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STEVE McCONKEY | 4 WINDS USA

4 WINDS USA (4 Winds Christian Athletics) is a worldwide sports ministry (4WindsUSA.com). Starting in world-class track and field ministries in 1981, Steve and Liz McConkey have worked through ten Olympics. From 1982 through 1992, Steve was a USA National Track and Field Club Coach. In 2013, the ministry expanded to all sports. Steve graduated with honors from Western Kentucky University (Master of Public Health), Minnesota State University, Mankato (BS-Community Health), and Webster High School (WI). They have lived in Bowling Green (Kentucky), Eugene (Oregon), Dallas-Fort Worth (Texas), Minneapolis-St. Paul (Minnesota), and Madison (Wisconsin). In recent years, the ministry has had many worldwide radio interviews and global articles, plus TV interviews.

PICTURES THROUGH THE YEARS….

STEVE McCONKEY TIMELINE

October 19, 1955
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
1961
Dunlap Elementary
1967-68
Two Dunlap field trips to the Drake Relays, a world-class track and field event, in Des Moines
1968
Moved to the Danbury (Dairyland) Wisconsin area after the sixth grade
1968
Webster Junior High School (WI)
1970
Webster High School (WI)
1971
Started distance running. Competed in cross country and track. From 1971 through 2016, Steve ran 65,865 miles for 45 years. That is 4.01 miles per day.
1974
Graduated with honors from Webster High School (WI)
1975
University of Wisconsin-Superior. Competed in cross country and track.
1976
After reading a free New Testament at the Rothwell Student Center on the UWS campus, McConkey became a Christian
1977
Minnesota State University, Mankato. Competed in cross country and track. In summary, McConkey ran at Webster High School (71-73), the University of Wisconsin-Superior (75-76), and finished at powerhouse Minnesota State University, Mankato (77-78). In 1977, MSU was third at the NCAA Division 2 Cross Country Championships.
1980
BS-Community Health with honors from Minnesota State University, Mankato
1980
Steve and Liz were married in North Mankato, Minnesota. They have three married children who earned five university degrees. Ten grandchildren.
1980
Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green. McConkey was a graduate assistant coach for cross country and track. The cross country team finished first in the Ohio Valley Conference with a perfect fifteen points and placed sixth at the NCAA Division 1 Cross Country Championships.
1981
Master of Public Health with honors from Western Kentucky University
1982
Moved to Eugene, Oregon to become USA National Track and Field Club Coach for Athletes in Action
1983
Moved to Dallas-Fort Worth Texas to become USA National Track and Field Club Coach for Lay Witnesses for Christ
1984
Moved to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
1988
Steve and Liz founded 4 Winds Christian Athletics, now 4 WINDS USA. McConkey was the USA National Track and Field Club Coach.
1992
Dropped the team to work with world-class track and field athletes on all teams. In summary, from 1982 through 1992, McConkey was a USA National Track and Field Club Coach for Athletes in Action (82-83), Lay Witnesses for Christ (83-88), and 4 Winds Christian Athletics (88-92). Athletes were ranked ninety-two times.
2006
Moved to Madison, Wisconsin
2013
After working with world-class track and field athletes from 1981 through 2013, McConkey started working with athletes in all sports. They have worked through ten Olympics.

CORE BELIEFS

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; of they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and of they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.