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Pastor John Powell

John Powell serves as the director of student-athlete development with the Indiana football program.

• Served as the team’s chaplain in 2019.

• Worked as the campus pastor for Fellowship Bible Church South Campus in Jackson, Tenn., prior to his arrival in Bloomington, Indiana.

• Director of character development for the University of Mississippi football program for four seasons.

• Served for 18 years with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

• Earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Lambuth University. 

• Received his master’s degree in theology from Liberty University Baptist Seminary. 

• Author of Proven Player: The Instruction Manual to Building Character in Sports and Life.

• John and his wife, Holly, reside in Bloomington with their three children, Joanna, Ezra, and Jotham.

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Pastor's Family

Beverly, John, Holly, Ezra, Joanna, & Jotham