Butch and Becky Morley were both born and raised in South Africa. They met at Rosebank Bible College and were married in 1986. They have 4 children: Chad, Kirsti, Lara and Calvin. In 1995 they moved from South Africa to Minnesota, USA. Butch became very involved in soccer through the local community as well as in the Schools and God began to give him a vision for sports ministry. In 2002 the Morleys moved to Florida and for 6 years served full time with On Goal Soccer Ministries. After years of using soccer as platform for sharing the Gospel the idea of an “evangelistic soccer ball” caught Butch’s attention. Using the colors of the “wordless book”, (which tell the story of the Gospel), the idea began to take shape. Butch worked with a number of people and soon the J316 soccer ball was realized. Butch and Becky Morley went on to start J316 Ministries in 2009 and they have been full time with the ministry since then.
Luke grew up as a missionary kid in Botswana (Africa). Leah grew up in Lindstrom, Minnesota. They met at Lakes Free Church and were married in 2009. They have 4 children: Ezekiel, Hadassah, Ayana, and Shekinah. Luke had been serving at church in both the youth and worship ministries, coaching soccer for the local club and high school, spending his summers traveling the USA with OnGoal Ministry coaching christian soccer camps, and spending a year on the mission field back in Botswana (Africa). In August of 2011, Luke and Leah had just returned home to Minnesota after spending the month of July in Florida working with J316 Ministries. They were praying and seeking where it was God had been calling them, because He had made it clear to them that they were to serve Him full time in Ministry. He led them down to Bradenton Florida to join J316 Ministries in October of that same year. They continue to serve as Missionaries with J316 Ministries to this day.
Don has been a Missionary to Africa for 50+ years and leading short term ministry trips to Africa for 15 years. His business credentials include: President of 2 Colleges, Director of 5 organizations, High School Student Leader, Chairman/Vice Chairman of 5 boards and committees, Board committee member of 12 organizations and the Owner of 2 businesses. In sport he has been involved in soccer for 40 years as player, coach and referee and also played rugby, cricket and tennis. He received Military training in World War II and has been a Missionary pilot for 5 years.
Victor and Butch attended the same primary / high schools, and also played in the same school, club and provincial sports teams throughout their years of close friendship. After a successful business career at a number of FMCG companies, he and Butch joined in business. He then joined an US Company and has been with them for 18 years in various leadership positions. Victor was a lifelong member of the Boksburg Methodist Church in South Africa, and while in Jacksonville was a member of Christ’s Church on Fleming Island. He now lives in the Chicago area.
Nico Bougas is the International Development Director for Hellenic Ministries. He has a master’s degree in communication from Wheaton Graduate School and M. Div and D. Min degrees from Trinity Theological Seminary. He is the author of five books. He previously worked for Youth for Christ in South Africa and was Editor of In Magazine and Christian Living TODAY and currently serves as Consulting Editor for JOY Magazine and is on the Board of Trustees for Radio CCFM and the board of J316 Ministries and was one of the founders of Sports Outreach Africa.
Mark De Jong grew up in South Africa, the son of missionary parents. He moved to the United States when he was twelve residing primary in Texas, North Carolina, and Florida. In his youth Mark saw his parent’s using the wordless book in their ministry and also developed a love of soccer, so J316 is a natural combination of the two. Mark is the founder and President of Mark De Jong Builders Inc., a design-build construction company in Bradenton, Florida. He has played soccer extensively, generally loves sports and most things fast, on any given day is typically not lacking for a sense of humor, and most importantly loves the Lord.
Butch was born and raised in South Africa. Played soccer, cricket, and baseball. Trained with Stoke City Football club in England at the age of 17, under the legendary goalkeeper Gordon Banks. Graduated from Rosebank Bible College in 1985. Married Becky Genheimer in 1986. Started Morley Brothers with his brother Colin in 1985. Moved to the USA in 1995. Holds a USA National “C”, USA National Youth, and USA National Goalkeeping licenses in soccer. Moved to Bradenton, Florida in 2001. Joined On Goal Soccer in 2003 as the Florida director. Founded J316 Ministries in 2009 and continues to lead the ministry forward by the grace of God.
Paul has been on staff with Christian Business Men’s Connection since 1983. He currently services the Bradenton / Sarasota area in a semi-retired mode. Previously lived in Baltimore where he served as the Forums Director after replacing himself as Area Director. Has also been a Division Director where in addition to his duties he provided leadership to staff in the Mid-Atlantic Region. He served on the Board of the State College (PA) Area Chamber of Commerce and served a term as President. His personal ministry focuses on evangelism and discipleship. He has also served in numerous church positions since receiving Jesus Christ as his Savior.
Our Advisory Team
- Chris McDaniel (Stewardship and Partner Relations)
- Stefan du Toit (Website)
- Lizelle du Toit (Website)
- Becky Morley (Accounting & Administration)
- Betty Hartell (Prayer Coordinator)
- Dixie Lantz