“Execute an arduous Men’s Conference with the purpose of cultivating and molding a nucleus of Kingdom minded Men into a community of Christian disciples through Biblical Instruction, leading of the Holy Spirit, and Prayer to enable us to reflect the attitude of Jesus Christ (Kingdom Perspectives) in all areas of their lives.”
Conference LeaderBrother James Ransom is the lead organizer for Changing One Man At A Time Men’s Conference. Brother Ransom has been married to his wife Lynn for over 19 years and God has blessed them with four children and two grand-children. Brother Ransom is a Men’s Ministry leader whose ambition is to develop men to become spiritual leaders in their homes, churches, and communities. Brother Ransom has assisted in organizing several Men’s ministries across the country. Brother Ransom has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from LaRoche College in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a Master’s Degree in Human Resources from Columbia Southern University in Alabama.
Henry A. Johnson III
Youth FacilitatorHenry A. Johnson III resides in Florissant, Missouri and is married to his wife LaShonda Johnson of 10 years, and they have three beautiful children; Jordan, Kennedy, and Austin. Henry is also an ordained minister, serving as youth minister at Liberty Community Bible Church, volunteers his time providing financial literacy to underprivileged children, and serves on the boards of the Friends of Normandy Scholarship Foundation and Area Resources and Community Human Services (ARCHS). Henry is a Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley with over 10 years of investment and banking advisory experience. Henry holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Central Missouri, where he also taught Macro-Economics as a Graduate Assistant/Supplemental Instructor for four years.
Dr. Fred Lee
Conference FacilitatorDr. Frederick M. Lee resides in Upper Marlboro Maryland with his beautiful wife, Terese, have been married to 25 years. Dr. Lee is the blessed father of six beautiful children, and four grand-children. Rev Lee currently attends El Bethel Baptist Church, Fort Washington, MD. Dr. Lee was blessed to serve as Lead Pastor for WorshipLife Ministries Inc. for 4 years in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Dr. Lee is veteran Police officer for 27 years. Dr. Lee is a graduate of Howard University School of Divinity in the Doctorate program for Divinity and Divinity Masters of Divinity Program. Dr. Lee obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Public Administration from La Roche College in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Dr. Lee can be reached through his email address and phone number is; email@example.com. 412-401-9728. He can also be found on Facebook; RevFred Lee
Dr. Ken Culbertson
Dr. Culbertson has been pastor-teacher for forty-seven years. Dr. Culbertson was the lead pastor at the South Hills Church of the Nazarene in Bethel Park, PA until December 31, 2018 and continues to serve on the churches pastoral staff. Dr. Culbertson is the Director of the Crossbridge Learning Center located at South Hills Church of the Nazarene. The center is dedicated to training pastors and lay people together to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Dr. Culbertson is committed to inter-racial, inter-denominational, Christ-centered ministry to reach and teach the world for Jesus sake.
Pastor James Walston
Pastor James B. Walston, Servant, Missionary Pastor of Whosoeverwills Christian and Missionary Alliance. Pastor Walston has been married to Thestes Walston for 25 years; the Walstons have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Pastor Walston attended Brooklyn College, Brooklyn New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. Pastor Walston also attended the Pittsburgh Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary and Vision Christian Bible College, Butler Pa. and holds an Associates in Biblical Studies. I have come from death to life and I live for the brethren. To God be the Glory.
Conference FacilitatorDoug is married to Jane, and they together enjoy their five children and four grandchildren. The Guffy’s reside in Milwaukee, WI and enjoy summer vacation with family and friends on the shores of Lake Michigan. As our youngest child graduates this spring from high school, we are looking forward to writing new chapters in our lives together. Doug currently attends ePikos Church, Milwaukee, WI. Doug has taught and facilitated adult Sunday school classes with an emphasis on studying books in the Bible. Doug is the Director, Senior Portfolio Manager/Analyst, Baird Equity Asset Management. Doug has over 32 years of investment experience working with institutional clients and portfolios, including mutual fund management. Research experience includes coverage of the financial, industrial, basic materials, and energy sectors of the economy. Doug earned his BA in Economics and Government from Anderson University (1981) and his MBA from Ball State University (1989).
