THE HISTORY OF REWIRED

Rewired has a history that began sometime in the mid-2000s.  Before the event was ever called Rewired, it was a men’s retreat at Falls Creek led by Sam Porter, now the National SBC Disaster Relief Director.  As the organization of the BGCO changed, Dr. Anthony Jordan, the then Executive Treasurer Director of the BGCO, continued with a burden to reach and disciple men.  As part of that burden, he asked Keith Burkhart to join as the Men’s Ministry Specialist at the BGCO.  As Keith prayed through what God was leading him to do. He was building on-ramps and bridges to connect to what he calls the Tribes of Men.

In 2008, the men’s retreat was titled “Rewired” after the 6-week devotion guide given to the men that year.  Keith decided to keep the name and Rewired Men’s Conference was born.

It is now more than just an event. More than a 24-hour experience. It is strategic, designed to reach men to put them on spiritual pathway to growth and transformation that God does in a mans’ life. Our passion is to show men Jesus;  Allow God to change their hearts and give them back to the local church where they can have Biblical community and grow in their knowledge of the Lord and apply and see it work in their homes. We have story after story of men being impacted during Rewired. We are gatekeepers of that experience or transformation. Our duty is to walk alongside the Lord. Find his heart. – Keith Burkhart

Keith prayed for God to put the right men to walk alongside him as part of a team. In about 2013, Stephen “Bubba” joined this men’s ministry team.  In the summer of 2018, after Keith moved to a new position as Falls Creek Conference Center Director, Bubba was asked to join the BGCO team as the Men’s Ministry Consultant. And the journey continues.

2007

  • Speakers: Sam Porter, Lt Col Steven Russell, Neal Jeffrey, Greg Vaughn, Dr Paul Freed, Tony Emamghoraishi
  • Worship: Alan Johnson
  • Sessions held in the Amphitheater
  • Food prepared and served by Oklahoma Disaster Relief

2008

First Year of Rewired

  • April 25-26
  • Keynote: Spencer Tillman
  • Featured Speaker: Tony Lambert
  • Worship Leaders: The Brad Henderson Worship Band
  • Key Scripture: 2 Corinthians 3:18
  • Breakout Leaders:
    • Sermon on the Mount – Lew Sterrett
    • Outdoor Legacy – Chuck Farneth
    • F.A.I.T.H. Riders – Buddy Newsom
    • A Man and His Dog – Steve Harris

2009

  • April 24-25
  • Keynote Speakers: Norm Miller & Rick Rigsby
  • Key Scripture: Colossians 3:17
  • Featured Venue Leaders:
    • Sermon on the Mount – Lew Sterrett
    • Reaching the 8 to 5 Window (Marketplace Ministry) – Kent Humphreys
    • Men and Motorcycles – Richard Zimmer
    • Raw Materials to Raw Power (Motorcycles) – Mark Grandstaff
    • Duck Hunting and Leadership – Bobby Brasher
    • Equipment for Deer Hunting and Life – Bobby Brasher
    • Perspectives on Life from a Fisherman – Mark Sinor
    • Tournament Fishing Ministry – Fishers of Men
    • What Men Need to Know About Women – Sid Woodruff
    • Dealing with the Father Wound – Buddy Griffin
  • Also Featured: Rewired Car Show & Motorcycle Rally

2010

  • April 23-24
  • Feature Speakers: Coach Don Meyer, Hank Hough & Lew Sterrett
  • Worship Leaders: Matt Roberson, Brad Henderson
  • Key Scripture: Romans 12:1-2
  • Featured Venues Included:
    • Cowboy Ranch Rodeo – Oklahoma Fellowship of Cowboy Churches
    • Breaking the Curse of Words – Tom Elliff
    • Becoming a Door Keeper of Your Home – Sonny Guess
    • Walking in Freedom – Rick McClung
    • Leading Your Children in the Word – Michael Cunningham
    • Finding Your One Degree – Dave Jewitt
    • Raising Sexually Pure Children – Josh Bullard
    • Bound by Brotherhood (Motorcycles) – Jim Hamilton
    • Marriage Sharpshooter Course – Mark Satterfield
    • Goliath and the Giants – Jim Reimer
    • Offering God Your Best in Worship (Worship Leaders) – Ken Gabrielse, Brad Henderson, Matt Roberson
    • Pastors Connecting with Pastors: The Key to Leadership Development – Brett Selby

