OMEGA Conference for Men - Ordinary Men Experiencing God's Awesomeness! This conference celebrates ordinary men being used by Jesus in great ways. (Acts 4:13.)
Our next OMEGA Conference for Men will be Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, SC. Doors will open at 9:00am for registration and viewing of ministry tables. The conference will begin at 10:00am and conclude around 3:00pm.
The keynote speakers for the conference are: Chris Wells, and Jimmy Tarrant. Worship music will be led by Mike Blackwood. (You can read more about these men in the profiles below.)
In addition to the encouraging, challenging messages and great praise and worship music, we will have breakout sessions covering various topics of interest. Make sure to arrive early and browse through the displays of local ministries.
Admission is free and includes a FREE lunch!
(A love offering will be taken.)
The conferecne is open to men and boys of all ages, so invite your freinds to come be encouraged, challenged, and changed!
There will be plenty of free parking on site.
Profiles of Program Personalities
Mike Blackwood grew up with a guitar in his hand and a piano always nearby knowing that God had a call on his life to share the gospel through music. His music ministry began early at North Greenville University in SC, leading worship any opportunity he could find. There he met His wife Kim and together they have shared the Gospel together for the last 26 years in too many capacities to mention. In addition to His ministry on the road Mike has been a studio owner, Session musician, music producer and Songwriter as well. The call to ministry led Mike to the Local church where he has served as a Worship Pastor and church leader. In partnership with Upward Sports since 1998, Mike has written over 200 scripture memory songs to help children all over the US memorize God’s word. Currently, Mike serves as an Elder and Executive Pastor at Lifesong Church in Spartanburg, SC. He and Kim have 3 Children, (Michael 19, Abbey 17, Graham 15) who are also very musically talented. The Blackwood’s live in Boiling Springs, SC.
Chris has a passionate concern for people who don't know Jesus Christ and has a heart for sportsmen and students. He is a full time Evangelist and is currently the Chaplain for the Fellowship of Christian Anglers of the Bassmaster Elite Series.
In college Chris discovered he had a gift for communicating the gospel to young people, and has served several Churches and organizations in youth ministry for the last 15 years. While doing Youth ministry God began to allow Chris to speak extensively to a variety of audiences all over the country. As he began to pray about this he felt God leading him into a full time speaking ministry. In 2004 after much prayer and counsel Wellspoken Ministries was created.
Chris combines a blend of humor, passion, and intensity to convey his concern for people who don't know Jesus. His messages are exciting, expositional, and inspirational with a strong evangelistic emphasis. He speaks to a wide range of audiences, challenging them to authentic faith in the person of Jesus Christ. Read more about Chris at: www.chriswells.org
Jimmy Tarrant has over 30 years of ministry experience mostly as a senior pastor. Currently, he serves as Pastor of Woodside Baptist Church in Greenville, SC and president of Manhood Ministries. Over the years he has also served in youth ministry and campus ministry.
Over 10 years ago, God set Jimmy free from an addiction to pornography. Since that time, God has been using Jimmy to challenge men to allow God to set them free from secret sin. He founded Manhood Ministries to assist in this vital ministry, and he has a true passion to see men experience deeper levels of freedom in Christ.
His first book, Solitary Confinement, shares Biblical principles to find freedom from pornography use and other secret sins. God is using Manhood Ministries and Solitary Confinement to challenge men, and the church as a whole, to real revival. Read more about Jimmy at: www.manhoodministries.com
When & Where
Manhood Ministries and Upstate Ministries to Men
Manhood Ministries helps men find freedom from the past, peace in the present, and hope for the future. These are the first steps towards the greater goal of Manhood Ministries to see true revival in the church. Please visit our website: www.manhoodministries.com
Upstate Ministries to Men provides resources that will enable local Pastors and churches either start a ministry to men in their church or enrich their existing programs. We seek to be a resource for local churches to assist them in fulfilling the Great Commission. Please visit our website: www.upstatem2m.org