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

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The Origins of Buckeye Border FCA

Ever wonder who Buckeye Border is? Where did we come from? Who do we reach?

Buckeye Border FCA is part of the Northwest Ohio Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Our ministry focuses on seven counties. Five counties in NW Ohio: Fulton, Henry, Defiance, Paulding, and Williams, as well as two counties in Michigan: Lenawee and Hillsdale. Seeing that we lie on the borders of Michigan and Indiana, it seemed natural to be called Buckeye Border FCA, which also distinguishes us from our Northwest Ohio office.

The Buckeye Border office is currently located in Wauseon. We have an office located at 850 West Elm Street in Wauseon, Ohio. If we are not in the office, we are visiting Huddles, schools, teams, coaches and Home team supporters. 

Our Buckeye Border office has a leadership team (Board of directors) that oversees the ministries, finances, and development of our area. This leadership team meets quarterly as a whole and monthly in teams. These men and women are devoted to God and the ministry of FCA in our area and have helped launch us in the right direction.

Office Mailing Address:

Buckeye Border FCA

1111 Arrowhead Trail

Wauseon, OH. 43567



The Buckeye Border FCA Staff is composed of great team of Competitors for Christ!

Staff includes;

 Rex Stump, Area Director

• Jenny Stump, Office Administrator

• Rick Straley, Area Representative


Staff Changes!

NW Ohio FCA Welcomes Josh Erd as the new Area Director


Josh & Jamie, Josiah (13) & Jenae (11)

Josh is not new to FCA. Many may know him through Buckeye Border FCA and his seven years with Club Sports at the Christian Family Center (CFC) in Adrian, Michigan. With Josh's passion and tireless efforts at CFC, in August, 2017 the Center shifted the responsibilities of the FCA Club Sports to Josh and his Administrative Assistant, Kara Steinke. As the Area Director for NW Ohio FCA he is excited to broaden the scope of FCA Sports in Toledo and surrounding areas. NW Ohio FCA office is excited as well for the passion, knowledge and experience he brings into the Toledo and surrounding areas. Kara Steinke will enhance the NW Ohio FCA office with her knowledge of and excitement for growing FCA Sports Clubs in the NW Ohio region.

Steinke Family (Eric, Kara, Grace and Noah)

 Kara Steinke has been working with Josh in Club Sports for just under 3 years. While much of her job requires emailing and talking to athlete's parents, she also spends time building registrations, updating the Club Sports and Sportswear webpages as well as maintaining the FCA Club Sports social media pages. Kara's education in Family Ministry allows her to connect on a comfortable level with parents. Her two children also give her adequate experience dealing with athletes needing an extra pair of socks or a new number for their soccer jersey!

Our Monthly Newsletter

Buckeye Border FCA Office 

 Thank you to all the staff, volunteers, coaches, students, and especially our Home Team members who financially support our office!  This is teamwork - you all deserve a pat on the back!  Click on the videos below to view a glimpse of the evening, as well as a special video highlighting the ministry of FCA in the Buckeye Border Area!


Full Video on YouTube

Incredible Newspaper Articles Pumping this ministry!

Close Look Behind The Scenes Article - Village Reporter

Best Kept Secret in NW Ohio Article - Village Reporter

Our Vision

"To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches."

Our Mission

To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Our Values

Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through...Integrity, Serving, Teamwork, and Excellence.

Leadership Team

(Board of Directors)

• Tom Babcock

• Kevin Freeman

• Joe Friess

• Thom Giguere

• Laroy Martinez

• Bob Norris

• Jordah Wittler 

• Kerry Krugh

• Jake Cox

• Kent Hutchison

• Glenn Christiansen

• Bob Lloyd