The Standard Men's Conference
Apostle Amos L. Howard is a native of Gary Indiana. He and his wife, Yolanda, are the proud parents of six children.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology/Theology from American Baptist College, Nashville, Tennessee and received a Master of Science Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee.
While overcoming nearly $2 million in personal debt, his passion and vision moved him to birth Breakthrough Ministries that offers courses that teach basic sound financial management. Through Breakthrough Seminars, the shackles of financial bondage are being broken and those attending are becoming spiritually and financially debt-free. It is very close to his heart because he believes that you can never be spiritually free as long as you are in financial bondage. In addition, he and his church ministry have given tens of thousands of dollars to help others become debt-free.
Apostle Howard has an anointing for entrepreneurship and is a successful businessman. He shares his wisdom and experience as he mentors others on how to develop businesses using creative ideas and concepts. Apostle Howard is changing lives for the Kingdom.
He has proven himself to be a man of vision, integrity, and character that lives the principles of God’s Word. Apostle Howard’s God-given assignment has moved him to teach and coach people to their God-given success.
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Living Truth Christian Center
BBCI is a nondenominational church, located in Decatur, Alabama, founded in 2002. Since 2002, BBCI has grown from 16 member to more than 400 members who step out in force, inspired and spiritually armed by Pastor Darius G. Crayton to help others in their communities. Men comprise 45% of the total congregation, which is unusually high for a mostly minority church. The church brings together the down-and-out, the homeless and released offender to sit beside the up-and-coming, the celebrity and the community leader. They worship and serve together in the different ministries within the church.
Pastor James H. Davis grew up in the Mechanicsville community in Knoxville, TN. After receiving Christ in his life, he left the nightclub scene and the drug dealer’s lifestyle. God took this former drug dealer and night club owner, saved him, and gave him a divine assignment to see our urban communities as well as our cities throughout this region freed from the grip of the enemy. Pastor Davis has declared war on the enemy by implementing aggressive and Christ-centered programs that are designed to minister to both the spiritual and physical needs of the people. He believes this is important to build strong churches and communities.
Pastor Davis has been recognized for his efforts to facilitate racial reconciliation and to build diverse communities. He has received numerous awards from the Mayor of Knoxville for community leadership and service. He has also been recognized for his efforts in gang mediation and curbing gang violence. In October 1990, Pastor Davis was chosen as one of the leaders from Knoxville to go to the White House on behalf of the Empowerment Zone, concerning the necessity for funding Knoxville and urban communities. Pastor Davis was awarded the “Man of the Year Award” at the Black Men and Women’s Expo in 1996. In 2005, Community Shares awarded Pastor Davis with the “Danny Mayfield Champion of Change” award for his commitment and leadership abilities to make social change. In January 2008, the Martin Luther King, Jr. commission awarded Pastor Davis with the Distinguished Service Award for his leadership in the community. In May 2009, the 100 Black Men of Greater Knoxville awarded Pastor Davis with the Leadership Award for excellence in leadership in the city of Knoxville. The University of Tennessee Chapter of National Black Social Workers recognized Pastor Davis for his commitment to children and families in the East Tennessee area.
Pastor Davis is highly respected not only in his own community, but also throughout the city of Knoxville, the state of Tennessee and the United States of America.
A native of Columbus, Georgia, with more than twenty years in ministry, Vince Allen is committed to impacting the lives of people all over the world with the good news of Jesus Christ. He is a speaker known for his unyielding approach to teaching believers how to live a life of faith.
Vince attended Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee on a football scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Communications. A former educator in the public school system and corporate trainer for two Fortune 500 companies, Vince received the vision for his first ministry, New Life Church International, while on a business trip in 1995. He held the first worship service at a local YMCA in Columbus with only four members in attendance. The ministry grew to approximately 700 in eleven short years. Through effective evangelism and outreach, New Life Church impacted thousands of people in the Columbus community and countries around the world, and in 2008 the church merged with Bethany Worship Center to form The Bridge.
Vince is a spiritual son of Dr. Bill Winston of Chicago, Illinois. He has three children, Victoria, Mariah and Vince II.