“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.”

Advance the Kingdom of God through the authority of God’s Word and doctrine of Jesus Christ by communicating the necessity of Christian education and Biblical instruction to assist Kingdom citizens in defeating sin, eradicate [eliminate] apostasy, suppress apathy, and eliminate Biblical illiteracy.

Provide a setting for Pastors, Nonprofessionals, Leaders, and Disciples to discuss, comprehend, and strategize the concepts of Christian doctrine and Kingdom principles in order to resurrect and exercise Christian [moral, mental, emotional, and reasoning capacities] to effect progress in the Church and change in communities.

James Ransom

James Ransom

Conference Leader

Brother James Ransom is the lead organizer and facilitator for Changing One Man At A Time Men’s Conference.  Brother Ransom has been married to his wife Lynn for over 20 years and God has blessed them with four children and three 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. 

Doug Guffy

Doug Guffy

Conference Facilitator

Doug 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).
Dr. Fred Lee

Dr. Fred Lee

Conference Facilitator

Dr. Frederick M. Lee resides in Upper Marlboro Maryland with his beautiful wife, Terese, have been married  for over 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; fml3090378@yahoo.com. 412-401-9728. He can also be found on Facebook; RevFred Lee

Pastor Darrell Robinson

Pastor Darrell Robinson

Conference Facilitator

Pastor Darrell Robinson is founder of Word of the Street Ministries since 2004. From 2011-2019 he served as Pastor of Duquesne City of Hope Church.  Pastor Robinson has completed over four years of ministerial classes and has participated in numerous domestic and international missions. Pastor Robinson has been married to Jeanine Robinson. God has blessed the Robinson’s with three lovely children and four grandchildren.  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 gave his life to Jesus in 1978

 

Dr. Ken Culbertson

Dr. Ken Culbertson

Conference Facilitator

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.  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.

Darren Fisher

Darren Fisher

Conference Facilitator

Darren 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.

Our Story

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!  In 2012-2013 Brother James Ransom became the events lead facilitator and the name of the event became Changing One Man At a Time (C1MT). The focus of the event began to shift as fellowship included the teaching of doctrine from Acts 2:42 adding a new dimension to the Conference.  Small group breakout sessions were added to enhance the understanding of the topics being taught. 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 changed to provide balance between teaching, prayer, and fellowship.  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. In 2018 C1MT held its first Conference in Pittsburgh, PA and is looking to expand further in different regions of the country. 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.

To goal is to provide a setting for Pastors, Nonprofessionals, Leaders, and Disciples to discuss, comprehend, and strategize the concepts of Christian doctrine and Kingdom principles in order to resurrect and exercise Christian [moral, mental, emotional, and reasoning capacities] to effect progress in the Church and change in communities.

Advance the Kingdom of God through the authority of God’s Word and doctrine of Jesus Christ by communicating the necessity of Christian education and Biblical Instruction to assist Kingdom citizens in defeating sin, eradicate apostasy, suppress apathy, and eliminate Biblical illiteracy.
Make Disciples (Matthew 28:20) “Do the utmost to raise an Army to know Christ, live for Christ, and carry on the war against the powers of darkness”

  • 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)