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Men Get Real at Manpower Conference Hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes

Gathering of Men Confronts Today's Most Challenging Topics Aug. 26-28 at Fort Worth Convention Center

"Men are under tremendous pressure and need the skills to overcome those forces that have traditionally held them back." -- Bishop T.D. Jakes, Senior Pastor, The Potter's House

Contact: Dana Slagle, 469-360-7104; Jeff Johnson, 404-775-4026; both with The Potter's House, publicrelations@tdjakes.org

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by The Potter's House:

What: ManPower Conference equips men of all ages, races and spiritual backgrounds to tackle challenging issues including finances, romance, health, family life and leadership at work and home. Through a seminar-style setting, Bishop T.D. Jakes will encourage men to conquer the areas of their lives that have been disrupted by economic hardships, health issues, domestic challenges and other obstacles. The conference prepares men to build strong marriages, increase their confidence and take on community responsibilities. Jakes established ManPower more than 15 years ago to address the needs and struggles of men from all walks of life.

Highlights: Speakers joining Bishop Jakes include Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, Bishop Lester Love and:

  • Dr. Myles Munroe, Bahamas Faith Ministries
    Topic: The Male and the Priority of the Family
     
  • Pastor Bill Winston, Bill Winston Ministries
    Topic: Kingdom Economics
     
  • Bishop I.V. Hilliard, New Light Church, Houston
    Topic: Faith Strategies for a Financial Makeover

Artists include: Salvador, Dr. Marvin Sapp and Bishop Gary Oliver

Free Health Station: ManPower will offer a free health station through MegaCare, the humanitarian organization affiliated with The Potter's House. The health station will be available Friday, Aug. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and will provide free screenings and health awareness. Prostate cancer survivors will be available to discuss their personal stories and provide prostate health information. In addition, medical and dental professionals will be on hand to offer general consultation and more.

Texas Offenders Reentry Initiative (TORI): In an effort to lower prison re-incarceration, and to inspire formerly incarcerated men as they transition from prison to society, TORI will sponsor 100 former inmates to attend the conference. The men will be encouraged to build their faith as they go through this transitional period of their lives.

When: ManPower will be held Thursday through Saturday, Aug. 26-28, 2010.
For session times and schedules, visit www.manpowerconference.org.   

Where: Fort Worth Convention Center, Arena (1201 Houston St., Fort Worth, TX 76102)

Media: Speakers and organizers are available for pre-conference interviews. To submit a request, please visit DeMossNews.com/ph or contact Jeff Johnson at 404-775-4026 or jjohnson@demossgroup.com.  

About The Potter's House
Located in Dallas, The Potter's House is a 30,000-member church led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as "America's Best Preacher" and as one of the nation's "25 most influential evangelicals." Known for his life-changing conferences, Bishop Jakes will host Woman, Thou Art Loosed Oct. 21-23, 2010. He is currently working on the release of his next film project, Jumping the Broom, slated for release in 2011.