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Terry Kinard, Area Director
Email: tkinard@fca.org | Mobile: (806) 239-6383

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. 


 

Brandi Cantrell, Texas Tech University Women's Athletic Chaplain

Email: bcantrell@fca.org | Mobile: (806) 789-0849


Brandi graduated from Lubbock’s Coronado High School and attended Baylor University on a volleyball scholarship, where she earned a BS 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 serves on the FCA International Ministry Council. 




Corbin Young,  Texas Tech University Men's Athletic Chaplain

Email: cyoung@fca.org | Mobile: (940) 389-3210

Corbin Young has been with FCA since 2010, when he started as the first ever Area Representative to serve on FCA staff in Brownwood, Texas. In 2013, Corbin became the founding Area Director in Midland/Odessa. Under Corbin’s leadership, God blessed the growth of the FCA staff and ministry around the Permian Basin. In the Spring of 2017, he answered the call to transition into his current position as the FCA Campus Director and Men’s Athletic Chaplain at Texas Tech University. Corbin also currently serves as Executive Director of the Texas Tech FCA Sports Camp in Lubbock. Corbin is a Licensed and Ordained Minister, and has served in various staff positions at several churches, including most recently the Pastor at First Baptist Church of Tarzan, Texas. Corbin was a student-athlete at Howard Payne University, where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees 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 a Collegiate National Championship qualifier in Olympic Weightlifting. Corbin is originally from Paradise, Texas, where he was a multi-sport athlete at Paradise High School. Corbin is married to Kandace “Schuelke” Young. They met in college, through the FCA Huddle at Howard Payne University, where Kandace was also a Team Captain for the Women’s Tennis program. Kandace and Corbin have been married since 2011 and have two young children: A son named Kensler Cy and a daughter named Arabelle. Kandace and Corbin enjoy anything competitive, but especially hunting, fishing, skiing, an above par round of golf, a lucky hand in dominoes, and a heated game of ping pong.


David Sparkman, Area Representative

Email: dsparkman@fca.org | Mobile: (806) 681-7809 

David Sparkman has been associated with FCA for almost all of his coaching career. He graduated from Alice High School and received his BS Degree from Texas A&M 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; he understands our mission. We are so blessed he is now a member ofour staff!"