New ‘Stand Up and Fight’ Video Reveals Benghazi Hero’s Spiritual Battle  

After defending lives at the Battle of Benghazi, former special operative contractor Mark “Oz” Geist, not only had to deal with physical recovery from severe wounds, but had to fight to recover from emotional and spiritual wounds as well.


In a new program video, Stand Up and Fight, by Every Man Ministries and produced by One Ten Pictures, released on Friday, Geist talks with founder Kenny Luck and co-host Anthony Dever about how he battled the spiritual war confronting him during and after his assignment in the Middle East.

Geist, who was contracted by the U.S. to help protect diplomatic personnel inside Libya, not only gave the program hosts a detailed account of the Battle of Benghazi in which he was hit and wounded by three different IEDs landing within 15 feet of him, but shares how his survival and that of others could only be described as divine intervention by God.

Known by his fellow warriors as “Oz,” he gave remarkable details during the exclusive interview of the battle from his perspective, one that includes being part of the Global Response Staff (GRS) that was told to “stand down.” While Oz and the team were unable to save the lives of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three others, many lives were saved on the night members of Ansar al-Sharia attacked the American diplomatic compound and CIA annex in Benghazi.

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Pastor and author, Kenny Luck, said he is excited for listeners to hear from Geist, firsthand through the Stand Up and Fight program video, something more meaningful than sound bites often driven by political spin.

“What differentiates this interview from most coverage the public has seen or heard reported about The Battle of Benghazi is the discussion of the transcendent ‘meta-themes’ of freedom, sacrifice, and the high cost of liberty in any form,” Luck said. “In today’s culture, events such as Benghazi get chopped up and parsed out to the media hyenas which, in turn, gets over-politicized and sound-bited.”

Luck said the interview with Geist, who co-authored the book 13 Hours: The Inside Account Of What Really Happened In Benghazi which later became the premise of a movie, goes even deeper towards revealing “transcendent philosophical and spiritual themes that are allowed to  burst through in a truthful and refreshing way.”

In conjunction with the release of the Stand Up and Fight video, Every Man Ministries is offering a special promotional discount of 15% off resources that utilize Kenny Luck’s book, FIGHT.

“Many men ignore the dangerous spiritual war surrounding them. And that willing surrender ensures the total destruction of all they hold dear. This eight-session study can help men respond to the fight with boldness and duty. The DVD Leader Kit will equip men—in a devotional setting, accountability partner setting, and in group-to do spiritual battle with the enemy. This includes recognizing the deceptions about doing true spiritual battle, realizing the roles men play at the front lines, and rescuing the captives from the enemy’s stronghold,” Luck states.

To watch the captivating interview with Mark Geist in Stand Up and Fight simply go to the homepage of Every Man Ministries ( ). To take advantage of the discount (ends July 5, 2017) on the FIGHT book and curriculum, go to EMM’s class resources page, and use the promo code “fight15”.

“Stand Up and Fight” was produced by Every Man Ministries in association with One Ten Pictures, Executive Producer Jeremy Gant. Press and media contact, Anthony Dever,



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