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Audio Recordings of Men's Events Available on the Web

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Greg Holmes
  • Men's Great Steak Out (Jan 13, 2012)

    "Heading in the Right Direction"
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    Greg Holmes has been one of the top realtors in the US since 1986.  In 2006 Greg ranked in the “Top 50 Realtors” in the US according to both the Wall Street Journal and Lore Magazine.  Again in 2009, Greg made the Wall Street Journal’s list of Top Agents in the US.  And in 2010 Greg was named Keller William’s #5 Agent in the US out of 79,000 agents.  Greg is now teamed with Samson Properties, a local company that is well respected within the metropolitan real estate community, heading up their Vienna office.  Greg is experiencing more success than ever, while at the same time helping families out of the biggest financial crisis of their economic lives.  Some time ago, Greg hit bottom in his personal, professional and family life as a result of years of on-and-off addiction to alcohol, drugs and gambling.  Since then, he has had a turn-around in his life as a result of a friend helping him head in the right direction.  Hear Greg as he shares his dramatic story of escape from addiction and how a personal relationship with God has contributed to his new direction in life.
Glastinne Celestin
  • Men's Great Steak Out (Nov 19, 2010)

    "Surviving Against All Odds"
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    Glastinne Celestin is a consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton in northern Virginia.  He grew up in the inner city of Miami, Florida, where in order to escape the horrible abuse by his family, he gravitated to the dark corners of urban life.  He took to the streets and quickly found himself in a gang.  Nothing and no one mattered except his crew – the 68 Boyz.  Today Glastinne devotes his time to mentorship, outreach and volunteerism in order to change the lives of at-risk men and women.  At the dinner, Glastinne shared the dramatic account of his escape from the gang life of Miami’s inner city and the role that God plays in his amazing journey.
Dr. Greg Ganssle
  • Men's Great Steak Out (Apr 16, 2010)

    "Live the Best Life Possible"
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    Dr. Gregory E. Ganssle is a lecturer in the philosophy department at Yale University and a senior fellow at the prestigious Rivendell Institute.  A graduate of the University of Maryland, he also earned a Masters of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Syracuse University, where his dissertation on God’s Relation to Time won a Syracuse University Dissertation Award.  At the dinner, Dr. Ganssle explained why Christianity makes the most sense compared to any other philosophy or religion, and shared how you could “Live the Best Life Possible!”
Dr. Alan Keiran
  • Men's Great Steak Out (Jan 29, 2010)

    "Take Charge of Your Destiny"
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    Dr. Alan Keiran is the Chief of Staff of the Senate Chaplain’s Office, where he coordinates all of the office’s activities and events in the U.S. Senate.  Alan completed his theological training at Eastern Baptist Seminary in 1979 and was ordained into the ministry at First Baptist Church Amherst, MA.  He is a combat veteran who served 25 years as a Navy Chaplain, serving at a variety of posts around the world, before retiring as a Captain in 2003.  His latest book is entitled "Take Charge of Your Destiny".  At the dinner, Dr. Keiran described key principles for living a life of meaning and purpose and becoming a person of destiny.  He also shared how his faith contributed to his professional success and personal fulfillment.
Ben Case
  • Men's Great Steak Out  (Sep 25, 2009)

    "Eats, Shoots and Leaves" with special guest Ben Case.
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    Ben Case serves as Special Counsel for Advancement to the Executive Vice President of the National Rifle Association.  In addition, he is President of Case Consulting Services, which since 2001 has advised non-profits in strategic planning and fundraising.  His experience includes work with internationally known institutions, such as Duke University and the Metropolitan Opera, as well as being involved in the start-up of a number of successful nonprofits.  At the dinner, Ben described his reaction to being diagnosed with acute myloblastic leukemia and given three months to live.  He also shared his dramatic healing experience and how that affected his personal and professional life.
Dan Hayes
  • Men's Retreat -
    Confident Living in Uncertain Times (June 5-7, 2009):

    Dan Hays, Executive Director of Atlanta Community Ministries.
    Dan's biography can be seen two paragraphs below, in the link to the April 3 Men's Dinner.  At the June retreat Dan spoke four times, addressing the topic of “Confident Living in Uncertain Times.”  He shared principles that will enable you to live with confidence and contentment in the uncertain days ahead.  Audio recordings of Dan's four presentations are available below:
Knox Singleton
  • Men's Great Steak Out  (May 29, 2009)

    J. Knox Singleton, President and CEO of Inova Health System.
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    Inova Health System is one of the largest integrated health care delivery systems in the metropolitan Washington region and the largest in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  For the past three years, U.S. News and World Report magazine has named Inova Fairfax Hospital as one of “America’s Best Hospitals."  Under Knox Singleton’s leadership, Inova has grown from a system with three hospitals to one which now includes five hospitals, several emergency and urgent care centers, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, medical office buildings, community clinics, and home health services.  At the dinner, Knox described the kind of leadership necessary to make an organization more successful.  He also shared how his personal faith in God has contributed to his professional success and personal fulfillment.
  • Carl Meyer, Partner, InsCap Management  (Jan 30, 2009)

    At this Men's Outreach dinner (The Great Steakout), Carl Meyer described some of his unique experiences from the world of investment banking and described some key principles for defeating fear in times of turmoil.  He also shared how his faith in God has contributed to this personal fulfillment and professional success.  Carl is a veteran of the financial investment industry, having worked for Merrill Lynch from 1980 to 2003 in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, DC.  From 2000 to 2003 Carl led the second largest Merrill office in the US during a time of great market turmoil, managing over 170 advisors, 300 employees, $154 million in total revenue, and $17 billion in client assets.  During this time he was present in the New York office of Merrill across the street from the Twin Towers during the September 11 terrorist attacks.  Today, Carl is a partner in the New York City boutique investment firm of InsCap Management, which is a leading firm in financing the purchase of life insurance for individuals and institutions.
  • Jeff Bostic, Former "Hog" With the Washington Redskins  (Dec 5, 2008)

    At this Men's Outreach dinner (The Pig Out!), Jeff Bostic described some of his unique experiences from the world of professional football.  He also shared how his faith in God contributed to his personal fulfillment and professional success.  Jeff Bostic played professional football for the Washington Redskins from 1980 to 1993, helping them win Super Bowls XVII, XXII and XXVI, and thus earning a spot as one of the 70 greatest players in Redskins history.  Bostic was one of "the Hogs," the Redskins' famed offensive line that also included guards Russ Grimm and Mark May, tackles Joe Jacoby and George Starke, as well as tight ends Don Warren and Rick Walker.  Renowned for their ability to control the line of scrimmage, "the Hogs" established the Redskins under Coach Joe Gibbs as one of the most dominant teams in the NFL during the eighties and early nineties.
  • Tom Tarrants, President, C.S. Lewis Institute (Sep 26, 2008)

    At this Men's Outreach dinner (The Great Steakout), Mr. Tarrants shared the dramatic story of his past.  He described the spiritual crisis that led to the radical change in his life and attitudes towards people of other races.  While in high school he became a militant segregationist and eventually joined the Ku Klux Klan.  He rose to top leadership in the Klan and became a terrorist in the elite group known as the White Knights.  In 1967, during an FBI operation in Mississippi, he was severely wounded, captured, and spent 8 years in prison.  This is an intriguing story of Christian transformation.

Audio CDs Available

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