COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — Pastor Tommy Barnett has joined the pastoral advisory board of Promise Keepers (PK). Founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, PK is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today’s broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities.

Tommy Barnett is the global pastor of Dream City Church in Phoenix, Arizona, one of the largest churches in America. He is the founder, with his son, Matthew, of the Los Angeles Dream Center, as well as the chancellor of Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida, and the former chancellor of Grand Canyon University in Phoenix. Tommy and his wife Marja have three children — Luke, Matthew and Kristie — seven grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Barnett had this to say about Promise Keepers:

“Throughout my life, God has continually inspired me to dream bigger, reach higher, and trust Him for far more than I could imagine. He’s done that by driving me to these two questions: “What if?” and “Why not?”

“When I think about the men of America, I think, ‘What if the men of our country were sold out to God?’ ‘What if they were the husbands and fathers God empowered them to be?’ ‘What if they stood without fear for righteousness and truth in their churches, communities and companies?’ Central to seeing that kind of uprising of men is Promise Keepers. It’s the missing link between ‘what if’ and ‘why not’ for men, and I’m convinced that more than ever, we’re going to see God do amazing things through Promise Keepers.”

Ken Harrison, CEO of Promise Keepers, had this to say about Barnett joining the pastoral advisory board of Promise Keepers:

“Throughout his life, Tommy has been focused on God’s clear call to find a need and fill it, to find a hurt and heal it. Today there is no greater need in our society than for men to band together and encourage each other to become authentic men of God. And there are no greater hurts to marriages, families, and communities than those which occur when men fail to live as real men of God. Tommy’s insight will be critical as we seek to meet the needs of more men in more ways than ever before.”


Founded in 1990 by Coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is one of the most significant movements of God in the history of the church. In 1997 alone, Promise Keepers packed 22 NFL stadiums and gathered 1 million men for Stand in the Gap: A Sacred Assembly of Men at the National Mall in the District of Columbia.

On July 16-17, 2021, 80,000 men are expected to gather from across America and around the world at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home of the Dallas Cowboys, for its annual stadium event.

The organization’s mission is to empower men to live out their God-given identity and purpose today and destiny tomorrow by serving their homes, workplaces and communities with integrity and influence.