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Matter of Faith: Promise Keepers

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Raleigh Washington is the President and CEO of Promise Keepers.

"Promise Keepers is an international ministry to men. We are all about men seeing their lives transform. Calling men out to be Godly men," said Raleigh Washington.

The original idea for Promise Keepers started with Colorado University Coach Bill McCartney.

The first conference was in 1990 with just 440 men. By the third year, 50,000 men were in attendance.

"We're calling men out, saying God's given you a spiritual gift, you need to get involved," said Washington.

Raleigh Washington said there are 34,000 religious denominations around the world. One of the goals of Promise Keepers is to call men out to be leaders to help unify the world.

"There's tremendous division in America. Even division within the Body of Christ, and what we're going to be doing is calling men out to demonstrate how do you cross lines, tear down barriers that separate us and demonstrate oneness and unity within Body of Christ," said Washington.

The Promise Keepers conference in the Cedar Valley is July 13th and 14th at the UNI Dome. It features a variety of speakers, including Raleigh Washington.

"This is a message for men. This is going to make a difference, this is going to start a revival in the valley, we really believe that," he said.

Washington hopes the conference in Cedar Falls inspires men to become leaders in their church and their communities.

"We want to see a transformation to praise the glory of God," said Washington

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