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The Men in the Arena podcast is designed for Christian men in the stress bubble of life: married, with kids, building your career and trying to follow God and lead your family well. We'll help you become your best version, equipping you to honor God in your marriage, parenting, work, church and community!

Monday's podcast is a high-octane interview with an expert in the realm of masculinity and Christian manhood, with authors like John Eldredge, Gary Chapman, Gene Getz, Patrick Morely, and Emerson Eggerich. We read their books and boil down their teachings into a powerful interview to help you learn from their expertise.

Thursday's podcast is Equipping Men in Ten - a ten-minute, laser-focused teaching from Jim Ramos to help you become your best version of a man.

Your host is bestselling author and speaker Jim Ramos. Jim has authored 9 books, including the bestseller 'Strong Men Dangerous Times: 5 Essentials Every Man Must Possess to Change His World', 'Tell Them: What Great Fathers Tell Their Sons and Daughters', ‘The Field Guide: A Bathroom Book for Men’, and the 5-book Strong Men Study Guide men's small group curriculum. Jim's high-energy storytelling and conviction will call you out, build you up, and motivate you to change.

The Men in the Arena are calling you into the Arena of manhood. We're calling you out of the faceless, nameless bleachers, and calling you UP to be the best version of you. Because when a man gets it, everyone wins.

Jun 14, 2018

JT McCraw began working when he was just nine years old. In those days, he picked up scraps for his dad who was a professional tradesman and small business owner. Years later, JT would rise to become one of Nashville’s premier upscale custom home builders.  His clients ranged from executives to professional athletes to entertainment stars.  As a third-generation construction professional, JT built his reputation on his innate ability to collaborate with architects, engineers and designers and produce stunning high-quality products. He was also known as an industry leader who could transform complex issues into simple, innovative solutions.     

Though JT was externally successful in those years, his personal life was slowly eroding and eventually collapsed.  It was then he began painstakingly learning the valuable lessons of noble manhood. He then underwent his own personal “manhood renovation.”   


Today, JT is the founder of the BE MEN Movement and is one of the leading men’s ministers in the United States. He has traveled around the globe teaching men what he learned during his dark days of personal crisis.  He also demonstrates how to build high quality noble manhood into the lives of men by drawing from his years as a successful builder.  He's also in process of becoming a certified speaker, trainer and coach with the John Maxwell Team. 

JT has been married to Shelley for twenty-six years and has five children. He spends his spare time doing projects around his home, riding motorcycles, hunting, and continuing his ongoing search for the best brisket in the nation.