Grace Bible Fellowship has recently committed to contributing to the financial support of Vincent Asamoah of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Africa. Our connection with Asamoah began when Pastor Cliff McManis and his son, Tim, had the opportunity to join a Shoot 4 Life Ministries evangelical basketball camp in Ghana. Since then, he has visited Grace Bible Fellowship more than once to share his ministry and vision with us.
In 2009, Asamoah started Shoot 4 Life Ministries, an FCA International Sports Partner, that combined basketball and the gospel in an outreach to Ghanian children and youth. As part of this ministry, Asamoah built basketball courts in communities reaching thousands of athletes and became FCA’s Ghana Director.
In November of 2017, Asamoah was promoted to FCA Global Region Coordinator, overseeing strategic development in the West and Central Africa global regions. In 2018, he plans to introduce new sports camps to Kenya and Sierra Leone and is spearheading an African Coaches Ministry Summit in Ghana for 50 leaders from 20 African countries.
Asamoah is responsible for bringing 3Dimensional Coaching workshops to Africa, giving coaches and educators a first-time opportunity to receive formal training about how to coach with purpose to the heart of athletes. In an article published on the FCA website, Asamoah is quoted as asking, “Can somebody confidently say that coaching him or her has made all the difference in his life? The difference of 3D Coaching is that you as a coach will impact somebody and they will say, ‘Were it not for this man, my faith in the Lord would have been a different story.’”
Asamoah is married to Doreen Diana and has three teenage children. He is one of 32 brothers and sisters, and the only one to graduate from college. In 1991, he received his Bachelor in Theology in Ghana and started full-time pastoral ministry. He was hired in 2000 by the Ghana Baptist Convention as the National Youth Pastor. In 2005, he earned his Master of Divinity degree at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University in in Waco, Texas.