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Terry Kinard, 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 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 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 | Donate to Support Corbin

Corbin Young has served on FCA staff since 2010. He was the first ever Area Representative in Brownwood, Texas (2010-13) and the founding Permian Basin Area Director in Midland/Odessa (2013-2017). In 2017, Corbin transitioned into his current position as the Texas Tech Men's Athletic Chaplain. Corbin also currently serves as Executive Director of the Texas Tech FCA Sports Camp in Lubbock. As a licensed and ordained minister, Corbin has bi-vocationally served at churches around north, central, and west Texas, including most recently as the Lead Pastor at First Baptist Church of Tarzan, Texas. Corbin was a student-athlete at Howard Payne University, where he received both his bachelors and masters degrees in Theology and Ministry. He was a 4-year Letterman in Football (2006-09), Team Captain (2009), ASC All-Conference Slot Receiver (2009), 3-time Academic All-Conference selection (2007-09), and an All-American qualifier for the USA Olympic Weightlifting National Collegiate Championships in Reno, Nevada (2007). Corbin is originally from Paradise, Texas, where he was a multi-sport athlete at Paradise High School (2002-06). Corbin is married to Kandace “Schuelke” Young. They met in college, through FCA at Howard Payne University, where Kandace was also a student-athlete and 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. 


David Sparkman, 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 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!" 

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

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Team Texas FCA: Over 100 Staff serve around the state.

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).

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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)