Every Man Has A Purpose in Life

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.”

Psalms 1:3

What Is Men’s Ministry?

The question is often asked what’s the point of Men’s Ministry or how is Men’s Ministry different from any other kind of ministry? Excellent questions… 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.​

The purpose of Men’s Ministry 

To encourage, support and challenge men to grow deeper in intellect, emotion, and spirit.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

– Joshua 1:9

A Word from the FOUNDER

Dr. Thurston Smith

Dr. Thurston Smith

We have so many men hurting in our churches, homes, and communities. There was a period of time in my life that I felt ashamed, lonely, depressed and despondent while attending church on a weekly basis. I felt like no one would understand if I shared what was really going on inside my head and my body.

As a young man growing up in the church, I felt that it was taboo to share my true feelings with people. I felt that I would be judged, misunderstood and ostracize if people really knew my struggles. So the church became a place where I would put my mask on because I was truly afraid to be transparent. I realized that I had to take the mask off when I went through a dark period in my life. I had to take the risk to articulate and verbalize, especially to other men, the challenges and struggles I was facing. That was the beginning of my healing process. I knew at that moment that I had to do something to make sure no other man would have to suffer alone under my watch so I created Iron Men Ministries.​

Iron Men Ministries is designed to bring all men from denominational, social-economical, and racial lines together and begin to heal from the excess emotional baggage that has held us down for so long. When the world sees Christian men dropping their differences and coming together, the world is going to want what Christians have.

Dr. Thurston L. Smith

"God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them"

James H. Aughey

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