This ManUpOk event is all about transformation of men's lives from the inside out. This event is about raising the standard and defining manhood as God intended it to be. It is about discovering what it means to be a kingdom man. We want this event to light the fire in men's hearts so that they will seek God and allow Him to lead and guide them into becoming the men of God, husbands and fathers that HE intended them to become. It is our prayer that after this event, men will be inspired to connect with other men at their local church and continue on a long term path of growth, accountability and transformation.
Location: Asbury United Methodist Church - 6767 South Mingo Road, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74133 Map
Dr. Tony Evans is one of the country’s most respected leaders in evangelical circles. He is a pastor, best-selling author and frequent speaker at Bible conferences and seminars throughout the nation.
Dr. Evans has served as the senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship for over 36 years, witnessing its growth from ten people in 1976 to now over 8,500 congregants with 100 plus ministries.
Dr. Evans also serves as president of The Urban Alternative, a national ministry that seeks to restore hope and transform lives through the proclamation and application of the Word of God. His daily radio broadcast, The Alternative with Dr. Tony Evans, can be heard on nearly 1,000 radio outlets throughout the United States and in more than 130 countries.
Dr. Evans has authored over 60 books including Kingdom Man, Oneness Embraced, The Kingdom Agenda, Marriage Matters and Victory in Spiritual Warfare. Dr. Evans serves as chaplain for the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, a ministry he has done for over 30 years. He is also the former chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys.
Through his local church and national ministry, Dr. Evans has set in motion a Kingdom Agenda philosophy of ministry that teaches God’s comprehensive rule over every area of life as demonstrated through the individual, family, church and society.
Dr. Tony Evans is married to Lois, his wife and ministry partner of 43 years. They are the proud parents of four: Chrystal, Priscilla, Anthony Jr., and Jonathan as well as proud grandparents of ten: Kariss, Jessica, Jackson, Jesse III, Jerry Jr., Kanaan, Jude, Joel, Kelsey and Jonathan Jr. For more information, visit TonyEvans.org. To learn more about Tony Evans' book, visit the Kingdom Man book website.
Alan is the oldest son of the Duck Commander. He grew up hunting and fishing and helping build the foundation of the family business in the 1970s and '80s. Back in the day, he and Phil would travel around Louisiana and Arkansas selling duck calls to stores right out of the truck! The sales pitch back then was the same as today: "These calls are the best 'cause they sound just like a duck!"
He left the duck call business when he received the call for full-time ministry in 1998 and now serves as a senior pastor in West Monroe, LA. Alan is still a part of the family's commitment to spreading the gospel of Christ through their love of hunting and the great outdoors. He calls himself a Jacob in a family of Esaus.
Because of the popularity of the show Duck Dynasty, Alan has been blessed to travel the country to share the good news with tens of thousands of people. Sharing the gospel has been Alan's vocation for years as a senior pastor at their local church in West Monroe, LA. He now uses the platform that the show has created to take the message around the country. According to an article on E! Online, Alan tells the newspaper that he is joining the show to help spread the word of God. "What I do for our church—you see, it's a pretty good-sized church—impacts a lot of people, but because of my association with the show, I'll get to minister to a lot more people," he explains. "Any person that's an evangelist, that's what you want to do, so I had to give this up for something possibly bigger." We are blessed to have Alan as a featured speaker at our ManUpOK event.
Sr. Vice President, Folds of Honor Foundation Founder, Warriors for Freedom Foundation
Founder and President, The Warrior Nation
Major Ed Pulido, U.S. Army (Ret.) is the Sr. VP of the Folds of Honor Foundation a Veteran’s charity which provides the spouses and children of the fallen and wounded educational scholarships. Additionally, he is the Founder of Warriors for Freedom Foundation a leadership institute focused on the mental, physical and holistic recovery of our wounded warriors and their families. Finally, Major Ed is the Founder of Warrior Nation, a movement focused on the rights of liberty, freedom and patriotism with a radio show on KTOK News Radio 1000 and an autobiography entitled Challenge, Triumph and Change: The Major Ed Pulido Story.
Major Pulido has a degree in Military Science, Marketing, and Criminal Justice and a Masters Degree in Logistics Management/ Human Relations. He attained the Rank of Major in his 19-year military career and on May 16, 2005, he was medically retired from the United States Army.
On the 17th of August, 2004, Major Pulido hit an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D) or roadside bomb while serving with the Coalition Military Assistance Training Team under the command of General David Petraeus. Due to the extensive injuries to his left knee, doctors had to amputate his left leg on October 1, 2004. For his heroism and valor on that August day, the President of the United States along with General David Petraeus awarded him the Bronze Star with Valor, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, and Joint Service Commendation and Achievement Medals.
