Stand Firm in the Faith

Calling all men of all ages with the charge to stand strong in this distorted world.

Join with hundreds of men across the country

as we gather together for our 3rd Annual Men’s Event in Ocean City, NJ.


Saturday, July 29




Coastal Christian


Standing Strong in a Distorted World. 

 Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.

1 Corinthians 16:13


Victor Marx

Because of his powerful story, humility and unique martial arts background, Victor is able to reach broken, troubled and trafficked youth across America and fractured communities in Northern Iraq, Syria, Burma and Cambodia.


David Dunn

Before forging his own path as a musician, all roads pointed to a future career in engineering. It wasn’t a move totally out of left field since that’s what David majored in. But as he indulged his inner nerd at Texas Tech University and even enjoyed his studies to a certain degree, David also felt an undeniable pull toward more creative pursuits.

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Matthew Maher

Matthew has experienced what it means to go from the height of success to the depths of sorrow. His transparent message of accountability, remorse, and overcoming adversity through real life faith in action --while imprisoned--continues to spread hope to the hurting.


Kelly McAndrew

Kelly’s story takes you from his life as a High School dropout and life on the streets to becoming the CEO of successful Global Corporation. His ‘Radically Transformed Life’ testimony has blessed many across the country, recently airing nationally and internationally in an interview with Dr. James Dobson. 


Matt Stokes

Matt and his wife Laura left Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia to teach a Bible study in a small sandwich shop in downtown Ocean City. Today, that ministry is called Coastal Christian Ocean City. Matt’s vision is to educate, equip and empower believers to reach the lost and make disciples. 

Conference Schedule

Registration begins.

9:45AM - 10:00AM: Introduction & Welcome

10:00AM - 10:15AM: Worship

10:15AM - 10:55AM: Message by Kelly McAndrew

10:55AM - 11:00AM: Closing Worship (5 min)

Lunch at 8th Street Park by Chick-Fil-A.


12:15PM - 1:00PM:  Locations TBD

Topic: Praying Strong Prayers 

Topic: How To Share Your Faith Practically

Topic: The Strength of Biblical Leadership

Topic: The Primacy of the Word of God in Shaping Godly Men (Practical Tools to Help Men Develop Healthy Habits)

Topic: Why Accountability is Necessary 

Topic: The Courage to Overcome Adversity

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-Dinner (Food Court Vouchers)

5:00PM – 5:20PM:  Begin Reconvening back at Coastal Christian

5:30PM – 5:45PM: Message by Pastor Matt Stokes

5:45PM – 5:55PM: Worship

5:55PM – 6:30PM: Message by Matthew Maher

6:30PM – 6:40PM: Worship

Message by Victor Marx

Concert by David Dunn

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Standing Strong Men's Gathering is for men 12 years old and up. We ask that 6th-8th grade (12-15 years of age) attend with parent/guardian  accompaniment. 16 years of age, without parent/guardian accompaniment.

Registration is still open, and if tickets are still available, on site purchase will be allowed. 

Free parking is provided at the Ocean City Tabernacle (In between 5th and 6th Street on Asbury Ave. Please only park in the Soldiers For Faith designated areas out front of Kull Youth Center).

Jitneys will be provided for transport to and from parking to event site. 

Volunteers will be available for any special needs. Jitneys will be transporting people all day from event site to parking and boardwalk/beaches.

Lunch and Dinner will be provided. Drinks and other snacks will be available throughout the day at designated areas.

You can sign up online here or at the event during registration as well as after Session 1 and during lunch time.

If interested in promoting the event at your church or men’s group/student group, we can provide posters and handouts, as well as video promos for video-display. We are also willing to provide a representative of the ministry to come to your church personally and share the vision of the day to your group.