2011

  • April 29-30
  • First year of www.menrewired.com
  • Keynotes: Michael Catt , Keith Burkhart 
  • Worship Leaders: Matt Roberson, Brad Henderson
  • Venues Included:
    • Cowboy Camp
    • Mixed Martial Arts
    • Hunting/Fishing
    • Motorcycles
    • Bass Tank
  • Special Feature: Pre-Release showing of the movie “COURAGEOUS”

Breakouts

  • Listening to the Heart of Your Wife and Children – Tom Elliff
  • Living Our Faith Behind the Shield (First Responders) – Thomas Brewer
  • Engaging the First Responder Community – Thomas Brewer
  • The Real Battle: The Christian Role in Today’s Culture and Political Climate – Steve Russell
  • Becoming a Door Keeper of Your Home – Sonny Guess
  • Daddy Day / Night / Lifetime Care – Brad Clay, Clayton Edgar
  • Capturing the Heart(s) of your Daughter(s) – Rick Harrison
  • Raising Sexually Pure Children – Josh Bullard
  • Dealing with the Father Wound – Buddy Griffin
  • Letting God Use You Where You Are (Motorcycles) – Billy Morgan
  • Being a Warrior for Christ – Denny Holzbour
  • Drop Your Reigns and Trust – Ken Jenkins
  • Guarding Your Family and Church from Addictive Behaviors – Jerry Wright
  • Outdoor Ministry: Why it Works, How it Works, and How to Do it – Gerry Caillouet
  • Bass Fishing 101 – Chuck Deveraux
  • 10 Steps Back: Perspectives on Building and Rebuilding Your Marriage – Pete Livingston
  • Worship Track: Inspiration – Matt Roberson; Delineation – Brad Henderson

2012

  • April 27-28
  • Keynotes: Tommy Bowden , Dr. Richard Land
  • Worship Leaders: Matt Roberson, Brad Henderson
  • Venues Include:
    • Impacting the Workplace
    • Finances
    • Gaming
    • Fathering
    • Cowboy Camp
    • Manhood
    • Leveraging Your Influence
    • Addiction
    • Motorcycles
    • Father/Son Relationships
  • Special Venue: Sleeping Giant: Releasing the Power and Promise of Men into the Pastoral Vision – Kenny Luck

2013

  • April 26-27
  • Theme: The Fight for Biblical Manhood
  • Keynote: Dr. Anthony Jordan 
  • Worship: Matt Roberson & the Rewired Band

Activities

  • Trout Fishing
  • Tour De Creek – Bicycle Ride
  • Climbing Wall & Ropes Course
  • Cowboy Camp
  • 3D Archery
  • Shotgunning
  • Video Gaming
  • Motorcycles & Stunt Bikes
  • Skateboarding
  • Dutch Oven Dessert Tasting Cook-Off & Bonfire
  • 5K Run
  • Cowboy Ranch Event: George Toma & the Oklahoma Fellowship of Cowboy Churches

