Ephesians 2:4-5 But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved).
Welcome to Community Sports Association where community is built through relationships. Community Sports Association of New Mexico or CSA is an incorporated 501c3 non-profit organization founded in Las Cruces, New Mexico. CSA is a Christian sports association providing sports leagues, camps, events and missional opportunities to the Las Cruces community. You can call us at (575) 640-2227 and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube! CSA’s objective is to strengthen the Las Cruces community through Christian sports related fellowship and relationships.
Chris Lang Founder & Executive Director
- World Literature, Mid America Christian University
- Basketball/Baseball Mid America Christian University
- Grace Covenant Church (PCA) Deacon
- Turning Point Male Mentor
- Founded Community Sports Association
- Founder & CEO The LNG Company
- Board of Directors, New Mexico Spotlight
Chris Lang was raised in rural Oklahoma on an Indian reservation. Though his life took many twists and turns, one thing remained constant, his love for sports. He went to Mid America Christian University to play basketball and baseball where he met his wife, Kerry. After getting married and starting a family, they returned to Las Cruces to be closer to Kerry’s family. Shortly after moving to Las Cruces, Chris was hired at a local furniture store and quickly made his way up to Operations Manager. It was at this job that he learned to work with people and build relationships that outlasted the boundaries of the work environment. After working at the furniture store for four and a half years, Chris decided to pursue his dream of starting CSA.
Sherwin Lau – Director of Visual Arts & Media
- Director, Editor, Cinematographer for feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos and commercials shot in the US and internationally.
- Assistant Professor of Filmmaking teaching courses in Cinematography, Editing, Sound Design, Producing, Documentary and Short Film Production
- M.F.A. in Film Production from Florida State University Film School in 2006, B.A. in Psychology and Marketing from Washington University in St. Louis in 2003.
Sherwin Lau is a filmmaker with a passion to glorify God through the use of different media to convey the message of Jesus Christ and the Gospel. Since 2004, he has worked on feature films, short films, documentaries, music videos, and commercials all around the world. In addition to his filmmaking career, he teaches undergraduate courses in Editing, Sound Design, Cinematography, Producing, Documentary and Short Film Production as an assistant professor at New Mexico State University. In his off-time, he enjoys spending time with his lovely wife, photography and reading.
Tim Stansell – Director of Photography & Phoenix Operations
Owner – Visionyard Photography – Winner People’s Choice Award Best Wedding Photographer In Phoenix
North Star Church Phoenix, AZ – Worship Team
New Mexico State University Class of 2004 · Business Entrepreneurship
Tim Stansell is a passionate man of worship and harmony. He desires to see CSA spread through Phoenix reaching the inner streets so that the church and its community can grow closer together developing relationships that not only make an impact but an everlasting one as well. Tim currently lives in Phoenix with his wife Shauna & his two handsome boys. He helps lead worship at North Star church and hungers to see each man grow a desire to worship God.
Phillip Danner – Director of Graphic Design
2008- Graduated from Santa Barbara City College AA in Media Arts
2011- current artist of The Society Studio 2010-Graphic Designer for Into the Fire (short film) 2010- Graphic Designer for Potlosophy (web-series) 2009-Artist for Infectious.com 2008-Creative Director for Icon Magazine 2007-Graphic Designer for Icon Magazine
2010- Selected Artist In Momentum Art Doesnt Stand Still 2009-contest Winner for Infectious.com 2008-Selected artist in Student Gallery Show at Santa Barbara City College
Phillip Danner grew up in Oklahoma City where he honed his art techniques in performance art galleries/shows/concerts across the metro city. Seeking to find a different approach in his artwork he moved to California where he quickly rose from graphic designer to Creative Director for Icon Magazine. After graduating from Santa Barbara City College in 2008 with an AA in Media Arts he re-located to New York City which gave him inspiration to become a contest winner and a request to become a graphic designer for infectious.com. Since then he has had his art featured in selected galleries, shows, magazines and films across the country. Phillip recently accepted an invitation to The Society Studio where he currently searches for the muse in his favorite quote from Saul Williams, “She stoke a bookmark in my heart and walked away”.