Ultimate Fighting, MMA Champion
Nate Marquardt is a Christian that has competed as an athlete in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) since 1999. He is currently fighting in the UFC since 2004. He wants to use his experience and popularity in MMA for sports ministry and other ministries in order to teach and spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ locally and worldwide. Although Nate was raised as a Christian it wasn't until 2013, when God lead him to and through some adversity causing him to surrender his life to Jesus fully as his Saviour.
Nate began his training in the martial arts as a teenager, studying the disciplines of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing, and Kenpo under instructor Alastair McNiven. After 3 years he was also training under BJJ expert, Ricardo Murgel, whom he now has a 2nd-degree black belt under, and he also started training Freestyle Wrestling. Marquardt has also trained with Sanae Kikuta and the Grabaka Dojo in Tokyo, Japan, under Shane Pitts who gave Nate a black belt in Japanese Ju-Jitsu, and under Mike VanArsdale at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado and many other coaches including Greg Jackson, Firas Zahabi, Trevor Wittman, Loren Landow, Bryan Youngs, and Jake Ramos.
Nate first won the Pancrase Middleweight title in 2000. At the time, he was the youngest fighter to ever own the title "King of Pancrase." Marquardt fought in Pancrase until 2005 and won 7 title fights in the process. Nate left Pancrase as the champion to pursue his dream of fighting the best fighters in the world. Nate has acquired wins in the UFC over top fighters such as Wilson Gouveia (KO), Demian Maia (KO), Jeremy Horn (Sub), Dean Lister (Dec), Martin Kampman (KO), Joe Doerkson (Dec), Ivan Salaverry (Dec), Rousimar Palhares (KO), Dan Miller (Dec) and more. Nate signed with Strikeforce in early 2012 and won the Welterweight world title defeating previously undefeated Tyron Woodley by knockout.
Marquardt signed back with the UFC at Middleweight in 2014. Since he has wins against James Te Huna (Sub), CB Dollaway (KO) and Tamdan McCrory (KO). Nate currently trains at Genesis Training Center in Arvada Colorado under Trevor Wittman.
April 8-9, 2016 @ Capital City Church
April 8 from 7 pm - 9:15 pm and
April 9 from 8 am - 3:00 pm
ROUND TWO: THE TRAINERS
(aka The Speakers)
Pastor Ted Yuke
Pastor Emeritus of Rock Church
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia
Ted Yuke was raised in Western Canada as a Pastor's kid. Ted graduated from Central Pentecostal Bible College in 1970. Pastor Ted and his wife Gloria accepted a call to become Youth Pastor under his Father in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia. In 1971, Pastor Ted and Gloria, along with his brother Paul and family, answered God's call to found and build a church in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. Pastor Ted and Gloria, along with half a dozen families, were called to do great things in the starting the first Full Gospel church located in Lower Sackville. The church became known as Rock Church. Reaching across denominational barriers, Rock Church saw great growth, both physically and spiritually in its early years. Rock Church continues to be a growing and passionate family of believers with godly influence both locally in Lower Sackville, and around the world.
After 38 years as the Lead Pastor of Rock Church, Pastor Ted successfully transitioned out of the Lead Pastor position, which allowed him to step into the role of a spiritual father and an encouraging minister to many pastors and church leaders in North America and around the world. Pastor Ted is passionate to see renewed hunger for the Holy Spirit to empower the church to become all that God intended it to be.
Pastor Ted will inspire you with his illustrative, dramatic and vivid messages that speak directly to the issues of the day. Pastor Ted is sought out with invitations to speak at pastor's conferences, men's conferences, and seminars around the world.
Pastor Ted and Gloria have one son, Tim. Tim and his wife Marni have three children, a daughter named Liberty and two sons named Lincoln and Levi, who reside in Metro Halifax.
Pastor Mike Welch
Capital City Church
Since 1989, Pastor Mike has been diligently following God and helping
people do the same. He grew up in a family with a sense of purpose, drive, & determination. His father, Douglas Welch, was an Anglican minister who had a passionate love for God & a desire to help people. These character traits are very evident in Mike’s life today.
