Men of Valor
Great food, engaging discussions, compelling testimonies, and biblical teaching designed specifically for men.
Tuesday, September 12
Annapolis Christian Academy
3875 S. Staples
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Teacher: Chris Pinedo
Chris Pinedo is a practicing attorney in Corpus Christi. He has been active in leading Christian men’s ministry for several years.
Read Ephesians 1:1-10 to prepare for the teaching
Testimony: Ruben Arriaga
Ruben began preparing for a career in coaching at Texas A&M Kingsville but found his real calling in the restaurant business. His current managerial chef duties at Doc’s Seafood and Steaks came after beginning there as a part-time kitchen employee. Ruben, age 35, serves many high profile business and political customers coming to Corpus Christi as well as the loyal, hometown folks. He and Rebecca have been married 10 years and are parents to 3 children.
Elimination of Spiritual Debt:
REACH Ministries has eliminated over $8 million of medical debt for needy families! But there’s a greater debt, which everyone has, that we’d like to help eliminate. Watch this video to see what it is and how to eliminate it.
REACH Ministries was launched with an evangelistic luncheon for businessmen in December of 2011 after incorporating as a non-profit organization and hiring its founder, Greg Hood, as Executive Director.
The first luncheon speaker, Tom Campbell, and his story were the early models of what REACH would become in its mission to gather men, grow in faith and give charitably.
Tom, a University of Texas football legend and future inductee into the Cotton Bowl Hall of Fame, related his story of faith in God to the initial lunch gathering. It all began, he said, at an outreach luncheon when he heard an Apollo astronaut tell how his stellar career and world-wide fame had not brought him the happiness he expected. Tom listened attentively because he, too, had not found fulfillment despite his fame. The astronaut said that happiness and peace came only when he began a relationship with Jesus Christ so urged those present to also turn to Christ.
Tom said he eagerly followed the speaker’s urging and also joined a small-group Bible study to grow in faith. While being mentored, he gained spiritual confidence to reach out to others and found it especially meaningful when he led his terminally ill father to be assured of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. Tom’s wife and children were also beneficiaries of Tom’s new faith and became followers of the Savior.
Tom’s growth in faith naturally led to charitable giving, both of time and finances. Fish For Life, a ministry to at-risk kids which introduces them to mentors and outdoor activities, became a favorite charity for Tom.
Since launching with Tom Campbell, we have continued to gather men at numerous outreach events, sponsor many small groups to grow in faith and give charitably to meet needs.
REACH Ministries has also sponsored the Leadership Prayer Breakfast since 2012, a community-wide event which gathers public servants and military leaders to recognize their service, pray for them and to hear a Biblical call to righteousness.
REACH continued to expand our ministry in 2017 by partnering with church congregations to provide strategies for building men’s ministries through seminars, conferences and small-group training.
REACH has also sponsored special events to show appreciation for police officers and military veterans who attend as honored guests at no charge.
Charitable giving has been an important aspect of REACH Ministries and includes service to other organizations such as leading studies for Coaches Outreach and financial contributions to wounded warrior projects, disaster relief, high school athletes, and mentoring projects for men.
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