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Terry Kinard, Greater South Plains FCA Area Director
Email: tkinard@fca.org | Mobile: (806) 239-6383 | Donate to Support Terry

Terry has been associated with FCA most of his life.  He grew up on the South Plains of Texas in Lamesa and played football at Angelo State University.  Immediately, he went into coaching at Baylor University in 1973.  Later, he coached at the University of Texas–Arlington and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia before moving back into high school coaching.  In 1988, Kinard was selected as South Plains Coach of the Year, and the following year awarded Top Of Texas Coach of the Year.  Prior to becoming FCA Area Director, Terry was a school administrator for 18 years, the last 16 at Frenship ISD, a suburb of Lubbock.  When he was appointed as Area Director for FCA, he was quoted, “I cannot believe I get to work directly with coaches and young people again.  This is where I started, where I had so much passion to make a difference.”  Terry’s wife, Sherri, is a retired school teacher now working in the funeral ministry.  They have two daughters, Kenzi- Head Basketball Coach at Whiteface High School and Maddie- recent graduate of Texas Tech University now working in Vienna, Austria. 


Brandi Cantrell, Texas Tech University FCA Women's Athletic Chaplain

Email: bcantrell@fca.org | Mobile: (806) 789-0849 | Donate to Support Brandi

Brandi graduated from Lubbock’s Coronado High School and attended Baylor University on a volleyball scholarship, where she earned a B.S. in Education.  She coached volleyball for the next 10 years serving as Head Volleyball Coach at Canyon, Amarillo Tascosa, and Lubbock Coronado.  She took Tascosa to the State Semi-finals in 2000 and Coronado to the State finals and earned State AAAAA Coach of the Year in 2004.  At that time, God called Brandi into foreign missions where she served Him in Vienna, Austria for 8 years.  Brandi joined FCA as a result of the FCA women's ministry initiative to bring more women into field ministry for FCA.  Brandi ministers to Texas Tech coaching staffs, conducts chapels and Bible studies with teams and individual athletes.  She also serves on the FCA International Ministry Council and numerous other state and national committees.  


Corbin Young,  Texas Tech University FCA Men's Athletic Chaplain 

Email: cyoung@fca.org | Mobile: (940) 389-3210 | Donate to Support Corbin

Corbin Young has been with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in West Texas for the past 10 years.  He started as the first ever FCA staff in Brownwood, and then the founding Permian Basin Area Director in Midland/Odessa.  In 2017, Corbin transitioned into his current position as the Men's Athletic Chaplain for Texas Tech University.  Corbin also serves as Executive Director of the Texas Tech FCA Sports Camp in Lubbock.  As a licensed and ordained minister of the gospel, Corbin has also previously served in youth ministry and senior pastor positions with four different Baptist churches around Texas and in Canada.  Originally from Paradise, Texas, Corbin attended Howard Payne University as a student-athlete, where he received both his undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate degrees (M.A.) in Theology and Ministry.  He was a 4-year Letterman in Football, Team Captain, ASC All-Conference Slot Receiver, 3-time Academic All-Conference selection, and an All-American qualifier for the USA Olympic Weightlifting National Collegiate Championships in Reno, Nevada.  Corbin is married to the former Kandace Schuelke.  They met in college, through FCA at HPU, where Kandace was also a student-athlete and Team Captain for the Women’s Tennis program.  Kandace and Corbin are members at Indiana Avenue Baptist Church and have 3 children: A son named Kensler Cy (6), a daughter named Arabelle (2), and a baby boy due September 2019.  In their free time, when they are not attending Texas Tech games or playing sports, you will either find the Young's in the outdoors hunting or on a lake fishing somewhere. 


David Sparkman, Greater South Plains FCA Area Representative 

Email: dsparkman@fca.org | Mobile: (806) 681-7809 | Donate to Support David

  David Sparkman has been associated with FCA for almost all of his coaching career.  He graduated from Alice High School and received his B.S. Degree from Texas A&M University in 1979.  His coaching career began in 1980 in Cuero, where he first learned about serving as a Huddle Leader for FCA.  After coaching stints in Sugarland, Grand Prairie, and Lubbock Coronado, he became Head Coach and AD at Panhandle High School in 1998.  He coached a 14-1 football team to the state semifinals in 2003, earning Super Team Coach of the Year honors from the Amarillo Globe.  Since, he has served at Canyon and Shallowater High School. Sparkman comes to the South Plains FCA after serving as Defensive Coordinator at Wayland Baptist University since 2011.  Area Director, Terry Kinard recalls, "In 2010, when we began to rebuild our local FCA, I traveled to every high school and junior high in our 28 counties.  I found only 18 FCA Huddles.  David, and his wife, Kellye, were keeping the one at Shallowater alive and functioning.  He has attended FCA Camps and taken athletes there for many years; he understands our mission.  We are so blessed he is now a member of our staff!" 

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Left to Right: Kensler, Kandace, Corbin & Arabelle Young; Terry & Sherri Kinard; David & Kelli Sparkman; Brandi Cantrell.

WTX FCA STaff

Back: Wade Hopkins (Houston Gulf Coast FCA Director); Andy Penney (South Plains FCA Board Chairman); Terry Kinard (South Plains FCA Director); Pat Ford (Texas State FCA); Brandi Cantrell (Texas Tech FCA); Gary Barton (Panhandle FCA Director).

Front: David Sparkman (South Plains FCA Rep); Corbin Young (Texas Tech FCA); Kristen Krissel (Panhandle FCA Rep); Josh McCreary (Former Panhandle FCA Rep).

Staff Pic

Back: David Sparkman (Lubbock), Josh McCreary (Amarillo), Terry Kinard (Lubbock), Corbin Young (Texas Tech), Pat Ford (Texas State), Brandi Cantrell (Texas Tech), Steve Keenum (Abilene), Brett Lang (San Angelo).

Front: Tony Daniel (Brownwood), Gary Barton (Amarillo), Kristen Krissel (Amarillo), Carrie Normand (Stephenville), Diego Sosa (Mexico), Julie Hilliard (Midland), Stephanie Lang (San Angelo), Lisa Coleman (Abilene), Durwood Keeton (El Paso)