Sarah Jakes Roberts is redefining what it means to be a modern woman of faith. Her messages spread throughout the world defying cultural, religious, gender, and socio-economic boundaries. Whether through her bestselling books or viral messages, it only takes a few minutes of connecting with her to understand why she becomes an instant favorite. Sarah has a unique way of reaching people who are seeking to make peace with their past, maximize their present, and deepen their relationship with God.
Alongside her husband, Touré Roberts, she co-pastors The Potter's House at One LA and The Potter's House Denver. With her down to earth personality, contemporary style, and revelatory messages there's no question why she is an emerging thought leader for this generation, yet her growing influence came by surprise.
Sarah has received many honors, including being celebrated as a National Overcomer by Pat and Emmitt Smith Charities in partnership with Good Morning America co-host, Robin Roberts. Sarah has also been featured in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Dr. Phil, Essence, The Associated Press, and The 700 Club. A naturally gifted scholar, Sarah graduated high school in the top ten percent of her class and in the nation at the age of sixteen and attended Texas Christian University, where she studied journalism. Of all her accomplishments Sarah is most proud of the life she and her husband, Touré, have built together. Together they have six beautiful children and split their time between Los Angeles, CA and Denver, CO.
Katherine & Jay Wolf are communicators and advocates. They married and moved to Los Angeles to pursue careers in law and the entertainment industry. Their son, James was born in 2007, and six months later Katherine’s life nearly ended with a catastrophic stroke. Miraculously, she survived and continues her recovery to this day, including having a miracle baby, John in 2015. Katherine and Jay have shared their journey of steadfast hope through their books, Hope Heals and Suffer Strong, and at speaking events both live and online before millions. Together, they founded Hope Heals camp, a community for families with disabilities like them. Katherine, Jay and their two sons live in the Atlanta area.
Derwin L. Gray is the founding and Lead Pastor of Transformation Church , a multiethnic, multigenerational, mission-shaped community in Indian Land, South Carolina, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Gray met his wife, Vicki, at Brigham Young University (BYU). They have been married since 1992 and have two adult children. After graduating from BYU, he played professional football in the National Football League for five years with the Indianapolis Colts (1993-1997) and one year with the Carolina Panthers (1998).
In 2008, Gray graduated from Southern Evangelical Seminary magna cum laude, with a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Apologetics, where he was mentored by renowned theologian and philosopher Dr. Norman Geisler. In 2018, Gray received his Doctor of Ministry in the New Testament in Context at Northern Seminary under Dr. Scot McKnight. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Southern Evangelical Seminary.
Gray is the best-selling author of The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches About Finding True Happiness, as well as Building a Multiethnic Church: A Gospel Vision of Love, Grace, and Reconciliation in a Divided World (formerly titled The High-Definition Leader), Hero: Unleashing God’s Power in a Man’s Heart, and Limitless Life: You Are More Than Your Past When God Holds Your Future.
Dave and Ashley Willis are pastors, authors and hosts of The Naked Marriage Podcast which is currently the world’s most downloaded Christian marriage podcast. They serve as part of the team at XO Marriage which is the largest marriage-focused ministry in the USA. Dave and Ashley live with their four young sons and a rescue dog near Augusta, GA. For additional information, please visit www.DaveAnd AshleyWillis.com
Clayton and Ashlee have been married for over 25 years and have 3 children. They have been on staff at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas since 2004 where they currently serve as the Marriage Pastors. For many years Clayton and Ashlee struggled in their marriage not understanding how to have a successful union the way God intended. As they began to work on their marriage by focusing on how to love and communicate with each other more effectively, their relationship became stronger.
Clayton and Ashlee don’t have a perfect marriage but today they have a strong marriage and have a passion to help others. At Lakewood Church, they lead pre-marriage and marriage classes, marriage life groups, and marriage retreats that have hundreds of couples participating regularly. For the last few years, they have hosted Lakewood’s Spark Marriage Conference with thousands of couples from around the world in attendance. They are the authors of a marriage book called Hope For Your Marriage.