,007$4,088,788$6,088,301
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$216,927$73,563$57,621
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$1,016,069$705,664$659,217
Unrealized Gain/Loss$313,761$894,788$532,014
Membership Dues$30,439$36,488$40,632
Special Events$14,413,858$15,357,011$12,379,203
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$106,342,342$95,233,626$87,094,540
Administration Expense$13,965,025$13,090,854$11,077,057
Fundraising Expense$8,301,437$7,498,890$6,654,507
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.021.041.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses83%82%83%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%9%8%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$72,558,331$69,518,161$64,475,819
Current Assets$37,679,007$33,220,770$29,509,987
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$4,963,576$4,307,413$3,353,859
Total Net Assets$67,594,755$65,210,748$61,121,960
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities7.597.718.80
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $99,411,358Contributions $88,189,821Contributions $81,520,220
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $15,386,826Special Events $15,357,011Earned Revenue $15,606,343
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $14,413,858Earned Revenue $14,464,389Special Events $12,379,203
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? No
Reserve Fund? No
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
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Address 3809 S. Boulevard
Edmond, OK 73013
Primary Phone 405 285-9399
Contact Email jodell@fca.org
Give with Credit Card http://www.okfca.org/donate
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/fca/
CEO/Executive Director John O'Dell
Board Chair Kenny Mossman
Board Chair Company Affiliation University of Oklahoma