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Richard Lopez

How did you come to know Christ?

In 1987 after dealing with some addiction issues, my brother Lino began sharing the gospel with me and my wife while I was in a treatment center. A few days after getting out he led me and my wife Margie to Christ and God has led us on an incredible journey the last 28 years.

Why do you work for FCA?

The call to minister to coaches and athletes has been one of the greatest opportunities of my life. To wake up every day with a passion to influence the sports world through the gospel of Jesus Christ is so rewarding because it allows us to reach them in their culture not ours.

What’s your vision for FCA?

To give coaches and athletes a platform to use their influence for the greater good of God’s kingdom.

Coach who impacted you the most and why?

Andy Lopez, an AZ Baseball coach who for the last 15 years I have had the opportunity to see faith and coaching work together.

 Five Favorites with Richard:

Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17

Favorite Athlete: Pete Rose

Favorite Movie: Urban Cowboy

Favorite Book: Bible, Kite Runner

Favorite Sports Team: UofA ,Cincinnati Reds, Oakland Raiders and anyone playing ASU


Coaching/Chaplain Experience:

  • Youth Baseball Coach - 7 Years
  • University of Arizona Baseball Chaplain - 16 years
  • University of Arizona Football Chaplain - 4 years

University of Arizona Campus Director Chaplain/Character Coach