Bishop T. D. Jakes Hosts Annual ManPower Conference

*Championing the mission of responsible fatherhood, Kenneth Braswell, Executive Director of Fathers Incorporated,, and Ties Never Broken™ Fatherhood Ministries, has been added to the lineup of Bishop T.D. Jakes’ annual ManPower Conference, More than seven thousand men from all over the world are expected to attend this exhilarating three-day event designed to help all men discover their God-given gifts and talents, as well as gain essential tools to enhance their spiritual journeys. The conference will take place at The Potter’s House in Dallas, TX on Thursday, August 9 – Saturday, August 11, 2012.

This year’s ManPower Conference theme, “Where Men Talk,” will feature eminent speakers, such as Bishop T.D. Jakes and other renowned guests as Pastor Marvin Sapp, Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, Bishop Michael Pitts and Pastor Donnie McClurkin to name a few, share a plethora of inspirational messages to equip and encourage men to be their best selves. On Saturday, August 11 from 8:30a.m.–10a.m., Mr. Braswell will moderate the conference’s culminating panel, REALTALK REBUILDING: Men Rebuilding Their Lives and Overcoming Adversity – Real conversations from men who have struggled, succumbed and faced adversity head on; but through their faith and love of God, have weathered the storms and challenges to become better men, fathers and husbands. Panelists will include: Multi-Grammy winning, multi-platinum Gospel and Contemporary music Performer, Director and Author, Kirk Franklin; Author, Educator and Public Speaker, Kwame Kilpatrick; and Award-winning Gospel vocal powerhouse and world-renowned Playwright, Wess Morgan.

“We understand that men are not without the critical need to heal,” states Mr. Braswell. “ManPower extends a powerful opportunity to restore healthy families and affords us the ability to bridge the gap in providing responsible fatherhood services to men of faith. If we are to build healthy families, working with men must also be a priority.”

In addition to the panel, Mr. Braswell and Bishop Jakes will officiate the Ties Never Broken™ Blue Bowtie pinning ceremony, a rite of passage signifying the bond between fathers never losing ties with their children.

About The Potter’s House: Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member non-denominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes;  twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 Most Influential Evangelicals.” The Potter’s House has five locations, The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, and The Potter’s House of Denver and a Spanish language church, Casa de Fe,

About Fathers Incorporated: Established in 2004, Fathers Incorporated (FI), a national not-for-profit organization based in New York is committed to eliminating fatherlessness and increasing the commitment of men to become mentors. Over the last several months, the campaign has garnered international attention and is supported by The White House and several major urban cities. Currently FI is the contractor for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Gospel singer Kirk Franklin is a panelist at the conference