,Jody Burkeens's self-described "Damascus Road Transformation" led him on a journey to search the Scripture to find what he had been missing his whole life, which was Jesus Christ. In this journey, the Word of God took over in a way he never expected. Searching for men in the church to help him in his walk, he found very little help. What he did find was men that needed the same kind of help he did.
Jody is the founder and president of MAN UP! Gods Way Ministries. This ministry was birthed out of a desire to change the way Christian men “do” Christianity. Through MAN UP! Gods Way Ministry it is Jody’s hope that he can challenge men to live a separated life on fire for God.
Jody encourages men to by teaching how they can move closer to God’s plan for them by attacking every important aspect of their lives. By examining relevant scriptural passages on how God empowers and gifts men and how He expects them to respond. Find out what God’s Word says, then apply it.
Jody is the author of several books including Man Up God's Way!, The Marriage Advance, Pursuit of a Godly Life, and the Men's Devotional for the movie, Hacksaw Ridge.
Jody is the Lead Pastor/ Elder for Ignite Church, Eureka, MO. Jody has been married to his wonderful wife, Nan, since 1989 and has four beautiful children.
AIRPORT: ST. LOUIS, MO
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Jody is available for men’s retreats and seminars. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or an in-church seminar, Jody will get your men motivated to make godly changes in their personal walk with Christ, their marriage, as fathers, in church, at work, in accountability and disciple making.
" I recommend Jody Burkeen and his “Man Up” teaching to any church that is serious about its men truly growing in the Lord. It’s my belief that Jody has been given a true revelation of Gods heart for the men of this generation and I know that it will be a catalyst for revival!" ~ Pastor Kevin Jones,
"We enjoyed Jody's interaction with the audience and strong Bible content." ~ Ivan Baker, Nebo, NC
"Jody is a straight shooter. He did an excellent job." ~ Ed Gornall, Bicknell, IN