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Wayne Atcheson: Director, Billy Graham Library
Champion through Christ Book Description
In the words of Wayne Atcheson, associate director of the Christian Writers Guild, "Champions through Christ scores one touchdown after another!"
Wayne Atcheson, Admissions Manager(866) 495-5177 ext. 15
...Our Admissions Manager, Wayne focuses on recruiting new members and students, plus promoting writers conferences.He previously served with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the University of Alabama athletic department.He
has written five books and scores of articles.
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Week Ten: Wayne Atcheson
Week Ten: Wayne Atcheson
Wayne Atcheson is the former Associate Director of the Tide Pride football and basketball donor program at the University of Alabama.
He joined the athletic department staff in 1983 as Sports Information Director.
During his years at the Capstone, he served as the chapter advisor of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
In the spring of 1999, Mr. Atcheson was Executive Chairman of the West Alabama Festival with Franklin Graham.
Mr. Atcheson holds journalism degrees from Samford University and the University of Alabama.
The author of several books, including Faith of the Crimson Tide, he currently serves as the Director of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, NC.
is married to Barbara and they have two grown daughters, Elizabeth and Amy.
name was Wayne Atcheson
, or "Mr.
A," as we all called him.
Mr. A had been serving as the FCA advisor for many years.
Without any compensation for his work with FCA, he voluntarily organized the meetings, invited speakers, prepared weekly newsletters and made sure that good music and food were always available.
did all that work so that athletes and other students on campus would have a place of retreat to escape the demands of college life and enjoy the fellowship of Christian friends.
I deeply appreciate Mr. Atcheson's
commitment to making FCA
such a special experience for me and for so many other University of Alabama students.
Because Mr. Atcheson was the Associate Director of Tide Pride, I interacted with him regularly at football games through our shared involvement with donor relations.
Often when I had a hostess meeting in the Athletic Complex, I stopped by Mr. A's office to say "hi.
I could always count on him to take a break from whatever he
was doing to chat with me and provide a word of encouragement for my week.
As a senior at Alabama, I was blessed to be crowned Miss University of Alabama
During my year of service as Miss UA, I had approximately 100 appearances/speaking engagements on behalf of the university.
In addition to my work for the university, Mr. Atcheson
arranged for me to share my faith in many churches across the state.
I remember feeling humbled and thinking, "Who am I to go to these places and share my story?
" Looking back now, I can see what Mr. A saw when he
sent me out on each appearance.
I was a college girl who loved God, believed in God's perfect plan for my life, and wanted to make a difference in the lives of others.
opened doors for me to tell my story.
In closing, I want to thank Mr. Wayne Atcheson
for being a friend and mentor to me.
opened many doors in my life and helped me to grow spiritually.
Today, Mr. Atcheson is director of the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte.
If you find yourself visiting the library someday soon, look up my dear friend, Wayne Atcheson
, and give him a big "Roll Tide" for me!
Tim Robinson Honored
The late Tim Robinson, who covered Watergate as the U.S. District Court reporter for The Washington Post, and Wayne Atcheson, who was named to the Billy Graham post in 2006, were inducted into the Wall of Fame during Homecoming activities Oct. 13.
Robinson then earned a master's from American University and Atcheson a master's from the University of Alabama.
Atcheson, the son of a preacher from Clanton, Ala., worked his way through Samford handling sports information for the school.
also funded his
master's at Alabama by working for the UA sports information office.
became interested in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a student, and worked for the national offices of the organization for 12 years in the 1960s and '70s.
wrote a history of the FCA's first 40 years, one of six books he
has written over the years.
Following a short stint with the University of Richmond, Atcheson was hired by University of Alabama football coach Ray Perkins to direct sports information for the nationally prominent program.
worked for 20 years at Alabama in sports information, producing award-winning publications, and Tide Pride, the nation's most successful donor program for athletics.
He then joined the international Jerry Jenkins Christian Writers Guild of Colorado Springs, Colo., in 2003 as admission manager.
was surprised when he
was asked to interview for the Billy Graham Library post in 2006 at age 63, when many of his
friends had retired, but was excited when he
got the job.
"My evangelism upbringing fits well there," he
had given more than 500 tours of the Graham facility since, including one to his
old friend Bowden recently.