FCA Student-Athletes Speakout

The West Virginia University Fellowship of Christian Athletes held its annual FCA dinner on Monday night. That gave all of the student-athletes involved in FCA a chance to speak about what God has meant to them in their lives.

Each member walked across the stage and spoke a few words about the Lord and what FCA has meant to them.

“This is definitely important,” said former WVU basketball player Kevin Jones. “It shows another aspect of all of our student athletes here and how much their devotion is in Jesus Christ and it’s just a great event to be at.”

“It’s kind of given me another home and another family,” continued Jones. “Wellington Smith actually introduced me to FCA and ever since then I’ve been going to every chapel and doing everything I can to be a good Christian.”

Athletes from all different sports around campus take part in FCA, including Mountaineer Mascot Brock Burwell. He has been a part of FCA for the past five years and he really enjoyed speaking to everyone about Jesus Christ.

“It’s great for the organization because it helps them to raise money to be able to do things around the community and around the state,” said Burwell. “To be able to meet every Monday night and have the athletes come out and hangout in fellowship together – events like this really make it happen.”

“To be able to see the athletes that everyone looks up to coming to FCA weekly and on a consistent basis,” said Burwell. “These are athletes I even look up to and I’m just as big of a fan as everyone else. To see them coming to FCA and to be apart of everything FCA has going on is really cool for me as well.”

WVU freshman basketball player Keaton Miles experienced Monday night’s dinner for the first time. The Texas native says he enjoyed speaking about the Lord. FCA has helped him a lot since he is so far away from home.

“It was pretty cool,” said Miles. “I just want to share everything and show the other people how important FCA is in my life.”

“FCA is another family. It’s another support group that I have here at West Virginia,” continued Miles. “It’s a mission to show others that it’s more than basketball. We play for Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.”

For more on the Fellowship of Christian Athletes you can go to the WVU FCA website. Below are interviews with many of the student-athletes who are part of FCA.

Kevin Jones
Keaton Miles
Brock Burwell

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