Pastor Darrell Robinson
Pastor Darrell Robinson City Hope Church of the Nazarene, Duquesne, Pa. Pastor Robinson has been married to Jeanine Robinson for 35 years, God has blessed the Robinson’s with three lovely children and four grandchildren. Pastor Robinson is Founder of Word on the Street Ministries. Pastor Robinson has completed over four years of ministerial classes and has participated in numerous domestic and international missions. Pastor Robinson volunteers at the Light of Light Rescue Mission for Chapel Service, Pittsburgh, Pa, is associated with Human Coalition which helps prevent abortions, and is a member of the “The Watchmen” which supports Christian Families and protecting the rights of Christians. Pastor Robinson graduated from Brashear High School in 1978, with post-secondary attendance at Ellsworth Community College, Iowa and Slippery Rock University, Pa. Pastor Robinson gave his life to Jesus in 1978.
Conference FacilitatorDarren Fisher started Darren Fisher Consulting in 2010 as CEO and Lead Strategist. He is a best-selling author of, The Confidence Quadrant and is an international motivational speaker. Prior to this, he owned an IT services businesses because he is a bit of a geek. Darren is also an Air Force veteran with accolades for outstanding service, leadership and technical ability. Darren fundamentally believes there’s excellence in everyone, so he’s made it his mission to help others achieve a greater success. Should his hard work yield explosive returns, his dream is to own the Milwaukee Brewers. Darren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science Ed from Cardinal Stritch University.
The conference started in the early 1990’s as a single-church event designed for the purpose of giving the men of First Baptist Church of St. John a chance to do something they rarely had the chance to do – get away for a couple days and spend time in fellowship getting to know one another. In its early stages, this was a bi-annual event, with one weekend in the spring and one weekend in the fall. Under the leadership of Cliff Harlow, the “Men’s Retreat” grew for several years, with the determination that having an annual event was more successful. Cliff arranged for the event to be held each spring at the Windermere Baptist Conference Center. Multiple formats were tested, but in general each event featured about 4 teaching sessions, along with afternoon free time for fellowship activities.
Around the year 2006, the men from Fellowship at Weldon Spring began attending the event to make it a 2-church event. The format of the event was basically the same, with the addition of praise and worship music to each of the teaching sessions. Attendance grew into the 30’s with the addition of the men from Fellowship.
The Conference began to take a new direction in 2010. A third St. Louis church got involved – the Rock Church. In addition, the metro-east Perfecting Faith Ministries got involved. There were also several men from other local congregations that were invited to come for the first time, as well as a group of men from churches in Pittsburgh, PA! With the addition of all these men, attendance reached a conference-high of 75! The focus of the event began to shift from the fellowship aspect to the teaching aspect of the Conference. New teachers brought challenges; men from different cities, different backgrounds, different denominations, different races all came together with a common goal: get closer to God and to each other.
In subsequent years the event schedule has been changed to really emphasize the teaching time. Small group breakout sessions have been added to enhance the understanding of the topics being taught. Fellowship time still exists for guys to talk, play games, or just hang out and watch a movie, but the main focus is to challenge men to be the men God has called them to be. Some men have attended 10, 15, even 20 times; others are just getting started. All men are welcome. Whether you are a long-time attendee, or brand new to the event, it is our desire that you join us in the mission to become the men we were created to be.
- Live out the power of the Kingdom (Luke 17:20-21)
- Place priority on the Kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33)
- Reestablish/Establish the Lamp and the Light (Psalm 119:105)
- Comprehend the exclusiveness of the Blood and the Cross (Colossians 1:20; Hebrews 12:2)
- Apprehend the binding nature of Salvation to the name of Jesus Christ (2 Kings 5:12)
- Cultivate a desire to grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18)