When: March 21, 2020

Where: Watermark Wesleyan Church (formerly Wesleyan Church of Hamburg)
4999 McKinley Parkway
Hamburg, NY

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Iron Sharpens Iron is a first class one-day equipping conference for men of all ages!

Emerging Men (ages 13-19) Pioneering Men (ages 20-29) Full Throttle Men (ages 30-54) Seasoned Men (ages 55+)



Keynote Speakers

    Phil Downer

Phil Downer is a Marine Machine Gunner, Combat Veteran from Viet Nam, lawyer, author, father and grandfather who has spoken to more than 240,000 members of the U.S. Military since 2003.

A popular speaker at men’s events, he is the author of Eternal Impact: Investing in the Lives of Others, A Father’s Reward, Optimize Your Marriage, Brave, Strong and Tender, and From Hell To Eternity: Life After Trauma – which he co-authored with his wife Susy and with two of their children, Paul and Anna. He served as president of CBMC, a nationwide non-profit organization, for a decade. He and Susy are co-authors with Dave and Teresa Ferguson of Unlimited Partnership: Building Intimacy & Teamwork Into Your Marriage. Phil is also the editor and coauthor of Effective Men’s Ministry. Phil’s story was also featured in the award-winning Day Of Discovery TV series The War Within.


        Paul Downer

Paul serves as the Director of Church Ministry for Discipleship Network of America and as a pastor of a thriving Anglican church called The Mission Chattanooga.

Paul attended Bryan College as a Presidential Scholar where the faculty selected him from among his classmates three years in a row to receive the P.A. Boyd Award for Influence & Character. After receiving academic awards from both Bible and Business departments, Paul graduated magna cum laude from Bryan College in 2005 with a B.A. in Bible and a B.S. in Business Administration, and he holds a MA in Christian Studies from Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Paul and his wife, Rachel, have one daughter named Lilla.


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Scott Haima, CSB Ministries Regional Director
716 526 0026, ext 101, shaima@csbministries.org