U.S. Missionaries

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Brittany Bading

Orlanda, FL

Biography

Brittany is on staff with Cru, the US branch of Campus Crusade for Christ International. Cru’s vision is that every student would know someone who truly follows Jesus. In order to accomplish this, their goal is to win students for Christ, build them in their faith, and send them out into the world to be laborers for the Gospel. Although Cru’s original focus was ministering to college students, they now have ministries for all different ages all over the world. Brittany is current serving at Cru’s headquarters in Orlando, FL. After several years of working with students on college campuses, she transitioned to a behind-the-scenes position where she now resources and ministers to staff on the field.

Brittany grew up in Leesburg, VA and graduated from Virginia Tech in 2012 with a degree in International Studies. Since college, she has worked with Cru both overseas and in the states. She was deeply impacted by the ministry of Cru as a student at Virginia Tech and joined staff because she loves to help college students grow in their faith.


Kevin Dennis

Northern Virginia

Biography

FCA’s vision is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. With NOVA FCA Baseball, we see that occur through America’s favorite pastime.

Northern Virginia is certainly a shining example of youth sports being a multi-billion-dollar industry. Travel sports in this area provides a unique and highly effective platform for those engaged in FCA ministry to reach not only the players and their families, but also the coaches, for Christ.

Rev. Billy Graham stated, “It has been said that a coach will influence more people in one year than most people will in a lifetime.” That being the case, FCA has the opportunity not only to develop competitive coaches and athletes highly developed in baseball skills, but more importantly to demonstrate the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father and relationship with Jesus Christ available to all.

Kevin brings his passion for reaching the next generation for Christ to his role as Director of Baseball for FCA to instill a sense of value and self-worth through their identity in Christ regardless of their skills and abilities. Kevin’s ministry model is anchored around being a reflection of Christ through transformational coaching and discipleship, as described in 2 Cor 3:18. His goal is to extend beyond teaching the basic skills of the game into teaching by example the life impact of encouraging and discipling coaches, athletes, and the next generation for Jesus Christ – both on and off the field.
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into His image with intensifying glory.”
2 Cor 3:18

Kevin is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and has lived all over the country, but has resided in Loudoun County for many years with his wife (Letise) and three kids (Kaylee, Gracyn, and Arabella). Kevin’s journey into full-time ministry began three years ago when God led him to pursue his degree in Religion and Theology from Liberty University. Having coached sports for over 30 years, Kevin came to FCA to use his love for sports to share God’s love and redemption to others.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


571-420-3314

Derrick Ellison

Virginia

Biography

As the Virginia State Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Derrick desires to see every coach and athlete know and follow Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in the state, so they too can share their faith in locker rooms, on the field, and on their campuses. Derrick is a Loudoun County native, played four years of college baseball, and went on to play over ten years of minor league baseball. As a left-handed relief pitcher, Derrick was blessed to reach Triple-A with the New York Mets. Throughout his baseball career, he boldly shared his faith and led Bible studies in the locker room, ministering to fellow teammates and coaches. Derrick, his wife Robin, and their three children (Adilynn, Isaac, and Emmaline) live in Leesburg.

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes

NOVA/DC FCA
8925 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA 22182


571-406-4322

Josh Holton

Rockbridge County, VA

Biography

As the Staff Associate for Young Life in Rockbridge County, VA, Josh works directly with the two middle schools in Rockbridge County: Lylburn Downing and Maury River. He oversees volunteer leaders from Washington & Lee University and from the local community. He and those leaders go into the local middle and high schools, meeting kids where they’re at, creating authentic relationships with them, with the ultimate hope that through these friendships they will be able to share the love of Jesus with them. Young Life’s mission statement is to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.

Josh grew up in Leesburg, VA and graduated from James Madison University in May of 2017. Josh’s wife, Mary, grew up in Sterling and attended JMU as well. Mary is a high school english teacher at Rockbridge County High School and a volunteer Young Life leader.


Brett Lesher

Loudoun County

Biography

Brett Lesher is passionate about the culture of public education, and all who are connected. He graduated from Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in communications from Liberty University and a master’s in educational counseling from Lynchburg College. During his career as a counselor within Loudoun County Public Schools, he launched faculty Bible studies within each of the schools he worked. Through those experiences, he formed relationships with other staff members eager to read the Gospel aloud and pray for the specific needs impacting their campuses. Brett recognized that many faculty around the county were eager to connect in similar ways. As a result, he took a leap of faith to leave his full-time position to create STAFF Fellowship Inc.


Ayman and Mary Lolas

Northern Virginia

Biography

In 2014, Brother Ayman and Mary founded Hope Community Center to serve the Arab and refugee communities in Northern Virginia. With over 85,000 Arabs living in the area, their ministry shares the gospel through meeting the practical needs of immigrants from the Middle East and surrounding areas. These needs include food, clothing, and English classes (ESL) as well as immigration assistance and computer training. Hope Community Center also provides a place of fellowship where friendships are formed for people who can feel isolated in an unfamiliar land.