Cactus Athletic Camps


Athlete Ministry

Here at Cactus Athletic Camps we believe that it’s important to go beyond sports. We pride ourselves on hiring the best and brightest coaches here in Phoenix and their character is as important as their resume. Listed here are some resources for athletes.

Two of our coaches, Billy Horton & Drew Beuerlein have written inspirational Christian books and we also promote two Athletic Ministries. Billy is the founder of Cactus Athletic Camps and is on the Advisory Board for both of these ministries. Please take some time to check out the websites for 7 Day Fast, Catching Grace, Unashamed Athletes and Fellowship of Christian Athletes-Baseball Division.

7 Day Fast

Billy Horton is a current minor league hitting coach with the San Francisco Giants. Even though he was cut his freshman year in high school, he eventually earned a college baseball scholarship and played in the Minor Leagues. 7 Day Fast: Understanding God’s Plan Through Faith and Action, is a transparent look into Billy’s life over a seven day period in the autumn of 2011. It chronicles the difficulties he endures as well as the small daily victories he achieves as he searches for God’s will during an extremely difficult time in his family’s life. During the fast, he fully comes to understand that it is God’s strength that he needs to rely on, not his own, which opens the door for the Lord to perform miraculous works in his life. Click the logo below to be taken to the web site.

Catching Grace

Drew Beuerlein is a current minor league catcher with the Colorado Rockies. In 2006 a staph infection called MRSA nearly took his life. After battling this, as well as three other injuries on the baseball field, he wanted to write about life away from the field. He realized that there was a greater purpose for his life and felt compelled to share it with others. In his new book, Catching Grace: Understanding God’s Grace in Everyday Life, Drew shares some creative and touching stories. Each of the twenty stories presents simple, yet insightful, analogies about life in general. Click the logo below to be taken to the web site.

Unashamed Athletes

Unashamed Athletes is an organization that strives to impact nations through sport. They encourage athletes to be unashamed of the Gospel and to use their platform to impact their team, school, and community. Their goal is to create Godly relationships and bonds between athletes that will last longer than their playing careers. Scripture, prayer, and encouragement will be the driving force behind these relationships and events. Click the logo below to be taken to their web site.

Unashamed Athletes

Fellowship of Christian Athletes- Baseball Division

FCA Baseball’s vision is to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of baseball. Their youth baseball mission is to make youth baseball better through Biblical-based, whole-person development by developing athletes, coaches and parents into leaders with Christ-like character and a passion for excellence through the game of baseball. Click the logo below to be taken to their web site.

FCA Baseball