More than ten thousand men gathered in a stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday (November 17) night, to listen to South African farmer evangelist Angus Buchan who was the main speaker at the second Mighty Men Conference USA.
“God sent men from every corner of the USA to Bridgestone Arena, downtown Nashville ; even Alaska. God always responds to faith. Amen! The response to the Gospel was unanimous. We are excited for the revival amongst men in the USA. God is on the move in Tennessee! ” says Buchan in a blog posted after the event.
The Nashville gathering was held only a few months after a similar conference at the Murphy Centre at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
US country music legend Charlie Daniels and singer Scotty McCreery, an “American Idol” winner, performed at Sunday’s event, which was put on with the help of Pastor G Allen Jackson from World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro, who also addressed the men. Jackson invited Buchan to speak at the first MMC USA after he and Buchan met as invited speakers at the Feast of Tabernacles in Jerusalem, Israel, in 2011 and realised they shared a vision of impacting men through the truth of scripture.
While the Mighty Men movement, which began on Buchan’s farm in 2004, is for men only, South Africa women are generally big MMC fans because they see that it leads to positive change in their men. Echoing this sentiment, a US woman, Jayme Akins, posted this on the Mighty Men USA Facebook page: “I am not a mighty man but I love the mighty men organization. Because of the conference in Nashville Sunday night I have my husband back! I told him I had a feeling he’d get his break through there and my intuition was right! I also told others there would be break through and miracles there they smiled politely like I was crazy. However who ever I told that too got their break through from the speaker from Africa. My husband was the one going through the divorce or pondering it waiting on Gods answer well he got it. DON’T DO IT! This organization is amazing and I’m thankful for it. It’s natural to see women praise we do it easier but to see men praise that’s beautiful it’s more intimate if that makes sense. You get to see these big tough guys humble themselves to someone greater. So from a woman I wanted to say thank you!”
In a blog post today, Buchan says God has started “something incredible” in America and “We really believe that the Lord is going to show us the way forward for the next event in the USA”.