Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) has announced Mike Blanc as the new Executive Vice President of Pro & Elite Sports. Blanc will start in this role on August 1, 2023, and will spearhead FCA’s global ministry to professional and elite coaches and athletes. Blanc has been on FCA staff for nearly ten years, currently serving as Campus Director at The University of Miami.
“When our founder Don McClanen sent letters to 19 individuals to share his vision for sports ministry, most of them were professional athletes. His vision was that these professional athletes would steward their influence for the glory of God,” said Josh Gilreath, FCA Chief Sport Officer. “We are delighted to have Mike Blanc as our new Executive Vice President of Pro and Elite Sports. As a former professional athlete himself, he has a unique understanding of what that lifestyle entails and how FCA can play an integral role in professional athletics.”
A South Florida native, Blanc attended Auburn University on a full athletic scholarship where he was co-president of FCA and helped lead his football team to an undefeated season and a national championship win in 2010. After graduating from Auburn with a bachelor’s degree in public administration, he played in the NFL for the San Diego Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
After football, Blanc pursued his passion to serve the Lord by helping to launch Broward County FCA where he served as an Area Director for almost four years. After the ministry for Broward FCA was established and fully funded, Blanc became the sports Chaplain and Campus Director for the University of Miami where he has served for almost seven years.
Blanc is also author and creator of “Disciple U,” a discipleship manual to help believers communicate Gospel truth and navigate making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Blanc lives in Miami with his wife Melanie and their three children Mikel, Maya, and Mina.
FCA’s theme for 2023 is “Greater,” based on John 3:30: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” FCA reminds Christian coaches and athletes that their identity and value is in Christ rather than their sport.
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