It was in 1986, that he met the love of his life, Lynda. They opened a restaurant in the early 90’s, and this is where it all began - Bible studies, prayer meetings, & Men’s Full Gospel meetings all become routine at the Junction Family Restaurant. They soon decided they wanted something more, and that’s when both of them decided to go to Bible School. Between 1st & 2nd year, Mike & his family went on a summer mission to Longlac, Ontario to pastor a church in the community. Mike graduated with a Christian Ministry Diploma and was immediately sent off to Guelph, Ontario to pastor his 1st church. Him & his family were there for over 3 years and saw many people give their lives to Christ as a result of their work. They were very involved in the city of Guelph, and volunteered alot of their time with inner-city youth & adults. In 1999, Mike then got commissioned to Ottawa, Ontario where they now reside and he is the Lead Pastor at Capital City Church. Mike is ordained by Open Bible Faith Fellowship, and is a board of director for OBFF.
Mike has always had a love for toys that have an engine & gas. He enjoys spending time on his Harley, whether he’s going on a tour with Chariots of Light or Lynda & him are going out for a coffee. He appreciates quality family time spent with his wife, daughter & son-in-law, and He loves the annual Welch brothers cottage trip. He also enjoys going for daily walks with his dog. And he definitely delights in all things chocolate! His life motto is, Simplify.
Worship & Campus Pastor
Bobby is a Husband, Father & Pastor, but most of all he is a passionate disciple of Jesus Christ. Growing up with a passion for worship & song, he has dedicated his life to worshiping God with his whole heart and leading others to do the same. He is a campus pastor at Lifecentre in Ottawa, overseeing their Blackburn Hamlet Campus.
We want to take the time to thank the following Gold Sponsors for this year's conference (Your care and support are invaluable):
April 7-8, 2017 @ Capital City Church
Friday April 7: 7pm - 9:15pm (doors open at 6)
Saturday April 8: 8am - 3:30pm (doors open at 7am)
To Register for the conference, please click on the button below:
Included with your registration, a catered lunch will be provided once again by Pita Pit Ottawa
Welcome to the 2017 Armour Up Info page. We are pleased and excited to announce our next Armour Up Conference, and we hope you won't miss it. This year is shaping up to be our best conference yet.
During the conference, Jericho Road Ministries will be once again accepting donations of cash, clothing, non-perishable food, gift cards, as well as all proceeds from the cafe.
For all those who purchased tickets during the early-bird time frame, you have been entered into a draw to win a pair of UFC certified gloves, signed by our conference guest and speaker, the one and only Nate Marquardt.
Also, a big thank you to our corporate level sponsors:
ROUND ONE: THE FOCUS
ROUND THREE: THE RESULTS
(aka The Moment)
One of the greatest purposes of these conferences, is that we, as brothers, friends, and fellow followers of Jesus Christ, do whatever we can do help to encourage, to equip, and to cheer you on in your effort to be all of the man, husband, father, and friend that God intends for you to be. So in order to begin achieving and seeing some solid and positive results in your life, during this conference, you will learn that:
1. The Focus must begin and end on an acceptance and acknowledgment of The Message.
The Message from God's Word calls us to "Fight the GOOD fight"
This does NOT include such things as
Starting or finishing a fight that is not ours to start or finish (Ephesians 6:12, Romans 12:17-19)
Fighting on our own when it is clear that we need His help (Isaiah 41:10, Jeremiah 29:11)
Giving up (Galatians 6:9, Joshua 1:9, Hebrews 12:1-3)
2. The Trainers are all those who have a good influence, Godly authority, wisdom, and eternal purposes to help, encourage and guide you through preparation and prayer throughout the fight.
3. The Results are many, with each result bearing down on our soul, leading us to an ongoing strength, courage, endurance and faith to seize and to thank God for The Moment.
** PLEASE NOTE **
As an encouragement and a gift, within 4-6 weeks after the conference, we will make all of the session video messages and photos available here on our website in this section. Check back later for more details. **PLEASE NOTE**
As well, we say thank you to all of our event level sponsors:
The Ottawa PointMen Ministry is excited to share the following announcement regarding
The Armour Up 2017 Battle Ready Men's Conference - April 7-8:
One of our Special Guest Speakers - Ultimate Fighting MMA Champion Nate "The Great" Marquardt will be present at an open autograph session Thursday April 6 2017 @7:30pm.
74 Blvd Greber Gatineau QC J8T3P8
If you have ANY questions, concerns, or difficulties registering, please don't hesitate to contact either Sean Davis by email or cell phone at 613-859-1866 and , or alternatively you can reach the web administrator and leadership team member Jared Grover at 613-304-9594 and .
IMPORTANT NOTE: Registration will close at 6pm on Friday night. If you miss the cutoff, please note that we WILL still accept walk-in registrations, so please still join us. We look forward to having you.