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DALLAS, July 18, 2011 – Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter’s House, together with Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Christian Hispanic Leadership Conference NCHLC) announce an alliance whereby the seminal conference, “ManPower” would become the sanctioned men’s event for the NCHLC, creating the largest, most diverse Christian men’s conference to date. Reverend Rodriguez will also be a featured speaker at the historic event whose 2011 theme is “Breaking New Ground.” ManPower will take place from August 11 to 13 at The Potter’s House in Dallas. “Our alliance shows that neither language nor culture can withstand the unity of the cross,” said Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor at The Potter’s House and conference Host.   “We welcome our Latino brothers and brothers of every culture wholeheartedly as all men of all races face similar challenges every day.” Rev. Samuel Rodriguez is senior pastor of the California-based Christian Worship Center and named by The Wall Street Journal as one of “America’s Seven Most Influential Hispanic Leaders.” A prominent leader in Latino community, Reverend Rodriguez has been described by CNN as “The leader of the Hispanic Evangelical movement,” and is currently the president of America’s preeminent Latino Christian organization, the NCHLC, which has more than 20 million members. Founded by Bishop T.D. Jakes, the annual ManPower Conference is a gathering of men from all walks of life, backgrounds, and cultures who come together to discover their God-given gifts and talents and gain essential tools to enhance their spiritual journeys. ManPower is an exhilarating three-day conference, featuring eminent speakers, such as Bishop T.D. Jakes and other renowned guests who will share inspirational messages to men. The Potter’s House expects to repeat last year’s success when nearly 10,000 men packed the Fort Worth Convention Center to receive biblical impartation from some of the country’s most well-known Christian speakers and musical artists. Approximately 15 percent of the audience included men of Latino dissent from around the nation. The event resulted in an economic impact of more than $3.9 million. 2011 Featured conference speakers include: •Bishop T.D. Jakes, senior pastor of The Potter’s House, a global humanitarian organization and 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church located in Dallas and named “America’s Best Preacher” by Time Magazine •Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, senior pastor of the California-based Christian Worship Center and named by The Wall Street Journal as one of “America’s 7 Most Influential Hispanic Leaders” •Apostle Ron Carpenter, senior pastor of Redemption World Outreach Center in Greenville, South Carolina, entrepreneur and host of the television show, “Redemption Today,” which is broadcast worldwide on Trinity Broadcast Network •Bishop I.V. Hilliard, co-founder of the New Light Christian Center Church, with multiple locations in Houston and Austin, Texas •Pastor Bill Winston, founder and pastor of Living Word Christian Center in Forest Park, Illinois, and Tuskegee Christian Center in Tuskegee, Alabama The 2011 ManPower Conference will be held at The Potter’s House of Dallas; 6777 W. Kiest Boulevard; Dallas, TX. Registration is $40. For more information or to register for the 2011ManPower Conference, visit or call 1-800-BISHOP2. About The Potter’s House Located in Dallas, The Potter’s House is a 30,000-member nondenominational, multicultural church and humanitarian organization led by Bishop T. D. Jakes, twice featured on the cover of Time magazine as “America’s Best Preacher” and as one of the nation’s “25 most influential evangelicals.” The Potter’s House has four locations, The Potter’s House of Dallas, The Potter’s House of Fort Worth, The Potter’s House of North Dallas, and The Potter’s House of Denver and a Spanish language church, Casa de About The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) is the National Hispanic Association of Evangelicals. As the largest Latino Christian organization in America and the sister organization of the 47 million strong National Association of Evangelicals, the conference leads the 16 million vibrant and growing Hispanic Born Again community and 25,434 Evangelical congregations by providing leadership, networking, partnerships, strategic partnerships and public policy advocacy platforms to its 7 Directives: Life, Family, Great Commission, Stewardship, Education, Youth and Justice. About ManPower Conference ManPower, created by Bishop T.D. Jakes, is designed to address the specific needs, hurts, and struggles of all men from a biblical perspective. The first ManPower conference was held in 1994 in Detroit, Michigan. In 2003, ManPower was held in Atlanta, Georgia, where more than 44,000 men attended and millions more watched from home, as the event was aired live internationally in both English and Spanish. Years later, ManPower continues to equip and encourage men to build strong marriages, increase their confidence and take on community responsibilities. To date, ManPower has drawn over 150,000 men from around the world. Media Contact: Zakiya Larry, 469-230-5171 cell, Kayla Adams, 469-360-7716 cell,

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