I felt for the first time since Iraq that God loved me and was well pleased with me. My wife has already expressed that she has seen a change in me. It is an incredibly freeing to be “operating from acceptance, rather than for acceptance.” I thank God for the men who made this possible.
— Kevin

The Lord reminded me of the intense call of intimacy He has for me. It was an amazing time to sit in His presence and hang out with my best friend on the planet. The time of communion was really powerful… powerful moments with the Lord as He spoke to me... He is amazing.
— Trent


God’s specific call to men in the Scriptures is to
“Be Strong.”

To us, God’s call of “Hazak” (Hebrew for "Be Strong") is for men to rise up in obedience to Jesus when it’s not popular. To courageously resist evil and embrace the Gospel in our own hearts. It is a call to speak words of life and peace into the chaos of our world.


Chris Bennett

Chris serves as the Lead Pastor of Antioch Community Church in Norman, OK.  He carries a passion for others to know their worth and value in God and to see people living out their fullest calling and purpose.  He is married to his best friend Julie and is the father of three amazing boys and one beautiful princess.



John Riner

John serves as the Executive Pastor at Our Lord’s Community Church in OKC and has led Hazak for the last five years.  His passion is to see men discover their identity as sons of a good Father and be equipped in their call to father the next generation.  He is married to Darcy and is Dad to two boys, Alec and Joel.



Stephen Black

Stephen is the Executive Director of First Stone Ministries in Oklahoma City.  He specializes in bringing freedom to the relationally and sexually broken and has authored many articles about living in freedom.  He has also been interviewed numerous times on national radio and television.  Stephen has been married to his wife Robin since May of 1986, and they have three adult children and two grandchildren. 



Roc Bottomly

Roc is the Lead Pastor at Our Lord's Community Church in Oklahoma City.  He has spent 40+ years in ministry, pastoring churches in Colorado and Oklahoma.  Prior to coming back to OKC in 2008, he taught Marriage and Leadership at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs.  He is married to Bev and has four children and lots of grandchildren!


Sam Storms

Sam is the Lead Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City.  He has spent 41 years in ministry as a pastor, professor and author and has served at churches in Texas, Oklahoma & Missouri.  He also was Associate professor of Theology at Wheaton College in Illinois. He and his wife Ann have been married for 43 years and are the parents of two grown daughters and have four grandchildren.



Mike McGregor

Mike has led retreats for men all over the world and is a "spiritual father" to many at Hazak.  He led a construction business in California for many years and served as the Men's Pastor at Christian Assembly in Los Angeles, California.  Mike's passion is for men to experience the grace of God as they learn to live a life of ruthless honesty.



Hazak is not a men's rally.  It’s not church camp. 
It's a time away to encounter God.

Worship Leaders
Brad Kilman - Ryan Smith - Zach Payne


God really spoke to me about the freedom that comes with living in the light. Seriously felt the presence of God at times.
— Stan

God reminded me that he loves that I am a builder and creator in my business and wants to spend more time with me.
— Chad


Hazak / May 1 - 3, 2015

Jacob's Ladder Camp, Chandler, OK

HAZAK. "Be Strong"… This is undoubtedly the call of God to men today. 


6p           Registration
630p       Dinner
730p       Session 

*Main sessions include worship,
a featured speaker and are followed
by small group discussion and prayer.


7a          Early Morning Prayer (optional) 
8a          Breakfast
9a          Session

1230p    Lunch
130p      Free Time
              Optional activities: Basketball  
              Tourney, Fishing, Frisbee Golf...

430p      Workshops
6p          Dinner
7p          Session
10p        2-Day Dismissal


7a          Early Morning Prayer (optional)  
8a          Breakfast
915a      Worship/Session
12p        3-Day Dismissal


Registration is Closed

Contact us if you wish to be notified of any spots opening up.


2 Day - $60
3 Day - $85

Tent City

2 Day - $50
3 Day - $65

We trust God to cover those who can’t pay through the generosity of those who can. 
If guys need financial help they can just click, “Financial Grace Appreciated” on the reg. form.