Keith Wahl

Executive Director - Complete Game Ministries

Keith Wahl completed his 15th year as a head baseball coach with the 4A Colorado State Championship at Valor Christian High School in 2016. He spent nine years at Valor Christian, and his first six seasons as a head coach at Mountain Vista High School winning over 200 games in the process. His teams won six league titles, five district titles, and have played until the last day of the state tournament four times (one state champion, one state runner-up, and two state semi-finalists). Coach Wahl sent 40 of his players in ten graduating classes to go on to play college baseball. Most recently, he published a book (Well Coached) highlighting lessons and principles for all coaches to use. In the spring of 2017, he accepted the role as Executive Director of Complete Game Ministries. Coach Wahl has been involved in the development of youth and high school baseball coaches in Colorado over the past five years, while also being involved with a number of high school club organizations. Coach Wahl is a Colorado native and played for the 6A state championship in 1992 for Mitchell High School. He played his college baseball at Hastings College in Nebraska. 

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Justin Dillard

Chairman of the Board - Complete Game

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Since concluding his college baseball career (Yavapai CollegeDallas Baptist University), Justin returned home to Colorado in 2005 to begin coaching high school baseball (Regis Jesuit, Fossil Ridge, Valor) as well as begin vocational youth ministry. After serving in the church from 2007 to 2011, he founded a local baseball ministry called Complete Game Ministries.

In January of 2016, Justin began his service on staff with Athletes in Action Baseball as the National Teams Director.  His role is to oversee, promote, recruit, setup and organize all National Baseball teams. Additionally, he manages social media and Alumni relations.

Justin currently lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with his wife Michelle and their kids Caroline, Jackson, and Lilah. They are members of Centennial Covenant Church in Littleton, CO.  Justin is passionate about meeting athletes where they are with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

To read Bottom of the Ninth devotionals and other pieces written by Justin Dillard, click here.

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AJ Hammond

Complete Game Ministries

AJ, a Pennsylvania native, played collegiately at Millersville University before transferring to Liberty University where he is a student assistant with the baseball program. AJ came to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ while playing Summer baseball for the Niagara Power (NYCBL). 

While playing for the Power, AJ was teammates with a three Colorado natives who told him about Complete Game Ministries. After reading the blogs and listening to the podcasts, AJ's view of the game changed and he was able to use the content produced by CG to grow in his faith. Complete Game inspired AJ to write a blog of his own, where his desire to share the Gospel of Jesus in the language of baseball took off. 

AJ is getting married in June and he and his wife, Gabrielle, will be moving to West Virginia where she will be serving on Young Life staff.

To read Bottom of the Ninth devotionals and other pieces written by A.J. Hammond, click here.

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Luke Sawyer

Fellowship of Christian Athletes - Dominican Republic

Luke grew up in Baltimore, MD and played multiple sports through high school. After high school he attended Anderson University (SC) and Southern Wesleyan University (SC) on baseball scholarships. After becoming a Christian through a teammate, he traveled to Nicaragua in the summer of 2009 to play with Athletes and Action’s international team, there he sensed God’s call to ministry and specific call towards Latin America. He went on to earn his undergrad in Sports Ministry and his Masters in Justice and Mission from Denver Seminary.

After graduation from their undergrad they moved to Littleton, CO for Luke’s seminary and to work with Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Luke was the Jefferson County Area Representative before moving to the Dominican.They also spent three months in Santiago, DR going to American Language Partnership International for Luke’s language training. During their time in Colorado they welcomed two sons Isaiah Rawlings Sawyer (10/16/12) and Elijah Fraser Sawyer (3/7/15). They are passionate about justice, God’s heart for the lost, community, athletics, and health and fitness.  Luke now serves with FCA in the Dominican Republic.

To read Bottom of the Ninth devotionals and other pieces written by Luke Sawyer, click here.