In a godless culture, we need to meet some critical needs for our young men. In this one-day event, we will build up teen guys and show them how to find Christ-centered character. Our goal is to rise above society’s confusing messages about “masculinity” and equip young men with a biblical approach to their identity.

This event is for teen guys (7th-12th grades) and will be held Saturday, August 26th, 2023. The cost is $15. 

Please note that to be guaranteed t-shirts in the correct quantity and size for your group you must register no later than August 11. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Worship Leader

Andrew Morris

Andrew Morris works with our contemporary worship team, mentoring and leading those who serve in the Student Ministry and in the Contemporary Worship Service at First Baptist Trussville. A graduate of Samford University, Andrew was a Religion major with a concentration in leadership and organization. He has a tremendous heart for worship, but when he’s not leading worship Andrew loves to write music, and play basketball.


Sean McDowell

Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. In addition to authoring numerous books, Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. Sean married his high school sweetheart, Stephanie. They have three children and live in San Juan Capistrano, California.

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More info on Fortify 2023 coming soon!


Saturday, August 27th


Frist Baptist Church, Trussville


$15 per person


9:15 AM      Doors Open
10:00 AM    Session 1
11:15 AM     Breakouts
12:15 PM     Lunch
1:00 PM      Games from the stage
1:30 PM      Session 2
3:15 PM      Dismiss


“How To Help Friends Dealing With Same-Sex Attraction.”
We know that homosexuality is a sin, but what else can you share with those struggling with same-sex attraction? This session will shed light on a biblical response that shows both grace and truth.
– Led by Eric Venable, Daymark Pastoral Counselor

“Deconstruction: How To Reconstruct Faith With A Biblical Worldview”
Examining and questioning faith can lead to a stronger walk with Christ. This session will help students “reconstruct” their faith in a way that maintains a biblical foundation.
– Led by Matt Burford, Christian Apologist & founder of Tactical Faith.

“Redeemed: One Young Man’s Story of Returning to God”
Hunter Tate shares his story of how God brought him back from a life of bad decisions as a high school teenager and is now using him in collegiate and summer camp ministry.
– Led by Hunter Tate, UNA Student & BCM Men’s Leader