Patrick Oduro is currently board chair for Sports 4 Life Ministries in Ghana. He has seen and experienced the unique impact of sports when it comes to sharing the Gospel in Africa, and he has recognized the great potential in sports ministry with a passion to see God prosper in his community.
“To fulfill the vision of FCA and its vision statement, we need the talents, experiences and wisdom the Lord has given followers of Jesus from around the world,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “His intimate walk with the Lord, commitment to his family and vast ministry experiences will be invaluable to the board and FCA’s growth globally.”
Oduro has served on a board of several Christian organizations in addition to Sports 4 Life Ministries. These include Campus Crusade for Christ, Ghana and the Akuapem Ridge Interdenominational Church (AIC). Oduro is a founding member of the Akuapem Ridge Interdenominational Church (AIC), Peduase, and currently is the CEO of Hephzibah Christian Centre in Peduase.
Oduro says that FCA, now in its 68th year, has a tremendous impact on young adults in Africa, who’s lives are transformed by the ministry. “The discipline that sports provide in general helps build a total person. I have witnessed firsthand that evangelism through sports works. I love to see people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. I believe it is the only real hope for mankind here on earth.”
Vincent Asamoah, Divisional Vice President of FCA South Global, praised the appointment. “It’s a great joy and honor not only for Patrick but also the entire FCA Africa team. Patrick is passionate for Christ, smart and humble, and with these qualities his inclusion will enrich deliberations of the Board of Trustees and give great blessings to FCA as a whole.”
FCA’s theme for 2022 is Every, based on Ephesians 1:3: “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” FCA says when it comes to Christian coaches and athletes that they already have “everything they need in Christ and encourages them to seek Him both on and off the field.”
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