The year 2000, was a special year for us.
It was the year we had our first Mandate Men’s Conference. A few hundred guys gathered in North Acton to grapple with many of the issues that many of us were facing. Issues about leadership, issues regarding sexual purity, issues concerning the emotional or physical absence of fathers or father figures in our lives.
To shed light on these areas, we got one of the considered experts on leadership to come and share with us. Dr Myles Munroe duly helped us with a sermon entitled ‘Unlocking the Leader in You’, while I shared ‘What they didn’t teach you about sex’. We were blessed to have Rod Readhead, Tony Cotterill and renowned psalmist Adlan Cruz.
The feedback we received made it clear that this could not be a ‘one off’ event, and so an annual conference and a movement was born. Since then, we have welcomed back Dr Myles on many occasions along with Dr A R Bernard, Steve Farrar, Pastor Matthew Ashimolowo, Paul Scanlon, Kirk Whalum, Ben Tankard and many more.
Our Mandate Men’s Breakfast, regarded as the icing on the cake of the conference, welcomed Ken Costa, Lord John Taylor, Jonathan Aitken, Graham Dacre, Gary Grant and others.
After a while, as with any organisation or movement, it is always necessary to take the time to refocus and ensure that the vision is still fit for purpose. In 2010, we did just that and we are now ready to get on with the business of changing men’s lives, homes, communities and churches.
A. R. Bernard is the Founder, Senior Pastor and CEO of Christian Cultural Center (CCC) located in Brooklyn, New York, United States. CCC is a ministry and nonprofit organisation that currently has over 33,000+ members and sits on an 11.5-acre (45,000 m2) campus
A.R Bernard, is well known for his clear message of biblical principles. He is the founder and president of A.R. Bernard Ministries an Evangelist, Spiritual Leader, CEO, Senior Advisor, Television Personality, Author, Motivational Speaker, and Life Coach. "My desire is to effect change within society by representing the biblical worldview and the biblical value system,"
We also welcome Lanre Olusola from Care for the Family. As author of bestselling books ‘The Sixty Minute Father’ and ‘The Money Secret’ Rob is well placed to share some key insights on being a transformed man. Of course, we look forward to The Mandate Men’s Breakfast on Saturday 3rd at 8:00 am, with Dimeji Edwards. Mr Edwards was previously Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the largest indigenous oil trading company in Africa. During his time, Oladimeji grew the company’s annual turnover from US$250 million in 2005 to US$4.03 billion in 2011. In 2012, he took the plunge and branched out on his own to create Hyde Energy. He had a determination to create an energy company with a difference. That difference is excellence.
I really look forward to welcoming you back at Mandate Men’s Conference 2016.