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OUR TEAM MEMBERS AND THEIR FOCUS

 

Chuck Beale, Area Director

cbeale@fca.org, (501) 209-2578

Chuck is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute with a BA in English where he attended on a football scholarship. For over 40 years he was in the financial Planning profession as a Certified Financial Planner. For 14 years he had a financial business in Hot Springs Village, AR. After selling his business, he moved back to Little Rock, AR in 2012 where he has enjoyed working full time as Director of the Central AR Fellowship of Christian Athletes, his primary passion since he became a Christian at the age of 17 at an FCA camp in Colorado. Chuck is married to Michele and they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

 

Jeff Wilkerson, Area Representative

jwilkerson@fca.org, 501-416-1322

Jeff is a graduate of Liberty University. He received a BS in Multidisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in Biblical Studies and Christian Counseling. Jeff’s love of sports and a calling to full-time ministry led him to FCA. He has been on staff for 7 years. He loves ministering “to and through” coaches to reach athletes and entire campuses with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

 

Ryan Webb, Area Representative

rwebb@fca.org

Ryan joins the FCA staff after a 22 year soccer coaching career. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and coached club and high school soccer throughout Mississippi. He also coached at the collegiate level at Mississippi College, Stanford University and the University of Central AR. Ryan joined the FCA staff after answering the call to ministry. He currently lives in Conway, AR.

Robert Butler, Area Representative

Robert Butler is a speaker, educator, life coach, & certified social worker. Recognized for his gifted speaking ability, Robert was recently selected to speak at the 2016 TEDx forum at the University Of Central Arkansas. His wisdom and insights have taken many by storm, making him a sought after speaker at engagements across the country including workshops and guest lectures at various universities. Robert is currently on staff with FCA where he, dedicates his time to speaking at prisons and engaging the lives of students in the Little Rock K-12 system.

Drawing from his own personal experiences as they relate to overcoming poverty and its cyclical effects, coming from a marginalized identity, struggling academically, and surmounting various obstacles, Robert allows his life to be an “open book” from which radiates dynamic and inspiring messages that relate to many people.

Unlike the typical college graduate, Robert has developed the skills to navigate social structures that are different from the impoverished world he has come from. For many, Robert’s tumultuous upbringing would signal the end of any future academic aspirations. For Robert, it was an opportunity to develop a triumphant underdog story. In April 2016, Robert defended his Graduate Thesis on “In The Middle: Black Males Deemed Not College Ready,” and on April 30th  2016, he received his Master of Science Degree in College Student Personnel Services and Administration From The University of Central Arkansas.

Brett Bagwell, Area Representative

bbagwell@fca.org, (501) 507-2467

Brett is our Saline County Area Representative. He is married to his beautiful wife, Mallory, and is a graduate of Henderson State University. He joined FCA because he wanted to have an impact on students and coaches in the same way FCA impacted his life as a student athlete. He says that he is honored to serve within an organization that has the ability to reach students and coaches within the public school system.

Lauren Smith-Gilleran, Administrator

lsmithgilleran@fca.org

Lauren is a recent graduate of Ouachita Baptist University, where she played soccer and earned her BA in Psychology. She and her husband, Dale, who is a football coach at Benton Harmony Grove, have been married for a year and a half. Athletics have been a huge part of Lauren’s entire life and God has used her experiences playing sports to grow and sanctify her more into His image. She has a passion for seeing others know Christ, discipleship, and service.

 

Jimmy Walker, Volunteer

Bio coming soon.