The Men’s Ministry of Fourth Presbyterian Church exists to help men grow in the Lord Jesus Christ by studying the Word of God in fellowship with others.


2023 Men’s Retreat | March 10-12

photo of Derek Rishmawy

Derek Rishmawy

  • Theme: Our God Is a Consuming Fire: The Holiness of God
  • Dates: Friday, March 10 – Sunday, March 12, 2023
  • Location: Sandy Cove Retreat Center, 60 Sandy Cove Rd, North East, MD 21901

Brothers, we warmly invite you to the 2023 Men’s Retreat at Sandy Cove. This year we’ve asked a brilliant, young minister named Derek Rishmawy to come preach to us about the holiness of God, and we think you’re going to love hearing the messages he will bring. As always the retreat also includes time for wonderful fellowship, opportunities to meet new friends and strengthen old ones, sports inside and outside, the chance to explore surrounding areas on hikes, and of course, time to rest. So please come join us. Bring friends along with you. We think you’ll love what’s planned.

Our Speaker
Derek Rishmawy is the Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) campus minister at University of California Irvine and a PhD candidate at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He and his wife McKenna have a son named Constantine and a daughter named Cate, both under the age of 2. In his free time Derek mostly likes spending time with his family, reading, grilling in the backyard with friends, watching old Batman cartoons, and doing a little bit of writing on the side. Get to know Derek by following him on Twitter @DZRishmawy, listening to the Mere Fidelity podcast (, or reading his posts on The Gospel Coalition and his column in Christianity Today.

Room Rates

  • Single – 1 to a room – $366.00
  • Double – 2 to a room – $225.00
  • Triple – 3 to a room – $ 198.00
  • Quad – 4 to a room – $ 178.00
  • Day Only – $155.00



Men’s Proverbs Study | Steve Liston & Richard Morris

Mondays, 8 p.m. | Online
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” – Proverbs 27:17
Men of all ages are invited to join this informal study of Proverbs, chapter by chapter, spurring fellowship and deepening our engagement with God’s Word. Email Steve Liston for the Zoom link and other information.

Men’s Breakfasts

Reclaiming Lost Virtues | Dr. Todd M. Smedley | Upper Room | 6:30 a.m.
January 24, February 14 and 28, March 7 and 21, April 25, May 9
Men of all ages are invited to gather to share praises, prayer needs, and fellowship over a hot breakfast as Dr. Smedley teaches from the Scriptures. Cost is $5.00. No reservations are required. Email for more information.


2022 Men’s Conference | Dr. Todd M. Smedley | “The Wisdom of the Ages for Living in a Warped Age”
Download or listen to message audio from November 12, 2022
Wisdom’s Autobiography – Proverbs 8
Two Ladies-Two Invitations – Proverbs 9:1-18

2021 Men’s Conference | Dr. Robert Norris | “The Lord Uses Men”
Message audio from November 20, 2021
The Man God Called – Acts 8:5-8
The Coming of the Holy Spirit – Acts 8:15-16
The Importance of the Individual – Acts 8:26-27