The future of our country won't be determined by the promises of politicians. It will be decided by the faith of our fathers.

On September 10th, Forever Families and the Tennessee Smokies are partnering to call all men of faith across our area together for a powerful night that could impact east Tennessee for generations.

"More than anything else, our country needs revival," states Jeff McElroy. "But we won't have revival in our country until it begins in our homes. And revival in our homes will only follow repentance in our men. It's time for us to take responsibility for the state of our culture. In an unprecedented time of the confusion of truth and the assault on character, kids today are desperate for love and leadership. It's past time we, who are called by His name, humble ourselves, repent of our sins, and cry out for the healing of our land."

Research is clear - when men become involved fathers, loving husbands and authentic disciples, everything changes. Children become stronger, more purposeful, and more secure in who they are in Christ. The culture becomes safer, more productive, and more willing to stand for Truth.

Join with men across our area on Sunday, September 10th as we fight for the future through the Faith Of Our Fathers.

 

 

As perhaps the most popular and respected voice on Knoxville radio and TV, Hallerin inspires, educates and challenges people to consider what they think and why they think it. He is a man of many talents and passions. When he's not on the radio on TV, he may be speaking at an event, motivating people, using his musical gifts to write grammy-nominated songs, or managing the hottest new artist, Chris Blue. Talk to him for any length of time, though, and it'll be clear his top two passions are his God and his family. Hallerin will share how his father shaped him, why fatherhood is so important to him personally, and the impact of what he calls “The Daddy Deficit.” 

 

Michael doesn't just talk about priorities. He lives them. At the height of his career with NewSong, Michael left the road to pursue the hearts of his family more than those of his fans. His relationships with his wife and kids were becoming strained, so he poured himself back into loving his wife as Christ loves the church and leading his children by being whole-heartedly present in their lives. While he is still used around the country as a worship leader for some of the largest men's and women's events around, he continues to keep his family close. In addition to leading us in worship, Michael will share his powerful testimony of breaking free from the chains of pornography years ago so he could live a life of worship, not just have a career in one.


 

Jeff and his wife, Debby, are one of the most sought-after couples to speak and teach about marriage, family and parenting. While working for IBM and pursuing a career in corporate law, Jeff became burdened with what he saw as the greatest threat to the future of America - the breakdown of the family. He and Debby founded their ministry and travel the world ministering to families in churches and for organizations like Chick-fil-A's WinShape Marriage foundation, the US military, and Joni Erickson Tada's "Joni & Friends" ministry for special needs families. Jeff's humor and heart, combined with his straight-forward message, resonates with men and motivates them to become the husbands, dads and spiritual leaders they were called to be. 

 

WE ARE ALSO IN CONVERSATION WITH SEVERAL CELEBRITY SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON. CHECK BACK HERE OFTEN FOR UPDATES AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED!

 

UPDATE!! How about a tailgating party for your men?!
​Several churches and organizations have asked if they can come early to host tailgating parties for their men. What a great idea! We wish we would've thought of it! The Smokies agree, and are inviting your group to come as early as you'd like that afternoon to build fellowship and customize the experience for your men through your church's or organization's very own tailgate party!
(Note: No alcoholic beverages are allowed before or during this event.)

 

$20 per person

$17 Group Rate for 20 or more

$17 for active military and 1st responders

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We recommend every man buy a ticket for himself and another for:

A son or grandson 13 years or older

A friend, co-worker, or employee

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**Bulk tickets can be purchased for your men's group or employees in increments of 50. We recommend ordering these soon to ensure all your men get a ticket, as this is expected to be a sell-out event! For bulk tickets, call us at 865-769-2611 and we will deliver to your church or business!

 

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE

 

We thank the following sponsors! Please be sure to give them your business for supporting men's ministries

in our community!

 

 

The following sponsorship opportunities are still available for your business, church or organization. To secure a spot as a sponsor for this landmark event for our area, contact Chris Franklin, Director of Corporate Sales at the Smokies: cfranklin@smokiesbaseball.com or (865) 286-2302.

 

VIP Meet & Greet Sponsorship (up to two available)                  $3,000 or two @ $1500  Sold

Exclusive meet & greet with speakers/artists for 55 in the VIP suite with food service before the event in the Clubhouse by Floor & Decor

VIP seating for 55 with food service during event

Special opportunity to reward employees, clients or leaders in your church/organization

Promotion of business on all electronic event promotions and event web page

Special thanks ad on stadium jumbotron

Special thanks and business promotion from stage by event host

 

Luxury Suite Sponsorships (up to 14 available)                          $850  Only 3 remaining!

Use of Smokies air-conditioned luxury suites, including VIP seating for 12 with Calhoun’s food service during event

Option to purchase four more additional VIP seats with food service

Admission for two to exclusive VIP meet & greet with speakers/artist before the event

10 general admission tickets donated in your organization’s name to men in low-income areas or shelters to make it possible for them to attend event

Special opportunity to reward employees, clients or leaders in your church/organization

Promotion of business on all electronic event promotions and event web page

Special thanks ad on stadium jumbotron

Special thanks and business promotion from stage by event host

 

Event Sponsorships (up to 13 available)                                       $500

5 tickets for Reserved Preferred Seating

5 general admission tickets donated to men in need in your organization’s name for attendance to the event

Special opportunity to reward employees, clients or leaders in your church/organization

Listed as Event Sponsor on Jumbotron

 

Speaker/Artist Sponsorships (up to 6 available)                         $3000

Your organization promoted and thanked as providing one of the event’s speakers/artist/special guests on all event electronic promotions and web page, on the stadium jumbotron and from stage before and after your speaker appears on stage

10 Reserved Preferred Seating tickets

Admission for one to exclusive VIP meet & greet with speakers/artist before the event and one-on-one opportunity to meet with/pray for your sponsored speaker before their appearance on stage

 

Men's Group Opportunity (1 available)                                        $1500   Sold

Opportunity for special fellowship with your men’s group for 40 with Calhoun’s meal served on The Porch By Casual Pint Of Sevierville before event, with exclusive seating and service during event (Casual Pint is the contracted sponsor with the Smokies for this area. No alcohol will be served at this event.) 

 

For Sponsorships, contact:

Chris Franklin
Director of Corporate Sales
Tennessee Smokies Baseball
cfranklin@smokiesbaseball.com
(865) 286-2302


For all other information, contact:

Michele Jones
Office Manager
Forever Families, Inc.
officemanager@foreverfamilies.com

 


Is this event only for men who are fathers?

Absolutely not! This is for all men. The truth is, if you're a man in our community, your life is impacting the children of our community. Your are setting either a positive or destructive example for the young people in our churches and across our area. We want to help you to live the best life possible so you can make the greatest impact possible on the next generation!

 

Can I bring my children?

Only if they are sons, 13 and older. We will be addressing men's issues in marriage, like sex and intimacy, and strongholds that can impair men's ability to lead successfully, like pornography. We will be bold and blunt to cut straight to the point. As long as he is 13 or older, we will leave it to your discretion to decide whether your son is old enough to handle those subjects in that context.

 

How can I get involved?

We're glad you asked! We need volunteers who can help us:

Distribute materials to your church, business, school and area to get the word out.

Connect with present or past professional athletes, coaches or celebrities that are strong leaders who might be willing to be guest speakers or upload special messages to our men at the event.

Connect with area businesses, churches or organizations who wish to sponsor the event.

 

Can churches be sponsors?

Absolutely! Several are choosing to do just that by securing luxury suites to honor men in their church who have been great spiritual role-models, or to bless men who have gone through difficult situations. The jumbotron promotions that come with sponsorships are also a great way to promote your church's ministry to men!