General Conference of Disciples Men

The General Conference of Disciples Men is the formal organization of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, with the purpose of ministering to the unique needs of men in the church, enabling them to fulfill their potential as servants of God, and strengthening the total ministry of the church.

The General Conference of Disciples Men is comprised of the Regional Men’s President and Regional Men’s Staff Member of each of the 31 regions of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, and elected members of the Conference Executive Committee.

Men’s Ministry Endowment Fund

IMG_0624_140wThe Men’s Ministries Endowment Fund (or MMEF) was established several decades ago as a Permanent Endowment managed by the Christian Church Foundation on behalf of the General Conference of Disciples Men.

A portion of the endowment’s interest, every year, is provided to the Executive Committee of the General Conference as financial support for the planning and implementation of Men’s programming at the national level (United States and Canada).

Download a brochure to learn more about the MMEF and find out how you can make tax-exempt donations. It is also possible to honor a person supporting Men’s ministries by generating a named sub-fund under the MMEF umbrella. Please call the Christian Church Foundation for details at (800) 668-8016.

Minister of Disciples Men



Stephen-Bentley2

The Rev. Bentley is DHM’s contact person to field questions and inquiries about Disciples Men’s Ministries and help facilitate conversations between all expressions of the church: general, regional, and congregational, as well as with ecumenical and interfaith partners.

In close collaboration with the General Conference of Disciples Men, The Rev. Bentley will help to plan, strategize, and develop ways to resource and support Disciples Men’s ministries that are effective and growing throughout the life of our church, especially with a focus on developing the gifts and graces of a younger generation of Disciples Men. He will also assist the General Conference in conducting Annual Fund Drives and Endowment Fund Drives in cooperation with the staff of the Christian Church Foundation.

The Rev. Bentley graduated from Transylvania University in 1979 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Music Education, and from Lexington Theological Seminary in 1982 with a Master of Divinity.  He has served churches in Pleasureville, KY; Nineveh, IN; Forest Park, OH; and the Hocking Valley Parish in southeast OH.  He has been working in the Christian Church in Ohio since 2005 and resources the Ohio Disciples Men.  He enjoys backpacking, hiking, photography and singing.  He and his wife, Julie, have three children and 2 grandchildren.

Executive Committee

Minister for Disciples Men

Stephen Bentley; Columbus, OH
disciplesmen@dhm.disciples.org

President

Dan Crawford; Bakersfield, CA
dccrawford51@sbcglobal.net

President Elect

Brian Burton, Cleveland, OH
bribur91@aol.com

Past President

Archie Jenkins; Guyton, GA
acjenk@yahoo.com

Pastor Counselor

David Grandgeorge
David_Grandgeorge@mac.com

Members-at-Large

Harvey Anderson; Greenwood, MS
hb_anderson2002@yahoo.com

Remmie Crawford, Cleveland, OH
remmiec@ameritech.net

Arnold Hayes, Nashville, TN
National Convocation
hayesag@bellsouth.net

Ken Marston, Great Bend, KS
kenmarston@kansasdisciples.org

Ron Petrick, Burnet, TX
ronpetrick@gmail.com

Stuart Price, Auburn, AL
pricesb@auburn.edu

Efrain Rivera; Winter Park, FL
Hispanic Ministries
efrain@apowersolution.com

Saitumua Tafaoialii; Magna, UT
NAPAD
tafaoialii@live.com

An updated listing of the Regional Presidents and Staff can be found here.