Major Pulido’s story of courage and sacrifice has been featured in Time Magazine, PGA Magazine, Fox News, CNN and many national and local Oklahoma City television stations and print media. Since, his amputation, Major Pulido has been a staunch advocate for veterans with disabilities, specifically focusing on advocacy efforts to promote prosthetic technologies, peer visiting with fellow amputees at Brooke and Walter Reed Medical Centers, and raising awareness on the needs of veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries (T.B.I) on behalf of the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign.
He has received countless awards including the prestigious Disabled American Veteran of the Year Award, HeartLines Festival of Hope Award for Suicide Prevention, the Hero’s award from the American Red Cross, the Reaching our City Award, OKC Thunder/Devon Energy Community Hero Award, and the Daughters of the American Revolution Veteran Patient Award. Additionally, he has received the Valley Forge Freedom Foundation Award for national and state level service and the Tuskahoma Brown Miller Award for outstanding leadership.
On a personal note, Major Pulido during his time in the hospital experienced the inner darkness of depression, PTSD, and suicidal ideation that would cripple his positive spirit. This inner darkness he describes as a "deep wounding of a soldiers spirit”. It was at that time that he understood that as a Warrior he could not walk alone in this journey. In that moment, he asked for help from his God, Country, his family and the American people. The result of this intervention would put his life on the road to recovery. It would also be the building block for his understanding the inner wounds of war and making sure that mental health is a focus of the Department of Defense and the VA.
Major Pulido is a national and global spokesperson for the DOD and VA Real Warriors National Campaign and he is on the State Board of the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services with a mission to address the mental health needs of returning service members, Veterans and their families.
Ed Pulido has been married to Karen Pulido for 21 years. He has a daughter Kaitlin and a daughter Kinsley. He and his family reside in Edmond, Oklahoma.
Chris was born and raised in Tulsa and grew up with generations of musicians in his family. “Music is in my blood,” he says. He has been performing on stage since he was 3, singing and touring with his brother. Chris turned professional musician 10 years ago and was one of the founding members of the band, Stars Go Dim. He and his band members have taken Stars Go Dim to a national and global recognition with multiple number one hits in many countries along with charting on pop and Christian radio stations in the U.S. Chris has always had a heart for church music and is looking forward to being full-time at Asbury where he will be working with the Director of Traditional Music to bring a cohesive style to the traditional, contemporary and modern services.
Straight from the Midwest, this multi talented singer, songwriter, producer, and author has been primed and ready to bring his musical styles and message right to the forefront! He has written and performed with such nationally known artists as, Israel Houghton, Fred Hammond Donnie McClurkin, Howard Hewitt, Smokey Norfil, Wayman Tisdale, Charlie Wilson of the GAP Band, Carvin Winans, Michael Powell (producer of such artists as Anita Baker, Patti Labelle), Denice Williams,Dr. Bobby Jones, Kirk Whaylam, and many others. He has been the voice for many national and international theme songs including Bishop T.D. Jakes “The Potters Touch”, State Farm Insurance commercials and several others. Tony had a role in the making of the made for TV movie, "Ambush at Waco-The David Koresh Story." Tony also had a role with songbird "Deniece Williams" in the recently released film entitled "The Christmas Child." Tony has released two live praise & worship projects, the first titled “Learning to Live” which featured recording artist and worship leader “Isreal Houghton” and recently released his second "Praise & Worship project entitled "All in the House" on which he wrote and produced. Tony was featured on Legendary Contemporary Christian Artist "David Huff”of (David and the Giants) recently released solo project, on the track entitled “My song of praise." Also, Tony was featured as guest psalmist at the “For Men Only” men’s conference hosted by Bishop T.D. Jakes where he received rave reviews from world renowned author Dr. Myles Munroe on his performances. Tony has also been featured as the sole Psalmist at the “World Leadership Kingdom Summit” in Nassau Bahamas hosted by Dr. Myles Munroe.
Tony currently travels extensively throughout the US, and the nations singing and teaching about the Kingdom of God and music. To add to the many talents in his arsenal of potential, Tony has authored his first book entitled, “Rediscovering the Atmosphere of God” which is a dynamic book that provokes the reader to go deeper in pursuit of God in preparation for praise & worship. This book has been endorsed by and has its forward by New York Times best selling author Dr. Myles Munroe.
He has been dubbed one of the most prolific songwriters of the new millennium by world renowned speaker and author Dr. Myles Munroe. Dr Munroe describes Mason as “…a rare breed of emerging musicians and psalmists’ destined to leave a legacy for generations to come. His authentic, fresh, energetic and anointed brand of music and writing emits an originality that will produce a niche for itself in the marketplace. I have been "personally inspired and edified" by his work and know he will make a tremendous impact on the church and the world. His commitment to expressing the kingdom message in his music is places him at the leading edge of the 21st century which will be the century of the Kingdom. I am sure all who hear him will be inspired to believe and their faith will be stirred to worship the king."