Iron Sharpens Iron is a Conference Network made up of individual ministries that are working interdependently to most effectively offer local church resources for men. We are doing this by mobilizing ministries to resource local churches with a first class one-day equipping conference that is designed for men (age 13 and older). Featuring JP Jones and Rod Cooper.
JP Jones is the author of Facing Goliath: How a Man Overcomes His Giants to Follow Christ and is the founding Senior Pastor of Crossline Community Church in Laguna Hills, CA. Beginning as a home Bible Study of 16 people, Crossline has grown to a congregation of over 2,000 in seven yrs with 1,300 of them being new believers making public decisions for Christ. JP’s philosophy is that if you reach a man then you reach his whole family.
Rod Cooper is currently the Professor of Discipleship and Leadership Development at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. From 1995-1997, Dr. Cooper served as the National Director of Promise Keepers. In addition to serving as a teacher, Dr. Cooper is an internationally known speaker. He has spoken at the Pentagon, Promise Keeper Stadium events, Dennis Rainey “I Still Do” conferences and various Bible conferences. Dr. Cooper served as chaplain for the Houston Oilers and the Houston Astros franchises and has spoken to many other professional teams, including the Pittsburgh Steelers, Dallas Cowboys and Houston Rockets.