It was organic, a night where the clergy team truly took a back seat. The men’s dinner was completely put together by lay-men with a passion to reach for Christ every man of this church. I have to admit, when I walked into the Kinloch room shortly before the start of the men’s dinner, I thought, are we really going to fill this place? A sit down dinner for nearly 200?
Then I watched, as man after man filled to capacity the Kinloch Room. It was incredible. The theme of the night was simply that as men we tend to ISOLATE ourselves, which in every single instance always leads to devastation. The goal was to tell every male they were not alone, and that we must walk together, sharing our lives with each other.
Every word uttered by our Master of Ceremonies Todd Brown, and our featured speaker (former San Francisco 49er linebacker and St. Michaelite) Jim Stuckey, echoed the reality that isolation always leads to devastation. We were then told about all the men’s ministry opportunities:
- Monthly men’s lunch
- Weekly men’s Bible Studies
- Men’s mentorship
- Men’s hikes (told through a beautiful video featuring a powerful testimony by Warren Scoville)
- And much more…
I thank God for our leaders of leaders, David Reese, Todd Brown, Warren Scoville, and chefs Chip Black, Jim Pagel and dozens of others who made the Kinloch come alive with the love, power and passion of the greatest man, Jesus Christ.
Wow! What an incredible event last night at the Men’s’ Supper! Great food, great fellowship. Todd Brown did a fantastic job. He was born to be an MC. I was very impressed by the huge turnout of men. Jim Stuckey’s testimony moved me in a big way – he has such great courage to share his experiences with us, and we are blessed to have him do so. This event really got me excited about being more involved in the men’s ministries at the church. I cannot wait for the next supper. Thanks to Todd and the rest of the team that made this event happen.
Capers G. Barr, IV
Barr, Unger & McIntosh, LLC
Attorneys at Law