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John Engstrom

  • School - Ole Miss 2001
  • Position - Multi-Area Director
  • Year - FCA Staff since 2001
  • Hometown - Paragould, AR
  • Location - Southaven, MS

Bio - John was born in Wadsworth, Ohio and was raised across several small towns in Arkansas.  A first team All-State high school player, he would go on to play at Ole Miss.  John  suffered a torn ACL in his freshmen year and was hampered by numerous knee surgeries.  These limited his time on the court, but he still played a role on the team that ended up with the best record in school history 27-8 and made a run to the sweet sixteen in the NCAA tournament his senior year.

John was co-president of his FCA huddle in high school and a part of the FCA Leadership Team at Ole Miss.  After graduating with a BBA degree with an emphasis in marking, he came on staff with FCA in August of 2001.  John now supervises the ministry of FCA across the District 2 and 3 areas and is able to focus ministry in 4 counties (DeSoto, Marshall, Benton, and Tippah Counties).

June 13, 2009 marked the date that John married his beautiful first wife, Amanda.  From Greenville, MS and a graduate of Ole Miss class of 2005, Amanda has taught school in Marks and Water Valley, MS.  Most recently, she taught high school French at Southaven High School and currently works part-time as an office manager for GO Orthodontics, as well as, splitting time as a stay at home mom.

John and Amanda had a daughter, Molly Kate, on December 10, 2012.  Molly was called home to be with the LORD on March 25,  2013.  Molly was a well-tempered, big, healthy baby girl, the cause of her death could not be determined (SIDS).  The LORD saw fit that her time on Earth was complete after 105 days.  Their second born child, Jack, arrived in, 2014 and their third born, Max, in 2015 and Charlie their 3rd son in 2017. 

John Engstrom Bio.pdf

Cecil W. Sowell

  • School - Auburn 1964
  • Position - Director of Field Development
  • Year - FCA staff since 2013
  • Hometown - Memphis, TN
  • Location - Hernando, MS

Bio -  Cecil began life in his grandfather's house in Love, MS, moving to Memphis from Coldwater, MS at age 6.  He graduated from Treadwell High School and from Auburn University (With High Honor) with a BS degree in Building Science.  Commissioned upon graduation, he served with the U.S. Army Engineers in West Germany for 30 months with assignments ranging from platoon leader to battalion operations officer earning the Army Commendation Medal for Meritorious Service.  He then practiced civil engineering with consultants for more than 40 years with a specialty in highway design and was licensed in five states.

Cecil came to know the LORD while attending West Ox Road Baptist Church in Chantilly, VA.  He joined FCA staff in March, 2013 as Director of Field Development assisting the Director in fund raising and event planning.  He is a member of Hernando, MS Baptist Church, serving as a greeter and an usher.  Cecil is also a Gideon and speaks in area churches on behalf of that organization.  He has a son, Clint, of Collierville, TN and a daughter, Ashley, of Carrolton, TX.

Scott Weathersby

  • School - Ole Miss 2015
  • Position - Area Representative
  • Year - FCA Staff since 2015
  • Hometown - Hattiesburg, MS
  • Location - Oxford, MS

Bio- Scott grew up in Hattiesburg, MS, and has been involved in sports ever since he can remember. He has been involved with FCA while at Ole Miss where he served as President in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015. He played college baseball at Ole Miss from 2011-2015 and was part of the 2014 College World Series team. In 2015, he got nominated as a finalist for the Boo Ferris award, given to the best collegiate baseball player in the state. He graduated in 2015 and received his bachelors degree in Biology.

In June of 2015, Scott was drafted in the 10th Round by the Houston Astros. He played from June through September in Short Season single A in Albany, New York. Since his return in the middle of September, he has been on staff with FCA at Ole Miss as well as working along side high schools and middle schools in Lafayette, Panola, and Tate counties. Scott will leave in March to return to play for the Astros and will serve on staff as he returns in September.

Scott and Rachael got married in July of 2014 while still in college. Rachael is currently in Accelerated Nursing School at Ole Miss. The family resides in Oxford, MS.