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The message of Jesus awaits. This isn’t hope and life found in religion, this is hope and life found in a relationship. Now more than ever, we believe God is drawing the next generation together to discover the power and purpose found in a relationship with Jesus. Hope in Jesus leads to life without end.

Join us in Houston, Texas on June 1-3, 2022 as youth and young adults gather from all over the world to encounter the hope and life found in Jesus Christ. We believe this will be an unforgettable moment together that will leave us forever different—better than we were before!


Elevation Rhythm

Elevation Rhythm

Elevation Rhythm is a collective of artists and songwriters whose goal is to push the boundaries of how worship looks and sounds. Elevation Rhythm was formed to serve the ministry of Elevation Youth and is a part of Elevation Worship Records. Their single, “Never Walk Away” claimed the #1 spot on Billboard’s Christian Music Hot AC / CHR chart. The group blends worship, pop, and R&B creating a unique sound that will be showcased in their upcoming release in early 2022.

Bianca Olthoff

Bianca Olthoff

Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a bible-teaching, word-slanging MexiRican who is passionate about raising up a generation of people passionate about Jesus Christ. As an author and speaker, she knows the power of words and wields them wisely.

As a church planter and leader, she is committed to proclaiming the gospel domestically and internationally. For more information, follow along on social media or visit

Andy Mineo

Andy Mineo

New York native Andy Mineo is a hip hop recording artist known for his reflective lyricism. His sophomore album, Uncomfortable, became the No. 1 Independent record in the country and delivered a No. 3 and No.10 position on Billboardʼs Hip Hop and Top 200 album charts, respectively. Mineo headlined the Uncomfortable Tour, a 52-city tour which sold out legendary venues across America and in Europe. He has appeared on Sirius XMʼs Sway In The Morning, MTV, and his colossal hit "You Canʼt Stop Me" won an ESPN Whammy Award for MLBʼs Top Walk Up Song. Andy Mineo carries his music beyond through scripting, producing and directing many of his own music videos. He also created a 3-season webseries on YouTube called "Saturday Morning Car-Tunez" which garnered over 1M views and gave fans a glimpse into his creative process and personal life. Beyond the critical adulation, he is a born communicator with comedic timing who has become a social media juggernaut with an audience of over 1.3M and growing

Devante Tidwell

DeVante Tidwell

DeVante Tidwell currently serves as the Youth Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX under Pastors Joel & Victoria Osteen. He has spent nearly a decade using his unique gift of communication to effectively bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to believers and nonbelievers around the world.

Through his powerful preaching style he is able to partner humor and humility with challenging truths, motivating listeners to accept the transformational wisdom that comes from Scripture.

He and his wife, Stefanee have been married for four years and recently welcomed their first child, Tai, into the family!

Serena Gonzalez

Serena Gonzalez

Serena serves as the Next Gen Young Adult Pastor at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX. Her experience in ministry spans over 15 years. Serena earned her Bachelors of Science in Marketing and Masters of Business Administration and has worked in various settings from the corporate world to film and television, which has given her a unique perspective on life.

If there is one thing Serena is most passionate about, it is inspiring the Next Generation to rise up to be all who God has called and created them to be.




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Frequently asked questions

Hope and Life Conference is a free gathering designed to reach youth and young adults all over the world with the hope and life found in Jesus Christ.

Childcare is free and available on Wednesday night. We will have childcare for children up to 12 years.

We will have food available to purchase after service on Friday night, so come ready to hang out and enjoy good food.

Yes! Follow Lakewood NextGen on social media for updates and information @lakewoodnxt

Free parking is available beginning at 6:00pm in the Greenway Plaza garages located adjacent to Lakewood Church. Click here to get directions and download our printable parking guide.

Yes! We love our online family! You can be a part of the conference on the Lakewood Church website or on any of our channels:


Receive sneak peeks and email updates when you register for the conference. You can also connect with one of our team members by emailing


The Leadership Connect will be during the Hope and Life Conference on June 3rd from 10am-1pm.

Any leader in ministry who serves in youth or young adult ministry. You can be staff or volunteer leader, but we prefer to speak to gather leaders for the next generation.

We plan to discuss what helps us better lead the next generation of youth and young adults. There will also be an anonymous Q/A; please bring relevant questions.

Yes, we will have light breakfast items and a free lunch provided.

When you click on the link to register, select the drop down that says “I am attending as a Pastor/Church Leader” to enter your information to register for Leadership Connect.

Free! Our heart is to be a blessing to you and leaders of the next generation. Sign up ASAP because registration is first come, first served.

You can email to see if there might be any extra space. Sign up is first come first served for this free event.



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