The Awakening Black Hills Men's Conference

A Great Time with Other Men - Equipping & Encouraging

The Awakening Black Hills Men's Conference is a one-day event held in Sturgis, South Dakota.
Men from all over the Black Hills are encouraged to attend to recharge and refocus.


Included in the program:

Time for Worship




Gift Book
"Know the Covering"

Keynote Speakers
Cliff Graham
Cliff Graham
Five Stones Media
Author of "Lion of War" Series

Cliff Graham is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who develops transmedia entertainment content based on the Bible. He received his undergraduate degree at Black Hills State University and did his graduate studies at Liberty Theological Seminary.

Cliff spent thirteen years in the United States army as an enlisted soldier, company grade officer, and chaplain. He completed the United States Army Military Police School, the Reserve Officer Training Corps, and the United States Army Chaplain Officer Course.

In civilian life, Cliff has been a pastor’s son, a youth pastor, an associate pastor, and a teaching pastor at various churches over the years.

Cliff’s novel series “Lion of War,” about the battles of King David, is being produced as a major motion picture franchise.

Michael Alstiel
Michael Alstiel
Know the Covering Ministries
Co-Author of "Cover Me"

Michael Altstiel is a man passionately devoted to the many roles God has placed in his life. He is a Counselor, Teacher, Speaker, Husband, Father, Son, Friend, and Co-Author. He is one of the founders of Know the Covering Ministries. He loves hiking, skiing, camping, cliff jumping, scuba-diving, music, reading, traveling and time with family and friends.

Michael was born and raised in South Dakota. He graduated from Colorado Christian University in 1998 with a BS in Biology and a minor in Psychology and Biblical Studies. Upon graduation, he trained and Counseled at Christian Life Ministries (CLM) from 1998-2013. In early 2013 Michael answered the full-time call as Executive Director of Know the Covering.
His heart comes fully alive studying God’s Word and journeying with fellow warriors. Michael is deeply convicted that God has designed man with an imbedded need for Kavode (glory). If this “glory” is found through fierce dependency on Jesus… they will be great leaders in their homes, community and their spheres of influence.

He is committed to working out this dependency first in his own home with his best friend and “Queen”, Leah, and their three children (1 Timothy 3:12). He desires his life to bring glory to his King alone and to be a testimony of His love, His strength and His honor in the lives of today’s man.


The Awakening Black Hills Men's Conference in partnership with
Summit Open Bible Church, Bighorn Canyon Community Church, Family Heritage Alliance, KSLT, KLMP, The POINT,
TotalKayoss Web & Graphic Design, Prairie Family Church, Sturgis Holiday Inn Express, Simpson's Printing, and Men of Promise and Purpose.

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