men’s rally in the valley | Details The fifth annual Men’s Rally in the Valley is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. Walter

Theme: “No Compromise ... No Retreat ... Standing on the Truth” from the book of Daniel.

Special guests: Phil Robertson, who is featured on A&E’s hit TV series “Duck Dynasty,” earned all-state rankings in football, baseball and track, then attended Louisiana Tech University on a football scholarship. He played first-string quarterback. He has a bachelor’s degree in physical education and a master’s in education and taught in Louisiana schools. Robertson and his four sons, Alan, Jase, Willie and Jeptha, began a quest to turn his passion for hunting and fishing into a livelihood. In 1972, he whittled the first Duck Commander call. His first year, Robertson sold $8,000 worth of duck calls. In the 1970s, Robertson turned his life over to the Lord and made dramatic changes. Robertson patented the duck call in 1973 and founded Duck Commander Products. His biography, “Happy, Happy, Happy,” spent many weeks at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. Alan Robertson, the oldest son, returned to the family business after serving in full-time ministry for more than 25 years.

Rally speakers

Ken Johnson: A former police officer in Tulsa, Okla., he worked for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He now is the Protestant chaplain of the Indianapolis Colts football team.

Dr. David Migliore: He is the founder and developer of the Global Entrepreneurs Institute, a character-building program that is currently in more than 30 nations and 13 U.S. states. Dr. Migliore also is a practicing dentist in Dover, Ohio, for 33 years.

Mike Singletary: The former Chicago Bears linebacker and Hall of Fame inductee is linebackers and assistant coach for the Minnesota Vikings.

Pastor Tarone Claybrook: The Boardman resident and his wife, Danetta, own a pediatric rehab company. He is a part of the leadership team at Victory Christian Center in Liberty.

Rod Hairston: For 12 seasons, he has served as a life coach and chaplain to the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens. He is also the founding pastor of Messiah Community Church in Baltimore.

Pastor Freddie Rodriguez: The former Youngstown resident is pastor of Crossroad Ministries, which he founded as Salem Community Fellowship. He is involved in Converge Mid-Atlantic and the church-planting movement.


Wristbands: Entry fee is $30 and may be purchased online at Wristbands also are available at Hubbard Music, 51 N. Main St., Hubbard; Lion and Lamb Christian Resources, 145 S. Broadway Ave., Salem, and 5555 Youngstown-Warren Road, Niles; Runzo’s Outdoor Sports, U.S. 62, Beloit; Shoppers Choice Marathon, 100 W. Main St., Washingtonville; East Ohio Shooters Supply, state Route 45, Lisbon; Coffee Stop, 102 N. Market St., East Palestine; and Family Christian Bookstore, 463 Boardman-Poland Road, Boardman.

Contact information: 330-427-6578 or 330-303-7165 or email to

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