It was a historic day when in August of 2005 the FCA National Board voted unanimously to start the first-ever international branch of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Bogotá, Colombia.

Since then we have expanded the ministry to twelve major cities in both Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador. Leading the charge is James Oilar. Now married to a Colombian native and fluent in Spanish, James has surrounded himself with a great team of both paid and volunteer staff.

Their three-main ministry focuses are to:

  1. Engage the local church to form sports academies in each city to meet the needs of the financially challenged athletes that can’t afford to “pay to play.”
  2. Equip the coach to implement a 3-Dimensional Strategy with their team.
  3. Empower local volunteers to serve existing sports teams as an FCA Chaplain.