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Heart of the Ozarks FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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Mikel Flanders

Area Representative

On March 1st, 2018, Mikel Flanders joined the Southern Missouri FCA Team as the Area Representative for the Heart of the Ozarks. Mikel Flanders first experienced the ministry of FCA while he was serving as a Youth Pastor and High School football chaplain in Tulsa, OK in 1997. He currently resides in Lebanon, Missouri with his wife Lindsey, a first-grade teacher in Lebanon and their children Ellie (8) and Eli (6). He loves sharing his passion for Jesus and sports with his children.

Sensing a call to ministry as a teenager, Mikel graduated from high school (Victor, IA) and attended RHEMA Bible College (Broken Arron, OK). Upon graduation, he transferred to North Central University (Minneapolis, MN), where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Pastoral Studies while serving as captain of the basketball team. 

Mikel has spent nearly 20 years serving the local church through various pastoral roles in Student Ministry, Groups, and Connections in churches in Minnesota, Oklahoma, Michigan and Missouri. He also started an internet marketing and web design company, was a Regional Manager and certified trainer for the world famous Dale Carnegie Course and has spoken to nearly 100,000 students as a Motivational Speaker for

2017-2018 Certified Huddles & Huddle Coaches

Bolivar HS
Glen Johnson
Laquey HS
Joe Kincaid
Waynesville HS
Bill DeMalade

Bolivar MS
Shannon Summers
Laquey MS
John Dinwiddie

Buffalo HS
Nathan Stitt
Lebanon HS
Mike Palmer

Conway HS & Jr H
Robert Smith
Lebanon MS
Mary Dudley

Crocker HS & Jr H
Phillip Gambill
Marion C Early HS
Ashleigh Johnson

Dixon HS
Richard Sinden
Marshfield HS
Mary Whiteman

Fair Play HS & MS
Alicia Mercer
Marshfield Jr H
Andrea George

Gasconade MS
Jaquetta Sharp
Rolla HS
Duane Simmons

Humansville HS & Jr H
Stefanie Adams
Salem HS
Sarah Piatt

Joel E Barber
Kyle Rhoades
Southwest Baptist University
Kelsie Keizer

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Your charitable donation helps support Heart of the Ozarks FCA. Donations provide resources, training, event opportunities, and more to Area FCA Staff, Students, Coaches, and Volunteers, who are supporting our Campus, Coaches, Camp, and Community Ministries. Charitable giving to FCA is tax-deductible and tax receipts for donations are provided. Thank you for giving to our ministry!