The name 'Fellowship of Christian Athletes' just came naturally. This was a Christian movement totally. We would not be ashamed of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ. So we decided on 'Fellowship of Christian Athletes.' At last, this idea and dream had a name."

FCA founder Don McClanen

The Dream Gets a Name

FCA founder Don McClanen shares how FCA’s official name was decided upon. “One of the first names considered was Athletes for Christ. This was so close to Youth for Christ, we decided against that idea.”

“There was a fair amount of reaction to make it a religious organization rather than a Christian movement. I remember Dr. Evans saying, “Don, you take the C (Christ) out of this thing and you take me out of it.” – Don McClanen (from Wayne Atcheson’s book Impact for Christ)

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