Ohio Christian Men's Fellowship

Get Out Of The Boat

September 9th & 10th 2022

"Ohio men of God reaching within each other and beyond to others! Reaching out sharing the Gospel. What Go has done is doing and will do! No words can really express"

~ Jim Gilley

"The Ohio Church of God Men’s event has been a blessing to me and my congregation. Men have been challenged and encouraged there the many years. Coming to Christ having their lives changed forever, has always been the final goal. You’ll feel the power and love of"

~ Rev. Woodrow Wilson

"This men's retreat has been life-changing to my spiritual life. It is always a well-needed refreshing weekend getaway to fellowship with a group of guys who can encourage and lift you up."

~ Joe

"A friend went with me to the men’s retreat. During the retreat, he recommitted his life to Christ. Shortly after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His renewed faith gave him the strength to face the suffering with amazing grace."

~ Les Bowers

"My name is Jerry Poland have been associated with the Ohio Men’s Retreat since its inception in 1976. I am “sold out” to the men of Ohio and for what it has done and changed for so many men in Ohio and other states. God has blessed this organization beyond what we thought it would do. We have been blessed with top-notch speakers, music, and Christian programs. I would challenge any man or boy to come and experience what God can do for you."

~ Jerry S. Pol

"I am part of 3 generations attending the Ox Roast event. I and my family has grown in the Lord and have learned to have a better relationship with Jesus"

~ Bobby Rose

"This event is an amazing time for fun and fellowship with men who truly have a love for God. I have been attending this fellowship for the last 8 years. The positive support and uplifting atmosphere is something that cannot be described without actually being there. It’s a blessing above and beyond anything imaginable."

~ Chad Knight

Our Story

When the Ohio Church of God Men's ministry began in 1976, the members had a vision for all men in Ohio. They would seek to live out the message and ministry of reconciliation through corporate fellowship and mission by the grace of God. For many years, the men's ministry hosted a spiritual retreat known as the Ohio Men’s Ox Roast. Today, the fellowship, mission, and retreat continue as the Ohio Christian Men's Fellowship.

The Ohio Christian Men's Fellowship is an event, in which Christian men gather to engage in fellowship with one another. This event has many different activities that younger and older men can enjoy. The event is broken into two days of activities with cabin accommodations included. Friday is the lighter of the two days and offers a more relaxed schedule. The highlights of Friday include the annual fishing tournament and the evening bonfire and hotdog roast. Saturday has a packed schedule that includes: three meals, devotional sessions, a sermon from an accomplished Christian speaker, worship with professional musicians, athletic tournaments, and loads of recreational activities such as hiking, fishing, horseshoes, and cornhole. The Ohio Christian Men's Fellowship is a time for men to grow in their faith, meet and fellowship with brothers in Christ, and invite others in your life to experience the love of Jesus Christ.

Through the Ohio Christian Men's Fellowship, Christian men across the state of Ohio have raised money for ministry outreach and challenged countless numbers of men and boys to serve the Lord. The OCGM council meets multiple times per year, under President Lance Rose, to plan the annual retreat and to continue the fellowship.

"23 After he had dismissed them, he went up on a mountainside by himself to pray. Later that night, he was there alone, 24 and the boat was already a considerable distance from land, buffeted by the waves because the wind was against it. 25 Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” 29 “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” 31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” 32 And when they climbed into the boat, the wind died down. 33 Then those who were in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”” ~ Matthew 14: 23-33