Promise Keepers

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The Promise Keepers (PK) originated in 1990 with "Bill McCartney, then football coach for the University of Colorado, and Dave Wardell, Ph.D."[1]

According to the PK web site, "In July 1990 seventy-two friends and associates of the core group gathered at Boulder Valley Christian Church to discuss a conference for the men of Colorado. The name Promise Keepers evolved out of Coach Mac's messages given to a number of churches along the Front Range of Colorado. His theme was "personal integrity." ... A board of directors was developed, and Promise Keepers was incorporated in the state of Colorado in December of 1990."

"On March 20, 1990, Promise Keepers was created. Later that year in July, seventy-two men began the group with a meeting. The first conference was held at the University of Colorado at Boulder in July, 1991. 4,200 men attended. Two years later at the third conference, the attendance reached 50,000 and filled Folsom Stadium in Boulder. The following year Promise Keepers filled stadiums in seven cities with an attendance of almost a quarter of a million. Over the next four years more than two million men attended Promise Keeper rallies in fifty rallies in stadiums across the country. An additional 700,000 were predicted to attend the 'Standing in the Gap' rally on the Washington Mall on October 4, 1997. This rapid growth in attendance at rallies makes Promise Keepers the fastest growing religious movement in the United States."[2]


Promise Keepers
P.O. Box 18376
Boulder, CO 80308
Phone: 303/421-2800
FAX 303/421-2918

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