Todd Johnson

School – LeTourneau University 1998
Position – Ole Miss Campus Director
Year – FCA staff since 2009
Hometown – Nashville, TN
Location – Oxford, MS

Bio - Todd grew up in Nashville, TN, and has been involved with FCA on the middle school, high school, and college levels. He played college baseball at Dallas Baptist University (1993-1994) and LeTourneau University (1995-1997) and was an all conference shortstop during his collegiate career. He graduated from LeTourneau University in 1997 with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education.

In 1998, Todd worked as a house parent for troubled teens at Heartlight Ministries in Hallsville, TX. In the summer of 1999, he joined staff with Athletes in Action and coached the Central American Collegiate Baseball Team for five years. Todd also served as the National Recruiting Director for Athletes in Action as well as basketball and baseball chaplain for Wright State University in Dayton, OH. In the fall of 2004, he accepted the position as head baseball coach at Northwood University in Cedar Hill, TX, and coached for 3 years. Todd graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters degree in Christian Education in May 2009 and joined FCA staff as full time Ole Miss Campus Director in August 2009.

Todd and Jennifer have been married since 2007 and have two children. Jennifer is a Speech Language Pathologist and also is the part time administrative assistant for Ole Miss FCA. Their family resides in Oxford, MS.


John Powell

School – Lambuth University 1999
Position – Ole Miss Football Chaplain
Year – FCA staff since 2001
Hometown – Union City, TN
Location – Oxford, MS

John grew up in Tennessee playing football beginning in the third grade and continued through high school where he was a First Team All-Region selection. He then received a scholarship to play football at Lambuth University in Jackson, TN. While attending Lambuth University, he was a part of two conference championship teams and earned All Conference Honors as a senior. He also started working with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as an intern, which turned into a part-time position.  

After John graduated from Lambuth University with a Bachelor’s of Science, he spent nine months studying under Tommy Nelson at Denton Bible Church in Denton, TX. He came on staff with FCA in the Fall of 2001. John has served as an Area Representative in West Tennessee for the past eleven years. While in West Tennessee, John worked at several colleges and high schools and also at Lambuth University as a chaplain for the football team. While there, he had the opportunity of serving three head coaches, including the current University of Mississippi head coach, Hugh Freeze.  He recently graduated from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary with a Masters in Theology.  John joined staff in August 2012 at Ole Miss FCA and serves as full time chaplain for the Ole Miss football team. 

John and his wife, Holly, have a daughter, Joanna, and two sons, Ezra and Jotham, and they reside in Oxford, MS.

Peggie Gillom-Granderson

School – Ole Miss 1980
Position – Ole Miss Women’s Chaplain
Year – FCA staff since 2009
Hometown – Abbeville, MS
Location – Oxford, MS

Bio - Peggie Gillom-Granderson is a Mississippi native who grew up in nearby Abbeville. She earned her bachelor's degree in Social Work from Ole Miss in 1980. Peggie is the Ole Miss all-time leading scorer and rebounder in women's basketball.

After her career at Ole Miss, she played one year of professional basketball before going into the coaching profession. Peggie spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach on Van Chancellor's Rebel coaching staff from 1981-1997. Prior to returning to Ole Miss in 2003, she was the head coach at Texas A&M University. She was also an assistant coach for the 2000 Women’s Basketball Olympic team.

In 1996, Peggie was inducted into the Ole Miss Athletics Hall of Fame and is a 1997 inductee of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for the last five years. The Gillom Sports Center at Ole Miss was named after Peggie and her sister, Jennifer, in 2000. Peggie joined FCA staff in October 2009 and serves as part time chaplain for the Ole Miss women’s teams. She also leads women’s bible studies here on campus for the student athletes.

Peggie married Anthony Granderson in 2005, and the couple resides in Abbeville, MS.