CoMo Christian Men's Conference




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“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God…” – John 1:12

Our 2018 Speakers

Lee Strobel

Keynote Speaker
Lee Strobel is the author of the best-selling book, The Case for Christ, and subject of the 2017 film by the same name that details his conversion to Christianity. His recent release, The Case for Grace, just won the 2016 Nonfiction Book of the Year from the EPCA. For the last twenty-five years, his life’s work has been to share the evidence that supports the truth and claims of Christianity and to equip believers to share their faith with the people they know and love. Lee earned his Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Missouri. He was a journalist for fourteen years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers.

Dr. Robert Lewis

Dr. Robert Lewis will make an encore performance at the 2018 CoMo Christian Men’s Conference five years after headlining at our inaugural conference. Dr. Lewis is the creator of The Quest for Authentic Manhood series and the author of numerous books including Raising a Modern Day Knight. Dr. Lewis is also the creator of 33:The Series, a curriculum that is currently being used in thousands of churches and men’s groups across this country.

Scott Sauls

Scott Sauls is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students. Formative experiences have included being an athlete, living in a global city, and suffering through a season of anxiety and depression. In his free time you might find Scott relaxing with people or a book, strumming his Gibson J-45, hiking, enjoying live music, or cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and North Carolina Tar Heels. Scott has authored three books: Jesus Outside the Lines, Befriend, and From Weakness to Strength. Scott also blogs weekly on this website and is active on social media.

Brad Smith

Brad Smith is a former NFL Wide Receiver and Mizzou Standout. Smith graduated from Mizzou in 2005 and played for the New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and ended his NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles. Brad and his wife, Rosalynn, have one son and now reside in Texas.

J’den Cox

J’den Cox is a three-time NCAA wrestling champion for the University of Missouri and a Bronze Medalist from last year’s Olympics in Rio. A native of Columbia, Mo, J’den is not shy about his faith and frequently performs with the worship choir at his local church. While continuing to train for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Cox works as an assistant volunteer coach for Mizzou’s wrestling program.

Master of Ceremonies

Rod Smith

Voted the No. 1 Local Television Personality the past several years, Rod has been delivering the sports news on KRCG 13 for three decades and is widely considered one of the best local sportscasters in the Midwest. Perhaps he’s best known, however, for Rod’s Big Ol’ Fish! He’s shown off more than 10,000 pictures of viewers and their catches from deep sea fishing trips, to the Lake of the Ozarks, to “Grandpa’s Pond.”

While he loves to cover local teams and athletes, Rod also has a passion to help local charities. He’s the busiest Master of Ceremonies in Mid-Missouri and enjoys his opportunities to speak at local churches and civic organizations.

Above all, however, faith and family come first for Rod. He spends most of his free time with his wife and three beautiful daughters, Brittany, Brooke and Paige, in their many activities. While he’s covered thousands of sporting events, his favorites are those that include the Smith girls.

Rod and his wife Lana have been married for 27 years.