Breakouts

  • Reaching Men through Small Groups – Bob Mayfield
  • Predator: Be the Hunter, Not the Hunted – Brad Clay & Final Descent Pro Staff
  • Manhood from a Coach: Get in the Game and Off the Sidelines – Bubba Burcham
  • Flawed But Not A Failure – Caleb Gordon
  • Samson: The Weakness of a Strong Man Using the Example of Samson – Clint Shaffer
  • Letting Go of the Pain: The Healing of the Heart – Daniel Lowery
  • The Line of Scrimmage: A Defense of Faith – Darryl Snow
  • Velocity & Me: How to Win as Men – Jason Ellerbrook
  • Sharing Your Story in a Way that Will Win Others to Christ – Jimmy May
  • Time to Man-Up Biblically with God’s Money – Larry McAtee
  • H.O.P.E. and 4 Lessons Learned from My Boys – Lew Sterrett
  • A Key to Why People Fail and What You Can Do About It – Mike Hoang
  • Crazy Motorcycle Stunts and the Explicit Gospel of Jesus Christ – Mike King
  • “Be”-ing a Leader – Roger Turner
  • Manhood Mission Opportunities – Sam Porter
  • How to Become a Man of the Word – Scott Pace
  • Orphan Heart – Walker Moore
  • Fight for Your Family – Walter Mullican
  • From the Top Down; Standing on Shaky Ground – Walter Wilson
  • 9th Continent – Reaching Gamers for Christ – Zac Workun
  • How to Help Men Overcome Pornography – Bob Bevington
  • Changing Lanes: Moving from Fear to Grace – Brett Hendricks
  • Ride with Precision and Purpose – Buddy Newsome
  • My Father’s Stash: Overcoming Secrets, Shame, and Guilt – Jerry Wright
  • Overcoming Daily Temptations. They are Everywhere! – John Wolf III
  • Change 100%, 1% at a Time – Lew Sterrett
  • How Do I Get These People to Follow Me? – Matt Roberson
  • Business Panel: Living Out Christ In Your Workplace

2014

  • April 25-26
  • Theme: Being a Man of Influence
  • Key Scripture: Matthew 5:13-14
  • Keynotes: Dr. Fred Luter Jr., David L. Cook,
  • Worship Leader: Matt Roberson
  • Special Guest: Propaganda

New in 2014

  • schedule, added breakouts, expanded tabernacles sessions, pre-events

Activities

  • Archery
  • BMX/Stunt Bikes
  • Climbing Wall
  • Cowboy Camp
  • Darts
  • Motorcycle Village
  • Ropes Course
  • Skeet Shooting
  • Tour De Creek
  • Trout Fishing
  • Video Games
  • Zip Line
  • Wild Hog Dressing

Breakouts

  • Guilt-Free and Grace-Filled Practical Family Discipleship – Tony Higgins
  • Surviving Addiction – Lance Lang
  • Wanted: Faithful Men to Manage God’s Money – Larry McAtee
  • God’s Men from Lo-debar to The Palace – Walter Wilson
  • Leaving a Legacy that Really Matters: Lessons from the Life of Charles Spurgeon – Christian George
  • Contending for the Resurrection – Tawa Anderson
  • Leading Men: Recruiting, Training, and Deploying – Jason Ellerbrook
  • 9thcontinent (Reaching the Video Game Culture) – Zac Workun
  • Relational Discipleship for Real Life – Brandon Guindon
  • Man of the Hour: Restore, Restore, Restore (Marriage & Family) – Clarence Hill
  • How to Break out of Complacency – Bubba Burcham
  • Curse Breakers: Breaking the Cycle of Generational Sin – Mike Keahbone
  • The Issue of Identity – Wes Lane
  • Disarming Theological Landmines – Matt Moseley
  • Praying for and passing Your Faith to Your Children (Fatherhood) – Mike Wilson
  • Contending for the Truth – Tawa Anderson
  • Leaving a Generational Footprint – Lew Sterrett
  • BMX/Stunt Bikes – Real Encounter
  • Fearing the White Flag – Brett Hendrix
  • Family Matters – Brian Hobbs
  • Porn: The New Drug of Choice – Jerry Wright
  • Overcoming Daily Temptations (Addiction) – John Wolf III
  • More than Just and Opinion – Rick Furmanek
  • Panels: Family Influence, Engaging Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2015

  • April 24-25
  • Theme: Mask
  • Keynotes:
  • Worship: Matt Roberson Band
  • Key Scripture: Ephesians 4:22-24

