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Jimmy Gilford

Campus Director

Jimmy Gilford is currently serving as the Baseball and Football Chaplain at Mississippi State, along with serving all other sports on campus. Jimmy leads Monday night multi-sport huddles on campus and facilitates men's Bible studies. His experience as a baseball player at Belhaven University and a strength and conditioning coach at Mississippi State allows him to reach student-athletes at all levels. 


Tyson Cunningham

 Men's basketball and Area Rep

Tyson Cunningham currently serves as the MSU Basketball Chaplain and Area Rep for 3 counties in District 4. His experience as a D1 athlete at Mississippi State allows him to reach athletes across the state of Mississippi. He is a gifted singer and musician whose talents are known across the state.

Mary Kathryn Gilford

D4 Administrative Assistant

Mary Kathryn played soccer at Mississippi State before joining the FCA staff in 2016. She works with female sports on campus, assists the multi-sport huddle on campus, and performs the administrative duties for district 4.

Jeff Terrill

Multi-Area Director

Jeff was a coach in the state of Mississippi for 35 years, coaching football at every level: public school, private school, and junior college. He has the respect of coaches around our state. Most importantly, Jeff has a love for the Lord Jesus Christ. He will be overseeing all of district 4 and district 1 staff and activities.