Our Purpose & Vision

Men's Ministry is the active pursuit of men in order to connect them to God, His Word, and other men for the purpose of winning, growing, and training God's man in Christ.

We know one thing for sure - God will use the heart and life of anyone who chooses to make himself available to Him. The Bible says, "Go and make disciples of all nations." This is the great commission spoken by Jesus Himself. In other words, Jesus Christ is commissioning His followers to go into the entire world and reproduce believers. This is a big calling.

This raises several questions. How do we reproduce believers? Can a men's ministry enable a man to better understand his calling in life and how to achieve it? Can a men's ministry challenge a man to grow deeper in intellect, emotion, and spirit? Can a men's ministry teach men how to stay sexually pure? The answer to these questions is a resounding yes!

Thursday, May 16

3:00 PM - Check-In
6:30 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Evening Worship
9:30 PM - Fuel Up (Snacks)

Friday, May 17

8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:15 AM - Morning Worship
10:00 AM - Free Time for Recreation & Fellowship
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Free Time for Recreation & Fellowship
6:30 PM - Dinner
8:00 PM - Evening Worship
10:00 PM - Fuel Up (Snacks)

Saturday, May 18

8:00 AM - Breakfast
9:00 AM - Special Session with Superintendent Hanson
10:00 AM - Longbow Archery (or Paintball if paid $23 at registration)
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Dismiss

Mitchell & Janelle Bland

Retreat Speaker Mitchell Bland


Mitchell Bland is the Pastor of The Sanctuary in Hazelwood, Missouri. He received his master’s degree in counseling in 2005. Besides his duties at the church, he is also an adjunct professor at Urshan College, does counseling, seminars, and some writing. 

Mitchell and Janelle Bland have been married for over 28 years and have one son, Skyler, who is 20 years old.

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Oregon District Superintendent Steven Hanson


Pastor Steve, his wife Yvonne, and their three children founded Portland Pentecostals in March of 1990. While working full-time, he began reaching neighbors and co-workers through Home Bible Studies. Transformed from addictions and brokenness, those men and women became the first congregation of Portland Pentecostals.

Steve Hanson is also the Superintendent of the Oregon District of the United Pentecostal Church International. 



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Chad Williams

Men's Director Chad Williams

Pastor Chad Williams has been in ministry for 18 years. He has a Degree in Human Behavior and Community Development. He invested six years of his ministry in Portland, Oregon as a Student and Assistant Pastor for Portland Pentecostals. He also enjoyed five years of ministry in Appleton, Wisconsin as an Associate Pastor at Apostolic Truth Church for Pastor Aaron Soto. He was the Coordinator of Ministerial Training and Development for the Division of Publications of the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) for over two years. He developed and launched Project 7 for the General Youth Division of the UPCl. They were Missionaries in the South Pacific responsible for 5 churches and 2 Bible Schools in the Samoa’s.

Pastor Williams has preached in churches, youth camps, family camps and conferences in 45 U.S. States, 5 Provinces of Canada and 4 Countries in the South Pacific. He was Ordained in the Wisconsin District of the UPCI. In addition to his ministry experience, he has also worked in City Government in the states of Oregon and Washington.

Chad and Tasia absolutely love Portland and the Northwest. They were delighted to return to Portland as Metro Missionaries. Together they find great satisfaction in ministering to people in North America and abroad.

Chad & Tasia have been married for 18 years and have three boys: Ethan, Caleb and Lukas. In their downtime, they love exploring Portland and the Northwest in search of great coffee, food, music, hiking, sunsets, flyfishing streams, mountain views, and the unexpected. Making unforgettable moments and memories with their three guys is a highlight of their life.