Spark 2023

Hope X Life Conference

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What is revival? How do I make an impact in my world? In order for God to revive something, it must first exist. 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 for a powerful purpose.

Join us in Houston, Texas on June 21st -23rd as youth and young adults gather from all over the world to encounter the hope and life found in Jesus Christ. Registration is FREE. This this will be an unforgettable moment together that will leave us forever different—better than we were before!



Serena Gonzalez

Serena Varghese Gonzalez currently serves as the Young Adult Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, TX under Pastors Joel & Victoria Osteen. After earning her MBA, she went on to work in a variety of settings, from the corporate world to film & television. Having seen life from multiple angles, Serena brings a unique perspective to ministry spanning over 15 years.

While her talents and interests are spread across many areas, Serena is most passionate about inspiring people to be all God has created them to be. She is a gifted minister with the ability to connect with people of all walks of life and has a true heart for God.

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.

Jabin Chavez

Jabin Chavez Ministries is a multi-cultural and multi-generational ministry that is helping lead people to Jesus around the world. For years, Jabin has been a highly sought-after communicator and worship leader whose relevant, humorous and prophetic ministry has been a blessing to the body of Christ. He has a great passion for the local church and has worked in many dynamic positions on church teams including: Worship Pastor, Youth and Young Adult Pastor, Intern Director, Creative Director and janitor!

Jabin and his wife Shanen lead City Light Church in Las Vegas, Nevada; a thriving, young church that began in early 2018. Leading City Light is their greatest love and passion, and they are honored to serve Las Vegas and reach the city with the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tim Ross

Tim Ross is a podcaster, influencer, author, and preacher. Since giving his life to Jesus on January 14, 1996, Tim has traveled the world speaking, leading, strategizing, and helping people bring the message, love, and hope of Jesus Christ to all humanity.

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 showcases through their latest releases.

Lakewood Music

Lakewood Music brings an inspired new wave of worship to the world. Their sound is dynamic, their songs are rich, and their message is authentic. They are led by Alexandra Osteen, whose voice rings with sincerity and grace. With the aim to extend an open invitation of hope, Lakewood Music crafts songs that reach across genres with one unifying theme: the goodness of God.

This passionate collection of singers, songwriters, and musicians began at Lakewood Church in Houston, TX.

Through television broadcast, Sirius XM radio, and streaming platforms, Lakewood Music’s influence extends to an audience of over 200 million people around the world. They have played venues such as Yankee Stadium with Joel Osteen’s Come Home to Hope event and collaborated with Grammy-nominated artists such as Tauren Wells, Travis Greene, Kim Walker-Smith and Pat Barrett. Lakewood Music will be supporting Tauren Wells throughout his Joy in the Morning tour.

Tauren Wells

Tauren Wells is a celebrated recording artist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, with 10 GRAMMY® Award nominations, six number 1’s, 225+ million career video views, seven GMA Dove Awards, Billboard Music Award nomination, and over 1 billion global streams to date, and counting. Through his precise artistry, masterful lyrics and dance-oriented performances, Tauren uniquely connects his contemporary Christian and Gospel sound with elements of pop, hip-hop and R&B.

With his 2022 album “Joy In The Morning,” his first record with Capitol Records/CCMG and third career album, he emphasizes his genre-bending musical talent and limitless creative range— drawing from a lifetime of influences across gospel, pop, R&B, and more.

Having toured with industry greats (Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey, etc.), Wells is bringing his showstopping vocals and electrifying signature dance production across the U.S. with his “Joy in the Morning” headline tour in Spring 2023. Born and raised in Battle Creek, MI, Tauren currently resides in Houston, Texas with his wife and four sons.




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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.

We will not have childcare available for HXL Conference.

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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.

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The Leadership Connect will be Friday morning during the Hope and Life Conference on June 23rd from 10AM - 12PM.

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Pastors Tim Ross and DeVante Tidwell will speak on issues that the modern church faces and how best biblical solutions can be applied for leaders.



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