What is ManUp Charlotte?
ManUp Charlotte is a one-day, catalytic conference for men of all backgrounds, ages 15 and up. ManUp Charlotte encourages men to be godly leaders for their families and challenges them to impact fatherless youth in Charlotte, North Carolina and it’s surrounding communities. Professional athletes and local pastors, ministry leaders and speakers join the mission to lead powerful messages, including breakout sessions specifically targeted toward fathers, husbands, young men and mentors.
Special Announcement!
We are thrilled to announce that we will be joined by Former Carolina Panthers Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert!
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Keynote Speaker
Derwin Gray
Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church, a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have been married since 1992 and have two adult children. After graduating from BYU, he played professional football in the National Football League for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998). 

In 2008, Gray graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude, with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics, where he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler. In 2018, Gray received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McNight. In 2015, he was awardedan honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Gray is the author of Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart (2009), Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future (2013), Crazy Grace for Crazy TimesBible Study (2015) and The High-Definition Leader (2015).

Derrick "Fly Ty" Jacobs
Derrick "Fly Ty" Jacobs is a national radio, television and event host. He is a veteran in Charlotte Radio and started back in 1995. He currently produces the Steve Harvey Morning Show and hosts his own show, the FlyTy and Jacinda show every Sunday morning on V1019.  In 2014 "Fly Ty" joined Charlotte’s NBA franchise, The Charlotte Hornets as the in-game Host. He also works very closely with the Charlotte Hornets Foundation emceeing the Hornets literacy program called "Hugo's House of Reading".
Breakout & Panel Speakers
Attendees will attend two breakout sessions and will choose which sessions to attend on the day of the event.
Steve Brown
Breakout Session 1:
Your Work Matters!
RJ Davis
davis ministry group
Breakout Session 1:
The Untapped Power of a Man
Jasper Hall
Breakout Session 1:
Pursuing Purity & Resisting Temptation
Nate Siemon
Breakout Session 1:
Under Pressure
Farrell Lemings
Breakout Session 1:
Leading So Our Children Can Follow
Claude Alexander
Breakout Session 1:
Topic Coming Soon
Reginald Bean
Breakout Session 2:
Who's Driving the Bus of Your Life?
Josh Meadows
The abandon project
Breakout Session 2:
The Power of Empathy
Panel Session 1
Colin Pinkney
the harvest center
Breakout Session 2:
Blueprints for Mentoring Teenage Boys
Panel Session 1

Deron Huggins
western carolina university
Breakout Session 2:
The Fruit of a Mentor's Unconditional Love
Dion Jones
be there dad
Breakout Session 2:
Topic Coming Soon
Marty Granger
Ministry alliance
Breakout Session 2:
Grandfathering - Connecting Generations in a Disconnected World
Bryce Johnson
unpackin' it
Panel Session 1 & 2

Johnathan Stewart
former Panther
Panel Session 2
Mike Tolbert
former panther
Panel Session 2
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*Schedule subject to change
|      7:00 am
Registration & Breakfast
|      7:35 am
|      8:00 am
Keynote Speaker
|      9:10 am
Networking Break
|      9:20 am
Panel Presentation
|      9:50 am
Networking Break
|     10:00 am
Breakout Sessions 1
|     10:45 am
Snack Break
|     11:00 am
Breakout Sessions 2
|     11:45 am
Networking Break
|     11:55 am
​​​​Panel Presentation
|     12:45 am
Conference Location
Forest Hill Church
South Park Campus
7224 Park Road
Charlotte NC 28210

Who is ManUp Charlotte?
ManUp Charlotte is a collaborative movement of the following organizations and churches in the greater Charlotte area coming together to impact men and impact the fatherless.
Click on the logos to learn more about each ministry
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors. Their generous financial partnership has made this event possible.
Contact Us
If you have any questions about this event please don't hesitate to shoot us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

News & Updates
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Registration will open on April 1
Posted march 5
Registration will officially open on April 1! Men can register as an individual, small group or church. The early registration amount of $39 will end on March 10.

Mark your calendar!
Former Panthers Stars to Attend Event
Posted April 20
We are thrilled to announce that former Carolina Panthers Johnathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will be interviewed by Bryce Johnson of UNPACKIN' it on the stage!

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