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A Gathering Of Men

Join us for an afternoon of worship, fellowship, and inspiration. 
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First Lieutenant Patrick Cleburne McClary, III, USMC, Retired, known to thousands as “Clebe McClary,” is an American hero. During the Vietnam War, while some of his contemporaries were staging anti-war protests and desecrating the American flag, the Lowcountry native was serving as a platoon leader in the First Reconnaissance Battalion.  Just after midnight March 3, 1968, on Hill 146 in Quan Duc Valley, Vietnam, Marine 2nd Lt. Clebe McClary and his recon team, ambushed and outnumbered 12 to 1, fought a fierce battle that would forever change his life — and tens of thousands of others over the following decades.  On the battalion’s 19th patrol, the unit was attacked by the Viet Cong. Lieutenant McClary was seriously wounded, losing his left arm and left eye, yet he continued to lead his men. The numerous surgeries and long recovery period that followed could have taken a bitter toll, but he faced his rehabilitation with characteristic determination.  Although Clebe didn’t know it at the time, the Lord had been preparing him since birth to do His work and become living proof that He is always faithful. In the years since, Lieutenant McClary has become a symbol of courage and hope to the many audiences around the world with whom he has shared his story.

Dereck Whittenburg, a member of NC State’s 1983 national championship men’s basketball team, began his role of Associate Athletic Director for Community Relations and Student Support in October 2015.

“The legacy of NC State University is such a rich and progressive hub of academic and athletic excellence,” said Whittenburg.” “The privilege of playing here and now working here to service our students, administration, alumni and the greater community is one of the greatest honors of my career.  Dereck also served as executive producer of the Emmy award winning ESPN 30/30 documentary "Survive and Advance". 

Whittenburg worked with the Wolfpack men’s basketball program as Senior Assistant to the Head Coach/Director of Player Development for two years prior to accepting his current position.

The new position will develop and promote programming aimed to benefit current and former student-athletes, while also working to cultivate relationships with local and regional businesses regarding future employment opportunities for Wolfpack graduates.

 Tim Lewis is the Head Coach for the Montreat College Lady Cavaliers.  Lewis graduated from Montreat College in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management and later earnd a Masters in Leadership and Management. Lewis was twice named to the All-AAC First Team squad (2006-2007) and was also named to the All-Tournament team those two years as well.

 Lewis capped off his career by being named the Montreat College Male Athlete of the Year his final two seasons. In a testimony to his well-rounded nature, Lewis was named the Montreat College Champion of Character in both 2006 and 2007, and was named the AAC Champion of Character in 2007. 
After graduating from Montreat in 2007, Lewis had the opportunity to play abroad in several countries including South Africa, Canada, and Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Romania, Hungary, and the Philippines.

But Tim’s journey is an amazing journey of reconciliation, forgiveness, and love.  Choices Tim made as a youth led him to prison, which also became the starting point of a new life with Christ.  And he is grateful for the change in heart and mind as a result of a personal relationship with Jesus.
Since his decision to follow Jesus as a young adult, Tim has been amazed of the life-changing power of the Gospel. His walk with Jesus has not been easy and he has been humbled by how the Lord has been patient  with him, as he chose to do life his own way at times. Tim has come to realize he is nothing apart from the Grace of God in his life and chooses to extend that same grace to those the Lord puts in his path. He firmly believes this life is about the Father’s Glory in his life and loving others well.
Tim and his wife Chelsea, reside in Asheville, NC.

David Dusek’s mission is to encourage and equip men to live their lives for Christ. He utilizes his life experiences – including his upbringing in a non-Christian home, coming to Christ as an adult, and an extensive business background – to reach men in a way that they can understand.  David's vision is to engage all men where they are the "other six days of the week"---not just in church.


David is the founder of Rough Cut Men Ministries, which is primarily a live, interactive men’s experience using a strategic combination of action movie sequences, real world current events, Biblical truth and fireteam-sized discussion times with a single, laser focused objective:  To get men talking about what’s really going on in their lives.  David travels around the country, and the world, using the Rough Cut Men Movie Experience to get men to be transparent with one another and with Jesus.  


He has presented Rough Cut Men at the United States Naval Academy, the United States Military Academy at West Point, Joe Gibbs Racing, to iconic Army units like the 101st Airborne Division, 7th Special Forces Group and 1st Cavalry Division, and at numerous Army installations in the US, Germany and Korea. David also works closely with dozens of Teen Challenge Men's Centers across the United States and Australia. 

Take the Fire Home!
“Just as iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of a friend.”  (Proverbs 27:17)  Part of the hope is that spark ignited at Restore is fanned into a flame.  Worship Conferences can inspire and motivate, but seldom does real transformation take place at a conference. 

Real transformation take place when small groups of men come together to study God’s word, hold each other accountable, strengthen each other in difficult times, and walk life’s journey together. 

At the end of Restore 2019, men will have the opportunity to join a small group in their area as they “take the fire home” that was started at Restore 2019.


Event Information

Date:  Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time:  2PM - 6PM
Location:  HIckory Metro Convention Center
                  1960, 13th Ave Dr SE
                   HIckory, NC 28602

Ticket Information

Price:  $10


Email: or call 704-865-3580 for more information or if you have a question.