September 8-9, 2017
Guys, you won’t want to miss the Eastridge Men’s Conference with guest speaker Earl Smith and Pastor Steve Jamison as conference host! You’ll enjoy hearing Earl’s stories from behind bars (where he worked as the death row chaplain at San Quentin prison) and in the locker room (where he currently serves as team pastor for the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers). His faith is clear and his message is powerful! Mark your calendar now for this powerful time of inspiration, friendship and fun activities happening September 8-9. Get in early and save on your registration!
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
The event begins Friday night with dinner in the café and an inspirational message from Earl Smith. We’ll keep the building open late Friday night for board games, bowling off-site and a time for fellowship and to connect with other men.
Saturday begins with a continental breakfast, followed by general sessions with Pastor Steve Jamison and Pastor Larry Murrell. The afternoon includes a variety of team-building activities for everyone like hiking, golf, foot golf, rock climbing and more. Saturday concludes with a BBQ and closing session. (Some activities have additional costs to the registration, such as golf and bowling.)
The Men’s Conference is an incredible opportunity to deepen your walk with God and introduce Eastridge to your friends who haven’t been a part of the church before. There will be encouraging messages, fun activities, great food and lots of surprises. Be part of the biggest men’s event of the year!
Earl was born and reared in Stockton California. The cycle of events in Earl’s life came to a head in 1975 when he was shot six times while living the life of a small-time gangster. Although expected to die, Earl’s father’s faith, prayers and love seemed to bring him through. The words of his father have motivated him, since that event, “you are a rebel, but you are God’s rebel, and He is going to use you to His glory.”
In 1983, at the age of 27, Earl became the youngest person ever hired as a Protestant Chaplain by the California Department of Corrections. In August of 1990, after discussions with Bishop Frank Costantino, Chaplain Ray Hoekstra and Jack “Murf the Surf” Murphy, a reunion of “Living Epistles” was held. These former inmates were called together from across the United States to represent the saving power of Christ in the institutions of our nation. The “San Quentin Homecoming” was the first reunion of its kind in the nation.
On April 21, 1992, Earl served as the Lead Chaplain/Spiritual Advisor to Robert Alton Harris. Robert was the first person executed in California since 1976. In May of 1992, the San Quentin chapel choir along with correctional staff members recorded “He’s All I Need.” This was the first recording in the history of state or federal institutions to mix staff and inmates together in a ministry project.
In 1995, in response to the number of children represented by incarcerated males, and the alarming number of children who entered the correctional system, following in the footsteps of their fathers, “Project I.M.P.A.C.T.” (Incarcerated Men Putting Away Childish Things) was organized. This ministry has been changed to Concerned About Recovery Education (CARE). This is an Accountability program. The goal of this program is to break the cycle of incarceration. Realizing that incarceration is more than being confined in man-made facilities, CARE’s aim is to break the bond of spiritual, emotional, sociological, environmental and generational incarceration and bring release to these areas of confinement, by sharing principles of Accountability, Integrity and Responsibility (A.I.R.). A second phase of CARE was formed, W.I.S.E.R. (Women Incarcerated Still Enduring Regardless) was formed to address female incarceration.
In August of 2000, Chaplain Smith was recognized as the “National Correctional Chaplain of the Year.” Earl currently serves as the Team Pastor for the Golden State Warriors and the San Francisco 49ers’. From 1998 to 2005 Earl was the Chapel Leader for the San Francisco Giants. In May of 2015 Earl’s first book, “Death Row Chaplain” was released.
Earl married Angel Michelle Anderson in 1977 and to this union four children and two granddaughter have been added: Ebony Michelle, Earl Anthony, Jr., Tamara Rene, Franklin James Murriel; and granddaughters, Jennisys Rene and Ember Skye.
Steve Jamison is the Lead Pastor of Eastridge Church in Issaquah, WA. Before coming to Eastridge in 1999, Steve served for 14 years as a full time evangelist; his travels have taken into 37 nations on six continents. He is the co-founder of Jammin’ Against the Darkness, an evangelistic outreach featuring NBA-style hoops, award-winning music and the message of Jesus Christ. He has led Jammin’ in some of America’s premier venues including two events in Madison Square Garden, the Verizon Center, and Safeco Field. Jammin’ has seen thousands of people make commitments to Christ and events have been broadcast worldwide. Steve’s speaking schedule takes him to a variety of audiences each year ranging from professional sports athletes, business and government leaders, and people building their lives and families. Steve and his wife Cheryl have three adult children and make their home in Sammamish, WA.
Registration for the entire weekend includes all sessions, Friday dinner, and Saturday breakfast and evening BBQ. Some activities, such as golf and bowling, have additional costs.
Extra early registration (through July 21) is $35 for adults and $20 for students 16-18 years old.
Early registration (July 22 -August 7) is $40 for adults and $25 for students 16-18 years old.
Regular registration (August 8-September 3) is $50 for adults and $30 for students.
Late registration (September 4-7) is $60 for adults and $40 for students.
At the door registration (September 8-9) is $70 for adults and $45 for students.
Friday, September 8, 2017
5:00pm :: Check-in begins
5:30pm :: Dinner in cafe
7:00-8:30pm :: Keynote with Earl Smith
8:30pm-12:00am :: Late night activities (bowling & board games)
Additional cost for bowling not included in registration fee. About $15 per person plus tax.
Saturday, September 9, 2017
8:00am :: Breakfast in atrium and cafe
9:00-11:15am :: Morning worship & workshops
11:30am-6:00pm :: Team building activities (hiking, golf, foot golf, etc.)
Additional cost for golf not included in registration fee. About $40 per person plus tax.
Additional cost for foot golf not included in registration fee. About $13 per person for unlimited play.
6:00-7:00pm :: BBQ Dinner
7:00-8:00pm :: Closing session with Pastor Steve
*Schedule, speakers, and activities subject to change.