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2016 NBM BREAKFAST AND MEN’S SESSION...
Featured Breakfast Speaker:  Brother Justin A. Truss Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 noon Justin Alexander Truss is from Sweet Rest Church of Christ Holiness, USA in Pearl, MS. He is a lifelong member of COCHUSA and has been an active participant in the young adult choir, praise team, ushering, HYM president, youth ministry, brotherhood ministry, Sunday school secretary, vacation bible school and a sound room trainee. He is also the 2015 C. P. Jones Music...
2015 Breakfast and Men’s Session...
Featured Breakfast and Youth Workshop Speaker:  Eddie Brown, Jr. Eddie Brown Jr, is CEO/Principal of a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm in New Orleans.  A member of Christ Temple Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in New Orleans, LA, he serves as a Sunday School Teacher and Minister of Music under the leadership of Pastor Rick Andrews. Eddie visits schools, organizations and community groups as a Motivational Speaker where he shares life-lessons and humorous stories with youth and adults about...
Second NBM’s Retreat Highlights...
“I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me!” ~Philippians 4:13...

2016 NBM BREAKFAST AND MEN’S SESSION...

Featured Breakfast Speaker:  Brother Justin A. Truss Monday, July 25, 2016 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 noon Justin Alexander Truss is from Sweet Rest Church of Christ Holiness, USA in Pearl, MS. He is a lifelong member of COCHUSA and has been an active participant in the young adult choir, praise team, ushering, HYM president, youth ministry, brotherhood ministry, Sunday school secretary, vacation bible school and a sound room trainee. He is also the 2015 C. P. Jones Music Contest Winner. Justin graduated from Terry High School in 2015 and is entering his second year of college at Hinds Community College in Pearl, MS. He is majoring in Biology in hopes of becoming an optometrist. He’s been blessed with a great opportunity to get first- hand experience in optometry, as he works part-time at Mississippi Eye Care with Dr. Chris Bullin! Justin is the youngest son of Jeffrey and Lisa Truss from Pearl and Jackson, MS, and has an older sister who he actually likes hanging out with sometimes, Chelsey. He loves the Lord and wants to continue to encourage other young people to do the same. His favorite quote is by the late Muhammad Ali, “I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want”. Make sure you complete your online registration for the convention and sign up for the NBM...

2015 Breakfast and Men’s Session...

Featured Breakfast and Youth Workshop Speaker:  Eddie Brown, Jr. Eddie Brown Jr, is CEO/Principal of a full-service marketing, advertising and public relations firm in New Orleans.  A member of Christ Temple Church of Christ (Holiness) USA in New Orleans, LA, he serves as a Sunday School Teacher and Minister of Music under the leadership of Pastor Rick Andrews. Eddie visits schools, organizations and community groups as a Motivational Speaker where he shares life-lessons and humorous stories with youth and adults about life. He has served as a volunteer staff member of NextGeneration Clubs, where he visited New Orleans public schools each week to challenge teens about self-esteem, honor, respect, healthy decisions and their spiritual relationships. In bringing others to Christ, Eddie believes his contribution to the body of Christ is to remind the believers “God is who He says He is, will be who He says He will be to us, and will do what He says He will do for us and through us.” He enjoys holding conversations with ‘old folks’, strangers, friends and family (not necessarily in that order— but mostly in that order). Featured Workshop Presenter:  Dr. Dale T. Irvin Dale T. Irvin is President and Professor of World Christianity at New York Theological Seminary, in New York City.  He previously served the school as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean.  A graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary (MDiv, 1981) and Union Theological Seminary in New York (PhD, 1989), he has been a member of the Seminary’s faculty since 1989. He is the author of several books, including History of the World Christian Movement, a three-volume project he has written with Scott W. Sunquist.  Over the past several decades his articles have appeared in a number of journals such as Christianity Today, Christian Century, The Ecumenical Review and The Journal of Pentecostal Studies.  He is a founding editor of The Journal of World Christianity and serves on the editorial board of The Living Pulpit. Dr. Irvin has held visiting or adjunct appointments at a number of theological schools and universities, including the University of Uppsala in Uppsala, Sweden, and has lectured and preached throughout the world.  An ordained minister in the American Baptist Churches USA, he is a member of The Riverside Church in New York City. Make sure you complete your online registration for the convention and sign up for the NBM...

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Thurgood Marshall once spoke of a man by the name of Charles Hamilton Houston as the engineer of it all Houston, a stern and rigid, but fair, man was the Vice Dean of Howard University and head of their law school which he brought into prominence.  One of his greatest proteges being no other than Thurgood himself.   Huston once declared, a lawyer’s either a social engineer or he’s a parasite.  Nicknamed “Iron Shoes” Thurgood recounts.  He made it clear to all of us that when we are done, we were expected to go out and do something with our lives.  Men called to action.  God has made no less of a declaration for our lives.  Once prepared, and once equipped, we must move forward. Black men are still plagued today with many social ills.  We are confronted with high rates of mortality in the areas of HIV infection, Homicide, Unintentional injuries, Heart disease, and Cancer.  Black males have a 29% chance of serving jail time compared to 3% for whites. (According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS))  As well, 1 in 3 black males between the ages of 20 and 29 is under some form of correctional control, compared to 1 in 15 for white males, and 1 in 8 for young Latino males.  The BJS also reports that black women account for three times as many reported cases of domestic violence (physical abuse) than their white counterparts.  There is much work to be done within the black community among our male counterparts. The solution lies in faith in an all-powerful God who is able to break these morally, socially, and spiritual degrading “chains” from our black men and young men.  Our God is able to bring purpose and function, to the many dysfunctional souls among our society.  We realize that our struggle is not only with men of color, but also with our society as a whole.  For society must know that some of there fears concerning our black men are myths, and illusionary.  And in terms of salvation, they too, must bow down and reverence God, and develop a relationship with his son, Jesus Christ.  But if we have to start somewhere, why not start at home. The Brotherhood of the Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A. has a great opportunity.  With ours being an organization comprised of men who are connected to God, empowered by Christ, and guided by the Holy Spirit.  Our mission is to equip, develop, and encourage men...