Activities

  • Trout Fishing
  • Alpine Tower & Ropes Course
  • Zip-Line
  • Cowboy Camp
  • 5K Run
  • Fitness Competition
  • Bocce Ball
  • Archery
  • Darts
  • Corn Holes
  • Cowboy Demonstrations
  • Horseshoes
  • Pick-Up Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Cowboy Breakfast

Breakouts

  • Panel: Coaching Men to Greatness – Bubba Burcham, Allan Trimble, Greg Gothard, John Jensen, Gary Rose
  • Leading and Discipling Men through Adventure – Andy Taylor
  • Jesus’ Relational Method of Making Disciples – Brandon Guindon
  • ABC’s of Leadership – Lew Sterrett
  • Surviving Addiction – Lance Lang
  • Finding Identity in the Wild Places – John Sowers
  • Unmasking Our Young Men – Chris Brewster
  • Purpose: Finding Your One Degree – David Jewitt
  • Leaving a Legacy of Faith – Mike Wilson
  • Intentional Family Vision – Greg Gunn
  • Understanding Homosexuality – Stephen Black
  • Power Team Roping – Ricky Green
  • How to Become the Authentic man God Desires You To Be – Andy Harrison
  • Session for Elementary Age Boys – Glenn Barber

2016

  • April 29-30
  • Theme: Truth
  • Key Scripture: John 8:31-32
  • Keynotes: Tony Evans, Jim Munroe, Cody Bobay
  • Worship: Matt Roberson Band

This is the year that Keith introduced Truth Tracks.  Like breakouts, there are a variety of topics for every tribe of men. Unlike a regular breakout, guys select only one topic and stay with it for 4 sessions as the Truth Track leader guides them through it … almost like a 4-week Bible study completed in 24 hours.

Activities / Demonstrations

  • Grilling Demonstration –
  • Stunt Bikes – Kingdom Stunters
  • 3/3 Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Table Tennis
  • Bocce Ball
  • Ropes Course
  • Fitness Throwdown Competition
  • Zip Lines
  • Trout Fishing
  • Corn Hole
  • Volleyball
  • Gaga Ball
  • Snookball
  • Giant Chess & Checkers
  • Sporting Clays Demonstration – David Martin
  • Barbecue Cook-Off
  • 5K Run/Walk

Truth Tracks

  • Becoming Men of Truth and Integrity in God’s Divine Intent for Sexuality – Stephen Black
  • Answer the Call to A Special Forces Lifestyle – Cody Bobay
  • Get Your Stuff Straight! – Christ Brewster
  • The Enemy Revealed! Equipped to Win! – Chris Fields
  • Men on Mission – Andy Finch
  • Why We Can Trust the Bible – Todd Fisher
  • Going the Distance – Nick Garland
  • Living Your Life with Influential Purpose – Blake Gideon
  • Splitting the Arrow – Brandon Guindon
  • Laying a Foundation for Many Godly Generations – Greg Gunn
  • Wounded by my Dad, Healed by my Father – Mike Keahbone
  • The Truth about Lies – Lance Lang
  • Lead! – Joe Ligon
  • It’s All About Relationships – Rick Sowell
  • Take a Post, Stand a Watch: Reaching Lost Men through Targeting Prayer – Andy Taylor
  • Turning Trials Into Triumphs – Mike Teel
  • Becoming the Man God Drafted You to Be – Kenyatta Wright

2017

  • April 28-29
  • Theme: Advance Truth: Turning the World Upside Down
  • Keynotes: Michael Jr., Cliff Graham, Jim Putman, Kenyatta Wright, Matt Roberson
  • Worship: Met Collective – Matt Roberson
  • Key Scripture: Acts 17:6

Activities

  • Demonstrations: Grilling & Stunt Motorcycles
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Table Tennis
  • Bocce Ball, Gaga Ball, Snookball
  • Ropes Course
  • Fitness Throwdown Competition
  • Zip Line
  • Trout Fishing
  • Corn Hole
  • Volleyball
  • Giant Chess, Giant Checkers
  • 5K Run/Walk

