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Mitchell Williams

Multi-Area Director, Southeast MS

Prior to being hired with FCA in 2011, Mitchell worked at WDAM-TV for 27 years, serving as sports director for 20 of those years. While at WDAM, the sports department was cited by the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters for excellence on 40 different occasions.

The creator of the award-winning SportsJournal, Mitchell helped provide coverage for over 15,000 different sporting events during his tenure. He was named Mississippi’s best sportscaster 8 of his last 10 years at WDAM.

A licensed and ordained minister, Mitchell has hosted an FCA sponsored retreat for leaders of his area's prep football teams every spring since 2004. Since 2012, FCA also hosts a similar retreat for prep female leaders in the Pine Belt Area.

In addition to leading the Southeast Mississippi Region for FCA, Mitchell serves as the lead pastor, chaplain, and character coach for the University of Southern Mississippi football team.

He attended North Forrest and Southern Miss, where he lettered every year in cross country, indoor, and outdoor track. He was enshrined in the USM Athletic Hall of Fame in 2001. He and his wife, Shelia, are the parents of four boys. They are members of Grace Temple Church.

Contact Mitchell: or 601-270-4601


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Justin & Krista Welford

Prospective Staff

Justin and Krista Welford are both natives of Lucedale and are Southern Miss graduates. Serving in university ministry in Chile just a few seasons ago, the Welfords are now called to the city of Hattiesburg and the USM campus. The two served as associate and student pastors for 9 years before serving overseas.

Justin, a licensed minister, serves as a FCA volunteer, helping with the USM Campus FCA, which meets weekly and several teams on campus. Krista currently serves as an FCA Associate Campus Representative facilitating women sports. Plans and prayers are for Krista to be full-time FCA staff in 2020.

The Welfords are parents of three children.

Annie Walker

Administrative Assistant, Southeast MS FCA

Annie is a native of Newton, MS and a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Business Administration. In her career, she has held many supervisory positions in administration and Human Resources.

As a former youth ministry leader who loves the Lord, she is looking forward to making an impact on and being impacted by the youth of FCA. Her favorite scripture is Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Annie and her husband, Clyde are the proud parents of Brandon (Ashley) and grandparents to Ayana, Cameron, and Julius. They are members of West Point Church.