The Man Church Conference
- Feb 24, 2023 | Friday 7:00PM
- Feb 25, 2023 | Saturday 8:30AM
For nearly four years, The Man Church has equipped tens of thousands of men to gather in their local churches for life-changing Bible study. But in February 2023, men from all across the country will have a chance to come together for two powerful days of preaching, worship, and fellowship. Introducing The Man Church Conference, a weekend where men will be challenged and equipped to become the man God intended them to be.
He has been married to the former Sherri Bodine since 1996. During a marriage counseling conversation with the pastor who would marry them, Rick was confronted with the sin in his life that could not be justified for anyone who claimed to have been transformed by the power of Jesus Christ. “I realized that I only believed in Jesus in a historical sense and that I had never truly become His disciple,” Rick said. “It was only then that I submitted to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, and my life has never been the same.” Rick is a frequent speaker at church services and youth and marriage conferences, but his true passion is men’s ministry.
Rick is calling on the modern church to put into practice what they say every Father’s Day, that a man’s family will follow him if he will lead them. “Let’s teach our men how to be the spiritual leaders of their homes,” Rick said, “If you take the men of the church from spiritual infancy to spiritual maturity you will solve a lot of problems in the church and in our world today.” Rick’s Spirit-filled message at his youngest son’s memorial service was the most watched YouTube video in the world the week it was posted.
Andy Blanks is the Co-Founder of Iron Hill Press and YM360. A former Marine, Andy has been doing ministry since the early 2000s, having led the development of some of the most popular Bible study curriculum and discipleship resources in the country. He is an author and a speaker who has been communicating the transformational power of God’s Word for over two decades. He is passionate about helping people grasp God’s call to live with purpose and meaning, spending their lives well for the sake of the Gospel. Andy has authored countless books, Bible studies, and articles and is a sought-after speaker.
Andy and his wife Brendt were married in 2000 and have lived in Birmingham, AL, ever since. They have four children, three girls, and one boy.
Rich is from Elkhart, Indiana recruited by Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant playing for the University of Alabama from 1974 until 1978. Rich was part of the famous “Goal Line Stand” in the 1978 Sugar Bowl defeating Penn State winning the National Championship!
After graduating, Rich played for the Green Bay Packers for 7 years. Rich was the Green Bay Packer 1979 MVP, Green Bay Packer Rookie of the Year and the 1984 Green Bay Packer NFL Man of the Year.
At the completion of his professional football career, Rich coached at The University of Alabama from 1987 to 1989. In 1990 - 2010 Rich served as President of AIG Baker Real Estate developing shopping centers. He is Senior Director of Development at Blackwater Resources Birmingham Al. Rich is a member of the Alabama House of Representatives (Republican District 62).
Rich is married to his wife of 41 years, Cheri * (pronounced as “Sheri”). They have two sons, Jake (35) and Luke (27). Jake coaches both football and baseball at Leeds High School and Luke is married to Alexandra, they have a 3 Year old boy named Patton. Luke completed his MBA at The University of North Alabama working at Blackwater Resources in Birmingham.
Jake and Katie have 10 year old twin sons – Sage and Walker and a new little brother, Jacob.
Rich and Cheri attend and serve at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.
Rechab brings great energy and authenticity to his preaching style with a desire that everyone comes to know the joy of our Lord through embracing Jesus Christ. He believes that the redemptive story of Christ’s love is the truth that will change the world to the Glory of God!
In 2002, Rechab accepted the wonderful news of the Gospel himself. He began relentlessly reading the Scripture and was convicted of his sin, and the need to share the Gospel in every context he found himself in. A few years later he began as a student at Temple University pursuing a degree in Engineering, which he completed in 2011. While there in Philadelphia, Rechab began serving on staff under the leadership of pastor Eric Mason at Epiphany Fellowship. During his time there he served in various ministries including facilities/maintenance ministry, various student ministries, missions in Malawi and as a pastoral intern.
Rechab has been married to Brittany since 2009 and has 4 children: Aaron, Zipporah, Jonathan, and Hadassah. He attained a Master’s of Biblical Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently pursuing a Ph. D from NAIITS.
Rechab is currently serving with Fellowship Memphis as Pastor of Preaching & Spiritual Formation where he is Pastor of a church plant in the Orlando area.
Chuck Hooten has had a heart for worship leading since he was young, and led worship for the first time when he was 16 years old. Aside from traveling around the world to lead worship at a variety of events, Chuck served on staff at Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham and is now at Shoreline Church in Knoxville, TN.
Chuck is particularly gifted in songwriting and humbly leads worship with integrity. Chuck and his wife, Emily, have three daughters named Lily, Ava, and Mae.
Man Church Conference Schedule
6:00 pm Doors open to public
7:00 - 8:30 Kick off
8:30 - 8:45 Break
8:45 - 10:00 Sessions done/lobby open
6:30 am Breakfast (Invitation Only)
7:30 am Doors open to public
8:30 - 11:00 Saturday block 1
11:00 - 11:15 Break
11:15 - 12:15 Saturday block 2
12:15 - 1:15 Lobby open
Please note that the conference registration/ticket cost includes both sessions. Sessions may only be purchased together.