FCA’s offices had been in various locations in downtown Kansas City since moving to town in 1956, but John Erickson, FCA’s president from 1972-1988, knew that the ministry needed a home of its own.
“People couldn’t identify with us being on the eighth floor of a bank building,” he said. “They didn’t know who we were.”
After some unsuccessful bids to be a part of the Truman Sports Complex (home of Major League Baseball’s Kansas City Royals and the National Football League’s Kansas City Chiefs), FCA managed to purchase land across Interstate 70 from the complex. The building, which was dedicated in May 1979, comprised 2,700 square feet that was expanded to 59,000 square feet in 2002. It sits on the highest spot in the metro area and overlooks – literally and figuratively – sports in Kansas City.
When it was built, the building was knows as FCA’s World Headquarters. Today, it is known as the FCA National Support Center.
– From the book Sharing The Victory: 50 years, One Mission.
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