Keynote Highlight 2019: Col. Art Athens, US Marine Corps (Ret.)

Keynote Highlight 2019: Col. Art Athens, US Marine Corps (Ret.)

Art Athens, Keynote Speaker for The Noble Man Tidewater on October 26, 2019

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

This is the verse that has been speaking to one of our keynote speakers for The Noble Man Tidewater Conference! It’s time to introduce you to Col. Art Athens!

Col. Athens will be leading one of the main sessions during this year’s Roanoke conference and will also be conducting a workshop title, “From the Mountain Top to the Valley Below.” Col. Athens will share how the Lord expects us to not just enjoy our times on the mountaintop with Him, but to serve those in the valley below.

“God designed man to have a leadership role in the world, I want to help men fulfill this role in a godly manner.”

Col. Athen’s own discipleship journey started with one man, Pastor Dick Woodward. He also notes General John Grinalds, USMC (Ret.) as one of the heroes in his life.

“I met Pastor Woodward through my father-in-law and Pastor Woodward’s Mini Bible College would have a significant impact on my walk with the Lord.”

We asked Col. Athens what his favorite book to give to others was and apparently, he gives a way a lot of books!

“My favorite to give to intellectually deep “seekers” is C.S. Lewis’ Mere Christianity.”

Presently, he’s reading Civility by Stephen Carter.

“[It’s] a great reminder of how civility is where ethics meets every day life.”

As for the man he most identifies with in scripture, Col. Athens had to say Daniel. Like Daniel, he’s “trying to lead well in Babylon.”

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*This article was originally posted for the Spring 2019 Noble Man Conference Season