Well, God answered our prayers regarding our National Summit this past weekend at Shepherd of the Ozarks in Arkansas. Influencers from all over the country made the pilgrimage to our retreat location.  It was evident from the beginning that the prayer covering for this event had done its work as a spirit of love, unity and anticipation filled the air.  Men came from Northwest Arkansas, Tulsa, Memphis, all over California, as well as from new cities in Maine, Alabama, Texas and Colorado.  Some were not sure why they were there, some didn’t really want to be there and others were ready for whatever God wanted to do in and through them.  From all the reports we have received, it appears God surprised everyone with new discoveries and renewed vision for their lives.

The theme was “All In” as the men were challenged to be more than just believers, but to be “disciples,” men who have forsaken all to follow Christ. Frank Khalil put forth “The Refugee Camp” and “The Bridge” toward new life.  Terry Miller brought us to “The Banquet Table,” emphasizing how a disciple must have God’s Word as his guide.  Pete McKenzie showed us how trials are necessary for the man who wants to follow Christ with all his heart and trust.  Les Pearsey talked about “Sharing the Feast” with our wives, our children and our world.  Lastly, Rocky Fleming helped us see how God will forge a man for the vision He has for him and we must consecrate our lives in “Personal Abandonment and Absolute Trust.”

Many men made major decisions in their lives this past weekend, turning the page on their pasts and moving into new territory with the Lord. A few men sealed their decisions as they were baptized in the icy creek on Saturday afternoon with hundreds of brothers cheering them on.  28 Breakout Groups met throughout the weekend, mixed with men from different regions, and these became mini-Journey Groups and places of great healing and encouragement.  Sam and Nick Parsons led us in powerful times of worship, taking us directly to God’s throne.

One other God story happened as a vanload of Influencers went to town to minister to the locals.  They were buying people’s gas, paying for their Sonic orders and getting groceries for people in need.  They were “Living it Out” or “Sharing the Feast” as Les Pearsey had described earlier that morning.  They came across a burned-down convenience store and talked to the owners, a young couple.  The woman cried as she said no one had tried to help them up to that point.  The guys invited them to join us for dinner and they passed the hat to help this couple in need.  During the closing session, the Gabe team presented the couple with over $3000 to help them get on their feet.  The husband was overwhelmed with emotion.  Then, his wife said she had been praying for God to do something to show He was real for her husband.  I think He just did.   Praise God!

We really believe this was a significant marker in the history of this ministry, as God continues to raise up and train an army of disciple-makers to go rescue men, who will, in turn, be used to go help other men. We expect a ripple effect from this event to spread into new cities, where men are desperate to find what we have to offer.  Please continue to pray for God to nurture the seeds of faith that were planted this weekend that they would be fertilized and grow deep roots.

If you were in attendance at the event, would you post a comment below about what God did in your life this past weekend to share with your brothers?


MAY 2-5, 2019


Also, here are some additional links for you to enjoy:

Greg Marchand, Influencers Bakersfield, was taking amazing photos all weekend. CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PICTURES

Video footage coming soon, as well!

If you would like to watch the Testimonial videos that were shown, CLICK HERE

Please post pictures and comments on the Influencers Facebook page…CLICK HERE

A limited supply of commemorative Summit T-Shirts are available… CLICK HERE

We will be uploading the Talks on our new Podcast page…CLICK HERE

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6 comments on “Summit Success

  • Went all in for Christ this weekend. The spirit is moving deeply throughout my life, and it was energized this past weekend. Not a feeling it is reality. Glory to our KING JESUS!

  • When Les Pearcy asked, Who are you pouring into? I had to double check if it was my wife and family first, as he then emphasized. He nailed it. I then spent my Saturday afternoon writing my wife a Song of Solomon Love Letter and a Love Song. Influencers start with those God has given closest to us. Thank you Les

  • The men of God who spoke challenged, directed, inspired and encouraged me to be “all in”. However, there was the challenge to leave the shallow end of the pool and “go to the deep end” where I have to depend on God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. I also brought a friend and he walked away “all in” as I did. A wonderful time that was an inspiration to go from success to significance.

  • When the couple who received the “pass the hat” offering to help restore their lives and burnt down convenience store said they felt our love, that was a Gabe moment. They knew God had their provision covered and could trust him as he used strangers to help.

  • Jesus Frees Us!!! On my prayer walk with Neal, I was freed from a burden I had been carrying for sometime, this burden was holding me back from the feast. After the prayer walk I began to feast and have been full since. No matter how much I spill, there is plenty of feast to fill me up. God is an amazing God and He loves me so much sometimes it brings me to tears of Joy… Thanks to influencers for an amazing opportunity to learn, grow, and be free. Love you men and all that you do.
    This is to my Father’s Glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. John 15:8

  • During Saturday evening dinner felt this overwhelming feeling of Love wail up inside me. I tried to hold it back but it hit me like a freight train, I wept for 30 minuets. The Holy Spirit has entered my soul and live. Now I understand what this is all about. Praise Jesus, I’m all in!!!

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