Legendary Coach Mike Jarvis and Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley to Speak at Alfred Street Baptist Church Men's Retreat, July 22-24 / Sandy Cove, Maryland

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ASBC 2016 Men's Retreat
ASBC 2016 Men's Retreat
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - July 20, 2016 - PRLog -- Mike Jarvis, legendary basketball coach, life coach, author, and sports analyst, will be the keynote speaker at Alfred Street Baptist Church's 2016 Men's Retreat: Excellence Without Excuses. Alfred Street Baptist Church is excited to host this phenomenal, empowering speaker to accompany their very own dynamic Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley who leads them in worship every Saturday and Sunday.

This three-day, two-night event will include men from all around the DMV (DC, Maryland, and VA) who are both eager and elated to hear Coach Mike Jarvis speak because of his profound career in sports where he built a record of 583-326.

The practice of motivating his players has been incorporated into his life which is why Alfred Street Baptist Church invited him to be their keynote speaker for their men. Along with sharing his life skills for success, he will also discuss what it takes to motivate and inspire men both young and old to excel and find their true destiny. After all, this is the man who taught former NBA center Patrick Ewing how to play basketball upon his arrival to the United States from Jamaica. As a result, Ewing became an NBA All-star and arguably one of the best to ever play the game of basketball.

Since retiring from coaching, Jarvis spends his time doing book signings and appearances to share words of wisdom with respect to his two bestselling books, entitled "Everybody Needs a Head Coach" and "Skills For Life: The Fundamentals You Need to Succeed", augmented by being an analyst for Fox Sports.

Alfred Street Baptist Church is thrilled to introduce Coach Jarvis to the men who will be in attendance at this one-of-a-kind bonding event. He has been a head coach and coached many exceptional all-star players, but notes the most important decision he made occurred on April 29, 2005, when he "accepted Jesus Christ as his Head Coach."

"We are looking forward to hearing what Coach Mike Jarvis has to say to the men of today, in light of the current circumstances and real issues facing Black men in America. We are confident that he will be able to empower, encourage and educate the men in attendance and provide them with the necessary takeaway skills needed to be successful in life," said Alfred Street Baptist Church pastor Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley. "In addition, we will also welcome three spiritually uplifting speakers including but not limited to: Rev. Kevin G. Swann, pastor, Ivy Baptist Church in Newport News, Virginia; Ronald E. Hopson, PHD, associate professor of Psychology and Divinity at Howard University and Dr. Donte Hickman Sr., pastor of Southern Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland."

There are still a few spaces left to attend this great retreat, including 1-day passes and 1-night passes; visit alfredstreet.org to register today as space is limited and going fast. We invite all the men in the DMV to join us, email men@alfredstreet.org for details or to register.

Follow the Men's Retreat on Social Media through the following:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlfredStreetBaptistChurch/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AlfredStreetBC

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About Alfred Street Baptist Church
Established in 1803, Alfred Street Baptist Church is home to the oldest and largest African American congregation in Alexandria, Va. With nearly 7,000 members, the church has served as a prominent religious, impactful, educational and cultural organization in the Northern Virginia community. The church will celebrate its 213th anniversary in November 2016 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley. For more information, visit www.AlfredStreet.org.


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