Household of Faith
August 15, 2020
Stand Courageous is a first class one-day equipping conference designed for men ages 13 and older. Churches United For Men partners with local churches to host this conference in Louisiana.
Regional Bishop, Fellowship of International Churches
Bishop Larry Jackson is currently serving as the regional bishop for the Fellowship of International Churches (Bishop Wellington Boone, Founder and Prelate) in the southeastern region of the United States. He is the founding pastor of Bethel Outreach International Church and is the founder and president of Frontliners Men's Ministry designed to bring men to the front lines of what God is doing. Bishop Jackson is a nationally known Promise Keepers speaker and has also ministered across the nation and internationally as a keynote speaker in conferences conducted by Iron Sharpens Iron men's movement, The U.S. Military and Leadership Conferences and Watchmen on the Wall briefings conducted by Family Research Council under the leadership of Tony Perkins.
Lead Pastor of The Rock Church
Blake Melancon is the Founder and Lead Pastor of The Rock Church in Gonzales, LA. He has a passion to see people saved and see lives transformed through Jesus Christ. His testimony is Salvation from a lifetime of drugs, alcohol, and worldly endeavors to being made new through Jesus. God called him out of the business world where he ran 3 businesses. Upon entering the ministry, Pastor Blake founded G.A.M.E. (God’s Army of Men Excelling), a men’s ministry to help encourage, equip and empower men. He led an annual men’s conference “GAME Day in the Canyon” that saw many men attend and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. He has 3 main loves in his life: God, his family, and ministry. A man of passion, he seeks to ignite a deep love for God and the things of God in others, especially men.
Executive Vice President, FRC
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. "Jerry" Boykin serves as Family Research Council's executive vice president. He was one of the original members of the U.S. Army's Delta Force. He was privileged to ultimately command these elite warriors in combat operations. Later, he commanded all the Army's Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School. In all, Lt. Gen. Boykin spent over 36 years in the Army serving his last four years in the deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence. He is an ordained minister with a passion for spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become warriors in God's kingdom. He and his wife, Ashley, enjoy spending time with their five children and growing number of grandchildren.
Tony Perkins joined Family Research Council in 2003 after holding to his pledge of only serving two terms in the Louisiana legislature. An effective communicator, Tony is the host of a daily, nationally syndicated radio show, Washington Watch with Tony Perkins. He is the author of No Fear: Real Stories of Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth. Appointed to the U.S. Commision on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) in May 2018, Tony was elected chairman by the nine members of the bipartisan commission. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, a former police officer, and a former contractor with the U.S. Department of State's Anti-terrorism Assistance Program, Tony brings a unique perspective to the public policy process. He and his wife, Lawana, have been married since 1986 and have five children.
Community Impact Team Coordinator, Bold Advance
Dr. Mark Harris served as senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina from 2005-2017. Before that he led two other churches giving him 28 years of experience in ministry as a senior pastor. In addition to pastoring three churches, Mark has served in many other leadership roles including the president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina from 2011-2013 and founding and executive committee member of "Vote for Marriage NC" from 2011-2012. Although Mark has just stepped into his role as the Bold Advance Community Impact Team Coordinator for FRC Action, he is no stranger to FRC's work. In 2012 he hosted FRC's "I Pledge Sunday" simulcast and has spoken at several of FRC's pastors briefings. Mark and his wife, Beth have been married 32 years and have three grown children, all married, and six incredible grandchildren.
Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff, FRC
Harold's ministry experience combines a Bachelor's degree in Biblical Studies & Counseling and a Master's degree in Marriage & Family Counseling with over 30 years of experience in personal, pastoral, and denominational ministry. For nearly two decades of service at the Southern Baptist Convention, God strengthened Harold's voice to build up Christ-following families who are rooted in biblical faith in the face of increasing social and cultural pressures. During this time he also served as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program, "For Faith & Family. " Harold is the Senior Vice President & Chief of Staff of the Family Research Council. He and his wife, Donna, have three children, and one granddaughter.
Senior Director of Development, Bold Advance
Jay Riemersma serves as our Senior Director of Development, strategically leading our field staff in advancing the message of faith, family, and freedom throughout the country. As an ambassador for FRC and because of his unique background and gifts, Jay is well equipped to communicate FRC's vision with key supporters . If Jay's "difficult to pronounce" last name sounds familiar, you may recognize him from his successful football career as a University of Michigan alum and his nine years professionally with the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers. Today, Jay, his wife Cara, and their three children know first-hand what it means to engage in the cultural battle. They do this through his work with FRC, activities in their community, engagement with carious civic organizations, and their church.
Director of Men's Ministries, FRC
Prior to becoming the Director of Men's Ministries, Rev. Randy Wilson traveled the country building relationships with Christian ministers, speaking at regional and local pastoral gatherings and calling them to be watchmen on the wall. Prior to joining FRC, Randy worked for Focus on the Family, where he helped start and develop state Family Policy Councils across the country. He also served the local church as a Family Life Pastor. Randy and his wife, Lisa, have seven children and 14 grandchildren. They are the founders of Generations of Light and The Father-Daughter Purity Ball and helped their son, Logan, launch School of Honor and their daughter, Jordyn, launch School of Grace. They have authored three books: Celebrations of Faith: Tying our Children's Heartstrings to the Truth; Daddy's Blessings and The Joshua Basket.
Where is this located?
This is event will be held at Household of Faith at 10469 Airline Hwy, Gonzales, LA 70737.
How can I register?
You can register in person as early as 7:00am the day of the event or register online by visiting http://secure.standcourageous.com/baton-rouge
What is this conference about?
Where can men, husbands, fathers find a model of manhood, leadership, and strength in a culture of gender confusion? We need men to be men, tough with compassionate strength, bent toward justice without compromise, locking arms and standing. We need to be the men God created us to be; a warrior for all that is right, true, and just.
We invite you to join us at the Stand Courageous Men’s Conferences to discuss critical aspects of masculinity. This conference is led by men who struggle with the same issues you do, and will invest in unpacking our role as a defender, provider, instructor, and battle buddy so that we can have the generational influence as a “chaplain” inside and outside the home.
When will this event be held?
The Stand Courageous Conference in Gonzales begins at 8:00 AM on August 15, 2020.