R.J. Lincoln started playing hockey at nine years old and spent the next 12 years developing a true passion for the sport. He also played football in high school and enjoyed the camaraderie and workings of being part of an athletic team. Although Lincoln attended Catholic school for most of his early life, he always felt that something was missing. It wasn’t until he was 20-years old that Lincoln finally gave his life to the Lord and learned how to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
In the early 1980’s, Lincoln became a commercial fisherman and spent a number of years on large fishing vessels in the Gulf of Maine, the Southern Atlantic, and the Bering Sea. Many of his trips lasted 15-20 days at sea where he and his team would catch hundreds of tons of fish.
In 1997, Lincoln was married, started a family, and found a career on land that was much more suited to family life. His career path went from a fisherman to salesman, and has included working for Prudential Investments, Fidelity Investments, and a large Estate Planning Firm in Massachusetts. In 2005, Lincoln was brought into a startup company, Connecting Point, with two other owners. The small business grew from nothing to a multi-million dollar company and was acquired by the largest public event company in the country, Emerald Exhibitions, EEX (NYSE).
Lincoln was contacted by FCA Multi-Area Director, Dan Barnes, in 2016, and heard about the mission and vision of FCA. “I was sold,” says Lincoln. “I believe it’s one of the best missions available today, bringing young athletes to the Bible and our Lord as they grow to be the future leaders and influencers of the world. The organization’s impact is amazingly powerful.”
Over the last several years, Lincoln has served and supported many local charities, including Families First, Friends in Action, Cross Roads House, Save the Children, The Red Cross, Dana Farber/The Jimmy Fund, and many others. He has also served on the Board of Deacons at a local church in Rye, New Hampshire, where he resides with his wife and two daughters.