Influencers National Summit October 19-22, 2017 Shepherd of the Ozarks, Northwest Arkansas Influencers all over the country are invited to our National Summit.  This is our national gathering which has been held in Malibu the past several years.  This year, we can accommodate 350 men and we are moving the event to Northwest Arkansas,… Read More


I write this blog while in my friend’s house in Southern California.  I remained in California longer than planned beyond his wife’s funeral, for there was something I needed to be part of in his life.  Not only are Pete McKenzie and I co-laborers with Influencers, but we have been the closest of friends for… Read More


I was at a wild game dinner years ago. The key speakers were my old football coach Johnny Vaught, and Bear Bryant. I had an opportunity to play for Bear but chose Ole Miss rather than Bama, due to family legacy and such. I’ve always been a fan of Bama, although not a fan of… Read More


Hey guys.  On October 19th we expect about three hundred and fifty men to gather at Shepherd of the Ozarks Retreat Center for three days to worship, fellowship, and enjoy the company of a bunch of Influencers who have gathered from across the nation, and other places in the world.  As in the past we… Read More


I read the following verse this morning and had some thoughts I would like to share with you. Here is the verse:   “Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:38 NIV)   I was reminded of a story that Peter Marshal had written… Read More


NEW WEEKLY GATHERING FOR MEN IN NWA! STARTING TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 Fellow NWA Influencers: We are so excited about all who are discovering an intimate, abiding relationship with Christ and seeing them reproducing their lives into others here in NWA.  There’s exciting momentum as we see Journey groups starting in new churches, corporate boardrooms and… Read More


To Our Influencers Friends and Family: Suzan McKenzie, our dear friend and wife of Pete McKenzie, has gone to be with the Lord.  Six months after being diagnosed with brain cancer, she passed away quietly on Wednesday, August 2, 2017.  Suzan was surrounded by Pete, her children, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, and close friends of the family.… Read More


I came very close to blowing it today. I could feel an uneasy, angry feeling trying to find a place in me. I saw it coming. I knew who it was. I have heard his voice many times, and I have reacted to it more times than I want to admit. It is the voice… Read More


God handcrafted your Sailboat.  He equipped you with everything you need to live this adventure of life.  He’s charted out a course for you.  He’s given you crew members to share the adventure with. What does your Sailboat look like? Can you picture it in your mind right now? Is it a large sailing vessel,… Read More


If we were to return to the beginning of Influencers we would see a simple message from God that deals with a very big question in the Body of Christ. The question is how did Jesus teach us to make disciples, for after all He did tell us to go and make them? I discovered… Read More


In the early years of Influencers, one of our founders, Tony Elliott, was having an extended time with the Lord, and he heard God say, “Write this Down”.  His thoughts were guided toward his concerns for this ministry and areas where it could get led away from God’s purposes.  These words have come to be… Read More