Truth Tracks

  • Submit and Follow – Jeff Benrud
  • Living Every Day as a Special Forces Soldier for Jesus – Cody Bobay
  • Automatic Manhood – Brad Clay
  • Storms of Life: Learning to Trust God Again – Steven Earp
  • Let us Run: Seven Crucial Decisions to Make “Now” in Order to Finish Well “Then” – Tom Ellliff
  • Conquering Your Giants – Chuck Farneth
  • How to Study and Apply a Biblical Text – Todd Fisher
  • The Warrior King – Cliff Graham
  • Mentor Like Jesus – His Radical Approach to Building the Church – Kevin Harris
  • 3 Dimensional Leadership – Bull Hulse
  • Show Yourselves Men – Smokey Hurst
  • Three Indispensable Ingredients in Fruitful Leadership – Dave Kraft
  • Man-Up University – Rusty McMullen
  • Gospel Methods – Mike Napier
  • Him.Men.Neutics: LEading Men to Interpret the Bible – Owen Nease
  • The Leader’s Covenant: Encounter Jesus through this Simple, Yet Profound Covenant Used Around the World – Dr. Stacy Rinehart
  • Move! Living for Impact with Christ – Todd Sanders
  • Scripture: Can You Handle It? Becoming a Competent Expositor of God’s Word – Brett Selby
  • Disciples of Jesus: Being and Making – Keith Strasburger & Jim Putman
  • Radical Growth: Five Essentials for Spiritual Vitality – Rick Thompson
  • A Godly Man’s Worldview – Josh Wagner
  • Trusting God through the Changing Seasons of Your Life – Jerry Wells
  • Six Days to Sunday – Kenyatta Wright

2018

  • April 27-28
  • Theme: Live Truth
  • Keynotes: Ted Dibiase, Tedashii, Tony Merida, Andrew Erwin, Cliff Graham, Matt Roberson
  • Worship: Matt Roberson – Met Collective, BGCO Worship Men’s Ensemble
  • Key Scripture: 3 John 3-4
  • Special Event: Late Night Concert – Mark Galloway

Activities

  • Demonstrations: Stunt Motorcycles – Kingdom Stunters, Hunting – Brad Clay
  • 3 on 3 Basketball
  • Horseshoes
  • Table Tennis
  • Ropes Course
  • Zip Lines
  • Trout Fishing
  • Corn Hole
  • Volleyball
  • Gaga Ball, Snookball
  • Giant Chess, Giant Checkers
  • 3D Archery
  • Old School Games: Marbles, Ladder ball, Lawn Bowling, Badminton, Washer Toss
  • Pitching (Golf)
  • 5K Run/Walk

Truth Tracks

  • How to Have a Daily Devotional Time – Patrick Latham
  • Playing for the Visiting Team – Kenny Mossman
  • The Three Essentials of Freedom in Fulfillment – Lew Sterret
  • Dad, The Most Important Title You Have – Bubba Burcham
  • Understanding Your Playbook – Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth – Vince Carter
  • GentleMANhood – Phillip Larsen
  • A Life Worth Following – Spiritual Disciplines – Chris Wall
  • Man of God: Leading Your Family by Allowing God to Lead You – Scott Uhlenhake
  • Authentic Disciple or Counterfeit Christian? – Will Wilson
  • LIving in Light of Eternity – Abraham Wright
  • Becoming a Danger to the Darkness – Herb Young

Breakouts

  • Panel: Leveraging Kingdom Vision in Creative Enterprise – Andrew Erwin, Tedashii, Jason Ellerbrook, Chris Forbes, Steven Earp, Brad Clay
  • You Can’t Live Lukewarm and Live on Fire – Holden Hill
  • Caring for Orphans: What, Why, and How – Tony Merida
  • Strong Through the Droughts – Cliff Graham
  • Authentic Fellowship – Randy Burns
  • Chasing the Red Dots – Daren Neely