The 2019 SOLA Men's Conference is set for March 15-16 at FBC Houma. Once again, we will enjoy a wonderful time of Christian worship, men's fellowship, faith, music, and of course, great food. The theme for this year's conference is Stand in the Gap, taken from Ezekiel 22:30.
"I searched for a man among them who would repair the wall and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land so that I might not destroy it, but I found no one."
Our country and our communities are in desperate need of "repaired walls," but if restoration, revival and repair are to occur, the men of God will need to provide the pivotal effort. God has chosen men to be the leaders in the world - it is high time we collectively meet our God-given calling.
The SOLA Men's Conference is designed to do just that - to help equip and inspire men to walk a godly walk. That's the reason for a Men's Conference. Our conference is designed to help men become better husbands, fathers, friends and workers. With God's help, we believe we will achieve our goals!
Click on the link above to go to our eventbrite page for further ticket information. Tickets cost $55 and include admittance into the conference plus two meals and a light breakfast.
Check out this year's promo video, showcasing our guest speakers and how they have "stood in the gap" for our faith and country.
For this year's conference, we are partnering with the Family Research Council. FRC's mission is to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.
Check out their website to find out more about them.
Tony Perkins has stood in the gap as a Christian political leader for many years. Perkins served as a State Representative for Louisiana from 1996-2004. During his time in office Perkins gained a reputation for his strong pro-family and pro-life stances. Perkins now serves as president of the Family Research Council. He frequently appears as a guest on national news programs and has spoken at several events. Perkins' weekly radio show, Washington Watch talks about important issues facing our country from a biblical worldview. Perkins is also the esteemed author of multiple books including No Fear: Real Stories of a Courageous New Generation Standing for Truth. Perkins is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. He has been married to his wife Lawana for over 30 years and has five children.
Lt. General Boykin is a man's man. With 36 years of military experience in the Army, Boykin was one of the original members of the U. S. Army's Delta Force. By the end of his military career, Boykin had commanded all the Army's Green Berets as well as the Special Warfare Center and School. He also famously commanded the Delta Force combat operation known as "Black Hawk Down." Boykin now serves as Executive Vice President of the Family Research Council. Boykin has a passion for spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ and encouraging Christians to become warriors in God's Kingdom. Veterans of our conference might remember Boykin as our guest speaker back in 2016. Boykin and his wife Ashley enjoy spending time with their five children and a growing number of grandchildren.
Manley completed his undergraduate work at Dallas Baptist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. He then continued his education at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he received a Master of Divinity in Theology with an emphasis in evangelism. His love for and commitment to evangelism and spiritual awakening has led him to preach in 20 different states in the United States and 10 foreign countries. He worked with his father as Executive Director of Gospel Harvesters Foundation for seven years while traveling as a vocational evangelist and is currently Senior Pastor at Hot Springs Baptist Church in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
Jay Riemersma serves as the Senior Director of Development for the Family Research Council. 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 various civic organizations and their church.
Kevin Roberts serves the churches of Louisiana as the LifeWay Church Partner. He was once the Childhood Strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention and the Associate Pastor/Minister of Education at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Pineville. He is a member and Sunday School Teacher at Kingsville Baptist Church also in Pineville. Kevin has been married to Bobbye (Smith) Roberts for 27 years. They have three sons, Noah, Levi, and Micah.
Harold is the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Family Research Council in Washington, DC. Harold’s ministry experience combines a bachelor’s degree from Criswell College in Biblical Studies and Counseling and a Master of Liberal Arts in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University with over twenty-five years of experience in personal, marketplace, church, and denominational ministry. For nearly two decades of service at the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, 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. Harold and his wife, Donna have three children and have served in ministry for over thirty years.
Conan Sherlin is the BCM Director at Nicholls State University. The Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Nicholls State University helps Christian college students grow in their faith as well as reaching the lost on campus.
5:00pm Doors Open - Registration Begins
5:00pm-6:30pm Pastalaya Dinner
6:30pm Session 1 with Lt. General Jerry Boykin
8:00pm Breakout Session 1
7:00am Doors Open
7:00am-8:00am Light Breakfast
8:00am Session 2 with Tony Perkins
9:30am Breakout Session 2
10:40am Panel Discussion led by Tony Perkins
11:30am Door Prizes
12:00pm Session 3 with Lt. General Jerry Boykin
1:00pm Cajun Shrimp Boil and Fellowship