THE MANUP2012 CONFERENCE
On April 13-14 2012, ReachLife Ministries in Partnership with Reach Records will be hosting the 2012 Man Up Conference and Concert Finale in Atlanta, GA. Man Up is a new campaign, calling men in the hip-hop culture to true biblical manhood through repentance and faith in Christ. It is our call for men in urban culture to repent for their failure to become the men that God has created them to be and for believers to live as who they truly are in Christ. This event will be a huge opportunity for over 1000 Urban Men to attend and provide them with the knowledge, encouragement and prayer that they need to pursue biblical manhood in their lives.
The conference will consist of 3 General Sessions and 4 workshops - each covering one of the issues that we believe are the biggest needs to be addressed in manhood today. This will be an opportunity to take what has been heard from the album, seen from the movie, and learned from the curriculum, to an even higher level.
On Saturday night, April 14, 2012, Reach Records will host a free Man Up concert for all conference attendees. Last year, the Man Up concert series included six sold out Man Up! Concerts in various cities throughout the country. This will be the final opportunity to see 116 performing all of the Man Up songs & others together in one night. You wont want to miss this!
Because of budget constraints, many individuals who NEED to attend are UNABLE to. Because of this need, we have created the Man Up 116 Campaign Fund. This campaign will help us pay for those individuals who need to be at this event, regardless of their financial circumstances. We are praying that we will be able to give 500 men free admission to this conference. Would you please help us by supporting these individuals with a donation?
WORSHIP LED BY ANTHONY EVANS
ARTIST | www.anthony-evans.com
In 2001 Christian music gained a new voice when legendary innovator Kirk Franklin asked Anthony Evans to join his ministry. Evans harmonized with his mentor and friend for four extraordinary years, until the rhythm his own maturing music set in motion a solo career. Now, for a decade, Anthony has voiced the Gospel with such a melodic, thought-provoking style that he has emerged as one of Christian music’s premiere male vocalists …and worship leaders.
A much-sought-after leader of worship, Anthony has garnered invitations across the spectrum from Franklin Graham events, to such venues as The National Worship Leader’s Conference. As a live performer, Evans has shared the stage with such talents as Yolanda Adams, David Phelps, FFH and Natalie Grant. And as a composer/ artist, Anthony’s crossover music has vibrated both the doors of the church and ventured beyond.
MANUP2012 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS
PASTOR JOHN ONWUCHEKWA
"WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MAN UP?"
BLUEPRINT CHURCH | Atlanta, GA
John is currently serving as Teaching Pastor at Blueprint Church in Atlanta, GA. John graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Masters in Christian Education and moved with 25 of his closest friends and family in the summer of 2009 to help plant Blueprint Church. John's enjoys unpacking the Scriptures in such a way that cause people to think deeply and respond passionately with a life fully submitted to Jesus. In his spare time John likes to read, write and play basketball. John lives in Atlanta with his beautiful wife of 4 years, Shawndra.
PASTOR LEONCE CRUMP
"MEN & TEMPTATION"
RENOVATION CHURCH | Atlanta, GA.
Originally from Louisiana and raised Catholic, Leonce began following Jesus at age 16. Always an athlete and a talker, Leonce outran his first mall security guard (and pregnant mother) at age 3, and spent most of his grade school years talking with his principals on the subject of public speaking during class. A prodigious reader and engaging speaker, Leonce regularly speaks and preaches across the country at conferences and churches of all denominations. Leonce enjoys boxing, MMA, studying theology, history, leadership, church structure and poetry. He likes soul music like Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, and Jimi Hendrix (the blues albums), working out, watching football, UFC, and rugby, playing with his daughters, hanging with the homeless dudes outside his loft and going to art shows. Leonce and his wife Breanna have lived in the Grant Park community of Atlanta for 3 years, and have two daughters.
PASTOR ANTHONY CARTER
"MEN & REPENTANCE"
EAST POINT CHURCH | Atlanta, GA
Anthony Carter currently serves as the lead pastor of a new church plant in the Atlanta area, East Point Church. He has a BA from Atlanta Christian College and an MABS from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, FL. Besides being the lead pastor of East Point Church, he also serves as Associate Pastor at Southwest Christian Fellowship in Atlanta GA. Anthony frequently travels as a conference speaker and guest lecturer. Anthony lives in Jonesboro, GA where he and his wife, Adriane, are raising their 5 children.
PASTOR DAMON HORTON
"MEN & AUTHORITY"
KOINONIA BIBLE CHURCH | Kansas City, MO
D.A. Horton (Azriel) currently serves as the Lead Teaching Elder at Koinonia Bible Church, a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, and multi-subcultural church on the East side of Kansas City, MO. D.A. also uses the medium of Gospel Rap as a tool to help educate the people of God on the precepts of Scripture in addition to reaching out the lost by presenting them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. D.A. is also an Adjunct Professor at Calvary Bible College teaching Systematic Theology and Urban Studies in the Non-Traditional program.D.A. has been active in the ministry of Gospel rap for over 15 years, holds a B.S. degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Bible College and a Master’s degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary.
PASTOR ADAM THOMASON
"MEN & RESPONSIBILITY"
DAMASCUS ROAD | Flint, MI
Adam grew up in Detroit, Michigan, before moving to Savannah, Georgia, to attend Savannah College of Art and Design, where he received his bachelor’s degree of fine arts in fashion design in 2003. After completing Tom Nelson’s Discipleship Program in 2003-2004 the Lord forcefully allowed him to attend Dallas Theological Seminary from 2004-2006. After graduating with a master’s degree in biblical studies, he moved to Memphis and served full-time as a campus pastor and the director of emerging leaders for Downline Ministries from 2006-2009 before moving back to Dallas to pastor at the Village Church from 2009-2011. Now married for four years to his wife Dawntoya and two children later, Zipporah and Zayne-Baltimore, Adam is excited about God's story through his life being fleshed out in Flint, MI as the lead teaching pastor of Damascus Road, director of Red Revolution, label owner of Collision Records and Co-owner of ABNY.
"MEN & ENVY"
Trip now resides in Washington, DC with his wife and is finishing his Biblical and Theological Studies degree by distance with Boyce College. He is currently touring, working on his fourth album, blogging (bragonmylord.com) and aiming to author a few New York Times bestsellers. Trip’s unending desire is to proclaim the grace and beauty of Jesus Christ to anyone that will listen. Ultimately, he hopes this journey will someday lead to pastoring a church.
"MEN & COURAGE"
Currently residing in Tampa, KB is enjoying life with his new wife and occasionally preaches at Crossover Community Church. Through his music, he hopes to communicate that God is the absolute canon of all things good, true and beautiful. “I want people to realize God and His centrality. It is not us putting Him at the center, He is already there. We must put ourselves onto that reality.