Willie Alfonso tells with great humor and humility his incredible journey from being homeless at the age of 11 on the streets of New York City to the experiences that come with being a Chaplain for the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Yankees. It is a story that goes from eating out of trash cans to leading Mariano Rivera in a weekly one-on-one Bible study in his home. Willie shares the key lessons he has learned along the way–including the importance of really trusting in God and not allowing his own understanding to limit him, as well as the importance of guarding his name and reputation.
Brock Morgan gives a call to arms to the “mighty men” of NCS to awaken to their identity as men of God, to embrace that they are living in the overlap between heaven and earth, and to join God in lifting the heads of the next generation. Brock sees the hope of the next generation in us and challenges the “mighty men” of NCS to live out their faith so that the next generation can see what God is doing to restore the world to His original design. Brock also shares miraculous examples of the power of prayer and miraculous stories about how the Holy Spirit changed the hearts of the young people he served at Trinity Church in Greenwich.
George McGovern shares his journey from being a “typical” and “average” kid growing up in New Jersey and “following” men to “following” Jesus and becoming a spiritual advisor to champions as Chaplain for the New York Giants and the New York Yankees (and previously the Mets and Jets). The turning point was a crisis in his life that God used to draw George to Jesus. George also talks about the ways that God has used him to impact the high visibility lives of professional athletes.
Deryck van Rensburg, president and general manager of Venturing and Emerging Brands for Coca-Cola North American Group, shares how God has shaped him through defining moments and through people in his life. From the mother who left (forever) on a train when he was just four, to the friends who allowed total transparency, to his wife who was perfectly suited to help him heal, to a seemingly disastrous assignment that led to a surprising and significant promotion, to a couple who helped him understand and redeem the deceptive and destructive self-conversations that come from our distorted interpretation of our past.
Bob Muzikowski shares one of the most fascinating and inspiring personal testimonies you will ever hear. He shares the incredible journey from alcohol and cocaine addiction, dramatic bar fights and time in jail to a life devoted to lifting kids out of desperate situations and forming them into “leaders of character empowered by the hope that is in Jesus Christ.” In his humorous style, Bob also challenges us to hold each other accountable for the “hoarding” mentality that accumulates multiple homes, cars, boats and other toys while kids in the inner city are struggling to get an education. This talk will make you laugh out loud and reflect deep inside.