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Meet Our Team

FCA Staff

 Brad Tippins was born and raised in Claxton, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a BS in Physics in 1982. He served in the United States Navy and completed his 13 years of active duty time and 8 years in the reserves here at Kings Bay. During his Navy service he also obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia College. He retired as a Commander from U.S. Navy Reserves.

He taught and coached at St. Marys Middle school for 17 years. He has been involved with the Wildcat fot ball program since 1994.  He has served as a Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle coach since 1997 and is now a  Area Representative for FCA. His responsibilities include overseeing all FCA activities in Camden and Charlton counties.

His wife is the former Suzanne (Suzie) Strickland who is also from Claxton. She received
BS & MS degrees from the University of Georgia. She serves as FCA’s Administrative Assistant. They have three boys, Alex is a 2015 graduate of Georgia Tech and is working in the Atlanta area, Scott, a student at the University of Georgia; and Nathan is a student at Georgia Southern University. They are active members of Kingsland First United Methodist Church.

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 Coach Joe McFarland officially came on staff with FCA March 1, 2016, but he has been involved with FCA for many years.  He served as Division 1 College Baseball Coach for 38 years. He is also the the author of Coaching Pitchers with 40,000+ copies selling worldwide. He has been a speaker at national and international baseball conventions. Coach McFarland has received Coach of the Year awards at the region, state, and conference levels and has sent 30+ players to the major leagues. He spent those years mentoring coaches and players to learn and respect the game of baseball.  He says, "partnering with FCA allows me to continue teaching the game as a "servant leader" going much deeper into the Gospel of Jesus Christ by disciplining coaches and players. Even before coming on staff, he has been leading a Coaches Bible Study at Camden Co. High School, serving as a community coach with the Camden Middle, St. Marys Middle and Camden High school baseball teams, and hosting baseball clinics. We are excited to have Coach McFarland on the FCA Team!  You can contact him at or to support Coach McFarland.


Diane Smith came on staff with FCA on October 1, 2016. She has been a active volunteer and served on the FCA Board of Directors before coming on staff. She has coached volleyball, basketball, and track with middle and high school teams  in addition to community leagues. She is a licensed pastor and serves as the Children's Pastor at St. Marys Church. She is working with our elementary huddles, community recreation sports, and directs our annual Power Camp.She is married to Victor Smith who serves as the FCA Huddle Coach at Camden Co. High School. In the summer of 2010 they served in Moldova with FCA international mission projects. They have  son and daughter and three grandchildren.  Diane can be contacted at or to support Diane

Board of Directors

Damon & Cindy Brantley

Jesse Crews

 Mark Drury

Rita Hall

Lisa James

Marybeth Mill

Rennie Moore

Allison Murray

Martin Turner

Scott Zepplin

Corporate Home Team Sponsors

Healing Rock Ministries -- Dr. Damon Brantley

Jane Brown -- State Farm Insurance 

Kevin Lang -- State Farm Insurance

Brian Huling -- State Farm Insurance

Turner Brothers Heating & Air

B & B Custom Hardscapes

First Baptist Church St. Marys Student Ministries

Fowler, Maxwell, & Co.


Baytown Homes

Property Management & Realty

Edward Jones

Lincoln Financial

First Baptist Church Kingsland

Farm Bureau - Andy Gowen

J. Pierce Abell, Financial Advisor VALIC

Stanley M.  Prince, Cosmetic & Family Dentistry

United First Federal Credit Union

Coastal Car Care

Southeast Georgia Health System

Hopkins Gowen Oil Company

Classic Cleaners

Crew Speech & Language Group

Modern Woodmen 

Royalty Auto Service

Farmers Insurance -- David Crew Agency

Cumberland Gas


Laurel Oaks Animal Hospital

United First Federal Credit Union

Mary T. Smith and Associates

Jennifer Cox


Become a Corporate Home Team Sponsor:

Give at least $50/Month or $600 Annually

Benefits Include:
1. Golf Tournament Sponsor includes:
Name on Sponsor Board
1 player in tournament

2. 100 Mile Marathon Sponsorship includes:
Sign @ track & logo on event t-shirt

3. Recognition at special FCA events

4. Periodic Recognition in FCA Newsletter, Website, & Facebook Page
5. FCA Magazine Subscription

Give at least $75/Month or $900 Annually
Benefits Include:

1. All of the above

2. A FREE Team in the Golf Tournament

For more information about a sponsorship contact:
Brad Tippins

912-882-7202 or


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