Avoid complacency, NFL quarterback Colt McCoy tells Men's Rally crowd


Over the past several years, Roy Stacy has undergone personal and spiritual growth, formed lifelong friends and developed new ways to enhance his relationships with his four daughters and five grandchildren.

“It’s changed the person I am in general and helped me get better in touch with my spiritual side,” the Leetonia man said during Saturday’s ninth annual Men’s Rally in the Valley at the Covelli Centre downtown.

“Once you change spiritually, not only do you change your life, but you change the lives of the people you come in contact with.”

Stacy, who is part of a group called Men of Faith, which is a conglomeration of churches that offers spiritual guidance, also was among a few thousand men and women who came to the seven-hour Christian-based event, themed “Strong and Courageous.”

The religious gathering featured five speakers, including Washington Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy and businessman and author Todd Gongwer, as well as musical performances, and was to provide attendees with positive messages to help them strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ and improve their relationships with family and others, noted Walter “Bing” Newton, a main organizer. The importance of this year’s rally was magnified by the large number of high-profile school shootings and other recent acts of violence in the U.S., he said.

Read more about the event in Sunday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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