OUR IMPACT

It all begins with a willingness to make a difference.

This willingness is at the heart of who we are. We continually make ourselves available to serve others locally and globally. Long before there was a global vision, there was a willingness to serve a local community; and that is just what we did.

A small group of people sacrificed to turn a piece of land at a church in St. Louis, MO into a soccer field that could be used to make an eternal impact.

That small group of people enlisted coaches who made themselves available to love and serve youth players and their families.

Opportunities arose throughout the city to serve refugees through weekly neighborhood outreach and professional players through chaplaincy meetings. Soon we found ourselves sending players and coaches overseas on missions experiences.Little did we know at that time that what was happening in St. Louis would become a model for transformation in cities everywhere.

All because of a willingness to make a difference.

Transformation

Tyler grew up in Minnesota and played college soccer at St. Louis University before being drafted by the Vancouver Whitecaps. Tyler ended up signing with Saint Louis FC and found himself in a group hosted by our chaplain. It was a place where he could ask tough the questions of life. Over a period of months Tyler was deeply impacted by the group and signed a new contract in Hartford, Connecticut. His transformation gave us favor with the expansion team in Hartford. We now have the ability to offer chaplaincy for that club for years to come.

Teamwork

Dan is now an assistant coach with one of our youth teams. His daughter made one of our teams and he offered to help our Head Coach. Our Head Coach welcomed Dan to volunteer. When our Team Talk time came at practice Dan would always walk away to pick up cones because he hated that principles we were sharing. Over the last year Dan has come to love this time, even saying that it is now his favorite part of practice. His daughter is growing as a leader and their team finished top of the league in the spring and has won two tournaments this fall.

Community

Fred is from Congo, and came to the United States as a refugee. He saw the need to serve his people by bringing an experience that felt like home. He has begun soccer programming in the community and we have given him tools to make his programming more effective. This includes our collection of Team Talks, soccer equipment, friendly tournaments, and providing scholarships for refugees to participate in our summer camp program. These youth players are memorizing truth and growing up to be the leaders in their community.
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OUR VISION

To see today's players become tomorrow's leaders who serve their city and change the world.

We go into all the world through the game of soccer, because the world is in love with the game. Soccer is a universal language that builds relationships with people regardless of their background, language, religion, gender, or socio-economic status.

The player-coach relationship provides an opportunity to impact more young people in one year than most will in a lifetime. We coach far more than soccer in hopes of raising up and releasing a generation of servant leaders who know who they are and why they exist.

We see a generation walking in integrity who can creatively solve the problems our cities are facing.

Under the direction of our leadership team we are on a mission to be actively developing 10,000 players to become leaders in 10 cities by 2026.

HOW WE DO IT

Impact City FC programs strategically engage professional, youth, and grassroots players in each city.

Download Our Strategic Plan

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

We believe in the power of teamwork and know that we are better together. As a growing organization we seek to enlist passionate and proven leaders.

Aaron DeLoach
Board President

Cara Stinebaker
Board Secretary

Jim Garvin
Board Treasurer

LEADERSHIP

Aaron DeLoach
President & CEO

Out of college Aaron signed a professional soccer contract with the Charlotte Eagles of the USL, winning the 2008 regular season title. During his playing career his heart for people moved him to action in the philanthropic world where he developed an inner-city soccer ministry, served as the chairman of the board for a local non-profit, and traveled extensively across the world transforming lives through the universal language of soccer.

Since that time Aaron has held coaching positions at Florida Atlantic University, Palm Beach Atlantic University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University. Prior to founding Impact City FC he spent a decade pastoring in the local church.

Aaron holds a Masters in Theological Studies from Liberty University and a BA in Communication from Florida Southern. He and his wife Lauryn have three kids and reside in South Florida.

Jean Roberts
Marketing

Jean Boen Roberts leads J. Roberts Consulting, LLC, and is currently the Director of Annual Giving at The College of Wooster, where she oversees a team responsible for raising over $3 million in gifts annually.

She specializes in working with small businesses and nonprofits to refine their messaging in order to effectively reach their target audience to drive revenue and increase retention.

Sebastian Loaiza Finance

Sebastian Loaiza, founder and owner of Tico Business Solutions, LLC, serves small business owners in South Florida that want dedicated and personalized bookkeeping, payroll, consulting for QuickBooks®, or training for QuickBooks® services.


Prior to starting his own business, Sebastian worked as an accountant at FPL Energy Services, Inc., a financial analyst at Mattel/Fisher Price, Inc., and an accountant at Houghton College in New York.