Brendon Jessop

Sports Director

My wife Courtney and I have been married since 2009 and have 2 boys, Mason and Peyton and 1 girl, Reagan, in that order. I have served in Upwards programs coaching football, soccer and basketball and have loved every minute of it. I spent the last several seasons of Upwards as the Football Commissioner. Teaching the love of Christ through sports and instilling valuable life lessons that can be used both on and off the field is amazing! The first 14 years of my professional life were spent in the Mortgage Banking industry, and I have learned valuable leadership skills and project management during my tenure.
If you were an animal what type of animal would you be and why?
Cheetah. Why not?
What do you love best about ACF?
Sports Ministry! I can vote for myself right? You can teach kids the love of Christ and how to handle various situations in life through sports without them even knowing it. How to have integrity no matter how things are going. We are to do everything in word or deed in Jesus’ name and give thanks to God; win, lose or draw. Sports is one of the first places you learn that as a kid.
What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Speedy Gonzalez. I always wanted to be fast!
What are you listening to right now on iPod/mp3/radio/Walkman?
My Walkman still has DC Talk’s Jesus Freak in it or Jars of Clay… I’d have to look in my parent’s attic. But there ain’t no disguising the truth…  the song that I have to turn up in the car when it comes on would be You Say by Lauren Daigle. That girl has some pipes!