Southern California Regional Representative for Baseball - Ben Orr
Ben comes to FCA Baseball after spending the past 5 years with Missionary Athletes International, a non-profit Christian soccer ministry. Ben served as the Director of Creative Media and Director of Camps for the Southern California Seahorses Los Angeles office. Ben has always felt a strong desire to be involved in sports ministry. At age 14 he worked his first soccer camp with the Seahorses, leading a group of 5-6 year olds. In 2001 while playing professional baseball, Ben founded the "Called Up Baseball Camp" allowing him to share his baseball skills and reach the surrounding baseball community with the gospel of Jesus Christ. In January of 2011 Ben joined Fellowship of Christian Athletes to direct a new division of FCA Baseball in Southern California. This is the first division for FCA Baseball on the West Coast.
After playing baseball at Biola University he signed a professional contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2001. After playing for the Boise Hawks (Short Season A) and the Daytona Cubs (High A) Ben was released from the organization. Ben pursued baseball for two more seasons playing for the Canton Coyotes (OH.), the Solono Stealheads (CA.), and the Gary Railcats (IN.) Ben retired from baseball in 2003.
Ben was married to his beautiful wife Lindsay on October 13, 2002 in Eugene Oregon. Lindsay is a Violin teacher. They have settled in La Mirada, CA and have two sons Caleb and Jackson. They attend Grace EV Free Church in La Mirada.