Organization: Missionary Athletes International (Southern California Seahorses)
Location: Placentia, CA
About This Ministry:
MAI has been called to communicate the message of Jesus Christ through the environment of soccer. They accomplish this by: doing sports ministry, training in sports ministry, and deploying sports ministers as a resource to the body of Christ. Their vision is to see God glorified, lives changed, and a world-wide movement of sports evangelism. The Southern California office ministers through soccer camps in cooperation with churches, a college-age elite team, international short term mission trips for high school and college age athletes, programs and clinics for local schools and youth soccer organizations. Bill is the Director of Sports Ministry Training and is active in all areas of ministry and helps with office administration.
Bill began ministering through sport in 1981 as a college soccer coach and teacher. In 1988 he and Lisa joined MAI working five years in California followed by six years in the Czech Republic. While there Bill helped churches learn how to reach out to their communities through sport and Lisa ministered to international women. Bill then worked with Fellowship of Christian Athletes Global Initiative for three years before joining the RDFC pastoral staff as Small Groups and Recreation Pastor (2003-2010).
Bill came back on staff with MAI in 2011. His current focus is on directing Seahorse Soccer Camps, leading a team each year to the Czech Republic, working with sports ministry training and office administration.
Bill and Lisa have three adult daughters; Meredith, Laurel and Shannon.
Lisa – June 16
Bill – July 24
Meredith – February 4, 1989
Laurel – November 12, 1991
Shannon – May 26, 1995
July 14, 1984