This afternoon men in Knoxville gathered in Thompson Boling Arena (I fondly refer to it as TommyBowl, I stole it from Tony Basilio).
Praise and Worship Music led by First Baptist Concord Worship Pastor Jeff Lawrence and the a praise and worship team from First Baptist Concord and Nashville based David Wise.
Several area pastors led the assembled men. The UT Chaplain, Grace Baptist Pastor Ron Stewart, Shoreline Church Pastor Jason Hayes, First Baptist Concord Senior Pastor Doug Sager.
Alex Kendrick of the blockbuster movies Fireproof and most recently Courageous then spoke with a message calling the men to clean up the sin in their personal lives in order to be contributors in the corporate (church) lives and then ultimately contribute to the healing of the kingdom (nation).
It was a moving experience that lasted a little more than two hours. A love offering was taken for Mission of Hope and the ministry of the Western Heights Baptist Center.