2019 CONFERENCE DETAILS

The 9th Annual

TAMPA BAY MEN'S CONFERENCE

Courageously Living The Gospel

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Higgins Hall at St Lawrence Catholic Church, Tampa

Doors open at 6:30 a.m. with the formal program going from 8:00 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The program includes Mass, Reconciliation, Adoration and Benediction. It is open to married, single and divorced men including fathers, teenage sons, and grandfathers, whatever their level of faith, or whatever their faith belief.

This year's conference features speakers Jesse Romero, Gus Lloyd and Justin Fatica with Mass celebrated by Bishop Gregory Parkes

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Jesse Romero

Many will remember Jesse from our 2015 Conference, where he had a huge impact on everyone in attendance. 

Jesse is a full-time bilingual Catholic Lay Evangelist, who is nationally acclaimed for his dynamic, upbeat Christ centered preaching. His preaching apostolate is "On Fire Evangelization."

Jesse is a resident of Arizona and a retired Los Angeles Deputy Sheriff who has been married to his wife Anita since 1983, and is parent of three children and grandchildren. He has a B.A. from Mount St Mary’s University in Los Angeles and an M.A. in Catholic Theology from Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio. He is a bilingual Catholic author. He is a recipient of the Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Award, The Fullness of Truth “Defender of Faith” Award and the “Sports Faith International Award.”

Jesse has been on Catholic radio for over 12 years now hosting teaching and speaking in English & Spanish. Currently on The Terry and Jesse Show, & En Familia Radio. Also, an occasional co-host on “Chips N Salsa” radio show.

He speaks on all things Catholic such as Catholic Evangelization, Apologetics, Marriage & Family, Male Spirituality, Spiritual Warfare, Culture Wars, and Teen & Chastity talks.

Jesse has been preaching since 1995. He has also defended Holy Mother Church in several official debates with different Protestant Pastors, and on Spanish television against secular humanist.

Jesse’s motto is: Love God, Save Souls, & Slay Error!

Gus Lloyd

Gus was raised in the Catholic faith, attending Catholic grade school and then public high school. In his teen years, Gus fell away from the practice of his faith. After attending International Broadcasting School, Gus began a career in radio. He married his wife, Michelle, in 1980. Gus and Michelle are the parents of four children and have been blessed with two grandsons. 

After five years in radio, Gus and his family moved to Florida. In 1984, after a near-drowning incident with their daughter, Gus and Michelle realized that they needed God in their lives. They began attending a non-denominational Bible church and grew in their love for the Lord. Soon after, they began to look into the Catholic Church. After much searching and study, both Gus and Michelle came to realize that the Catholic Church is the one true Church founded by Christ Jesus. 

Gus became active in the Catholic Charismatic movement, and attended the Catholic School of Lay Evangelization, feeling a call to ministry. He produced an album of original Christian music. In 1992, he was asked to join the staff of WBVM, the Catholic radio station in Tampa, FL. He hosted a popular morning show there for nearly 13 years. In 2006, the Archdiocese of New York contacted Gus to host the morning show for The Catholic Channel, a new venture on Sirius Satellite Radio. He has been the host of Seize the Day since then. You can listen to Gus every weekday morning on Sirius XM 129.

Justin Fatica

Justin Fatica has impacted over two million people, since  founding "Hard as Nails" in 2002, . He’s been an itinerant speaker for 20 years, speaking in 4 countries and 44 states. He is a graduate of Seton Hall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Elementary Education and Master of Arts in Education. 

Justin has been featured on numerous media outlets such as Good Morning America, ABC Nightline, TBN, EWTN, and was the subject of an HBO film called “Hard as Nails,” as well as a 10 episode television series on EWTN called “You’re Amazing with Justin Fatica,” which focuses on the impact that he and You’re Amazing Missions has made while traveling on the road. He has also gained more than 1.1 million views on his weekly Facebook live videos since January of 2017 and thousands more followers on other social media platforms.

Justin is the author of 5 books, including 2 best sellers, “Hard as Nails: A Mission to Awaken Youth to the Power of God’s Love” and “Win it All: The Way to Heaven for Catholic Teens.”  His other books include “The Prayer Workout Devotional: 40 Days of Biblical Reflections to Jumpstart Your Workout Routine;” “You’re Amazing” children’s book; and most recently published in March 2017, “You’re Amazing: A Message of Hope that will Change Your Life Forever.”