Saturday 8:00 - 3:00, June 10th, 2023
Indian Rocks Baptist, Largo, FL

Buddy Up! Tampa Bay Men's Conference
The battle is raging over our families, communities and nation
We need every man to BUDDY UP! The stakes have never been higher. Begin building relationships with other men now! Mark your calendars! Tickets are on sale now, register below.

We are excited to announce our lineup of speakers for our 2023 Men's Conference, Buddy Up!

Event Speakers

Doug Stringer - Founder, Somebody Cares America/International

Doug Stringer is the Founder of Somebody Cares America and Somebody Cares International, with chapters, centers, partners, affiliate ministries, and a global coalition and network of organizations and churches impacting communities through prayer initiatives, compassion outreaches, training, and responding in times of crisis, as well as encouraging and equipping leaders globally.

Doug is an internationally known author and communicator who speaks to thousands of leaders annually on topics such as compassion evangelism, persevering, courageous and transformational leadership, and community transformation.

With more than forty years in ministry, he has visited numerous communities and nations. Doug has received recognition for the work of Somebody Cares both nationally and globally, including being named by Charisma magazine as one of the Top 12 Newsmakers of 2008 and by Ministry Today in 2014 as one of the 21 Most Influential Ministries of the 21st Century. As an American of Asian descent and a revivalist at heart, he is considered a bridge-builder, and an ambassador for Christ. During a gathering at the Lincoln Memorial in 2016, Doug was among a group of ministry leaders recognized by Dr. Alveda King, the late Bishop Harry Jackson, and others for their many years in the ministry of reconciliation. Doug and his wife, Lisa, and daughter Ashley, reside in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Mark Rutland - Founder, Global Servants

Dr. Mark Rutland is a pastor, speaker and columnist for Ministry Today magazine. He is president of both the National Institute of Christian Leadership and Global Servants. Dr. Rutland also serves on the preaching team at Jentezen Franklin's Free Chapel Church. He is a frequent guest on The 700 Club, TBN, James Robison's LIFE Today, Daystar, and 100 Huntley Street. His radio program is the number one Christian teaching broadcast in Atlanta.

Dr. Rutland is a New York Times Best Selling author, educator, charismatic leader,
businessman and a nationally recognized figure in Christian higher education. Dr. Rutland has been married to his wife Alison for more than 50 years now. They reside in the greater Atlanta area.

Ken Harrison

Ken Harrison is the CEO/Chairman of Promise Keepers. Ken’s mission is to provide
executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring men to be
bold, humble, and ambitious about their faith. Harrison also serves as CEO of WaterStone, a Christian Community Foundation that donates over $1 million per week to build God’s Kingdom.

He started his career as an LAPD officer in the notorious Watts/Compton area. He has successfully built and sold real estate investment companies. An author and corporate speaker, Harrison has appeared on numerous media outlets including, The Huckabee Show, Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk and The 700 Club. He is author of “Rise of the Servant Kings: What the Bible Says About Being a Man”, and “A Daring Faith In A Cowardly World”. He has been married to his wife for over 30 years and they have
three children.

Bishop Vaughn Mclaughlin

Bishop Vaughn McLaughlin's duties are far reaching.  He lists his greatest accomplishment as being happily married for forty years. He holds a Masters and Doctorate degree in Theology from North Florida Theological Seminary and Jacksonville Baptist Theological.  He also has a graduate degree in Philosophy and Leadership from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  Bishop McLaughlin came to a personal relationship with Jesus at the age of 26.  Shortly after his conversion, he was preaching everywhere, working with youth and the homeless.  In 1988, he founded The Potter's House Christian Fellowship. The church's focus is on outreach to the jails, prisons, nursing homes, hospitals, food distribution and clothing efforts to transform their community.

Bishop is also the founder of The Potter's House Christian Academy.  The Academy is fully accredited and currently has over 600 students. He has been recognized for his innovative and creative model of economic empowerment through The Potter's House Multiplex.  The Multiplex houses a multitude of church owned and operated businesses.  This structure was designed to spawn Christian businesses and foster economic synergy within the church and community. This led to purchasing a shopping mall for the church.  Not only is the church housed there, but many businesses are in the same facility.

Bishop McLaughlin's passion is sharing the Word of God and bringing others to the Lord. He is anointed and skilled exegetical in the Word.  Over 7,000 recorded video messages are available through the church.   His preaching is powerful and down to earth; to draw others to the truth.  He also spends his time on various boards and committees in his community.

Justin, Joseph, and Jason Mattera

Justin Mattera
Justin Mattera is a father, pastor, and entrepreneur. The first company he started, Mattera Management (, is a digital marketing company. Since 2011 he has been able to work with incredible organizations and people like Nicky Cruz, A.R. Bernard, Robert Lewis, Timothy Keller, Compassion Commission, and the American Bible Society. In 2017 he planted ZION NYC ( which has two congregations, one in Brooklyn, NY and one in Staten Island, NY. He currently serves as the Lead Pastor at ZION NYC. In 2019 he opened up a coffee shop, City League Coffee Roasts (, in Brooklyn, NY that now roasts, ships, and wholesales coffee to people and coffee shops around the United States. Justin has been married to his wife Heather for 10 years and has four beautiful children. Judah, Levi, Lexi, and Elle.

Bishop Joseph Mattera.
Bishop Joseph Mattera is an internationally-known author, consultant, and theologian whose mission is to influence leaders that influence culture. He is the founding pastor of Resurrection Church and leads several organizations, including The U.S. Coalition of Apostolic Leaders and Christ Covenant Coalition. Dr. Mattera is the author of 13 bestselling books and is renowned for applying Scripture to contemporary culture. He is married over 40 years and has 5 children and grandchildren.

Jason Mattera
Jason Mattera is an acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and hard charging journalist. He was a correspondent for CRIME WATCH DAILY, a syndicated TV show produced by Warner Bros. He was nominated for two Emmy-awards and has been named by Newsmax as one of the most influential Latino conservatives in the country.  He served as the youngest editor of the national publication HUMAN EVENTS and as a broadcaster with news talk radio 77 WABC in NYC.  He makes regular appearances on Fox News, CNN, and C-SPAN to name a few and has written several books, with the latest book, "CRAPITALISM:  Liberals Who Make Millions Swiping Your Tax Dollars";  Jason currently resides in Florida with his wife, Kendra, and their two sets of twins.

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21903 US Hwy 19 N, Clearwater, FL 33765
(727) 536-2273