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Gary Rankhorn started his 20th year of ministry with FCA this year.  Gary grew up in Middle Tennessee and played basketball and graduated high school from Mt. Juliet.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from Belmont University in Nashville and his master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.  Gary taught and coached at Spring Hill High School in Columbia, TN for one year before being called to serve with FCA. Gary was first introduced to FCA as an eighth grader at Mt. Juliet Junior High and he has been involved with the FCA ministry every year in some form or fashion since then.  Gary serves as the Area Director for Northwest Middle TN. Gary is married to Jaymie and they have 5 children (Lydia, Isaac, Ruth Anne, Sarah and Josiah).  They live in the Clarksville, TN area.

Chrystal was born and raised here in Clarksville, TN. She graduated in December 2017 from Belmont University with a degree in Biblical Studies and a degree in Communication studies. She has been on staff since February 2018 and works with Montgomery, Houston and Stewart County schools along with our collegiate athletics at Austin Peay State University. 

Christal moved to Tennessee 6 years ago with husband Stephen who is retired military. Both Christal and Stephen are enrolled at our local university ( APSU), Christal is a history major and Stephan is an art major. FCA has given them an opportunity to invest in their community in an eternal way. Christal speaks of FCA as "an exceptional ministry that not only challenges us to be Christ-like, but also encourages us to be his hands and feet."