"God is there to love us, to care for us, to touch us, and to nurture us."
Captain Bill Lewis
FCA Golf’s Founding Director
After retiring from the navy, Captain Bill Lewis set out to help young people find a personal relationship with Jesus Christ through the game of golf. Known to many thousands of people as Captain Bill, his vision was to make a difference. By making Jesus the captain of his own soul, Bill allowed the love of God to spill over into the lives of thousands of young people. For more than 20 years, Bill worked with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to conduct golf camps around the country.
Many golf professionals and tour pros, such as Betsy King, Patty Berg, and Larry Nelson helped him. Jack and Barbra Nicklaus supported by sponsoring a tournament that raised scholarship assistance for golf camps. Bill had a vision for helping people, and others came alongside him to be a part the dream.
Captain Bill conveyed a message of what it means to live in God’s grip. He would tell people, “We all need the Jesus grip.” When we are in His grip, we have God’s infinite love and power. His message was: God is there to love us, to care for us, to touch us, and to nurture us. Most of all, kids at camp learned that God makes it possible for each of them to love Him back. Bill Lewis lived unselfishly and exposed thousands to the real Master.
Captain William “Bill” Lewis went to be with the Lord on September 7, 2005.
Captain Bill’s legacy will remain for many years to come by simply providing young people the opportunity to attend an FCA Junior Golf Camp where they will learn of God’s love and care. This fund exists to help underwrite camp costs for local juniors who would be unable to attend without financial assistance.
Send a young person to camp today and keep Captain Bill’s legacy alive! If you would like to receive more information about the Captain Bill Lewis Scholarship Fund, please complete and submit the form to the right.
Captain Bill Lewis Scholarship Fund
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