Keynote Speaker: Johnny Shelton
Mr. Johnny Shelton attended Southeast Missouri State University, where he was an all-conference football player as a defensive back. After college, he signed NFL contracts with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. Free Agency making it hard to make a final roster, he then left football to pursue a 10-year career in corporate America working for Procter & Gamble.
Johnny's passion for inspiring and motivating men led him back to the game he loves in 2005. Through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Johnny joined an up and coming program at Elon University for two seasons and then moved to collegiate powerhouse Virginia Tech, as their football team's chaplain. For seven years, Johnny worked alongside Head Coach Frank Beamer in providing character and spiritual guidance to coaches and players.
This work led to Johnny playing a vital role in establishing the Chaplain ministry within FCA. In 2013, Johnny made his way north and joined the Baltimore Ravens to encourage and uplift the players and staff, not only when they are on the field, but also off.