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August 6 & 7


There is a promise from God when you and your spouse create unity in your marriage. It’s not easy, but with small choices every day, you can establish harmony in your relationship and receive the promised blessing from God.



"How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity… For there the Lord bestows his blessing"

Psalm 133:1-3




John & Lisa Bevere

John and Lisa Bevere are best-selling authors and international speakers committed to boldly proclaiming the life-transforming truth of God’s Word.

They are the founders of Messenger International, an organization committed to developing uncompromising followers of Christ who transform their world. Messenger International has given away over 30 million resources in 106 languages.

John and Lisa have been married for over thirty-five years and reside in the beautiful landscape of Colorado with their four sons, daughters-in-law, and g-babies.

Tim Ross

Tim Ross is the lead pastor of the multi-ethnic, multi-generational Embassy City Church in Irving, TX. 
Tim speaks both nationally and internationally strengthening believers with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Tim began preaching at the age of 20 years old and has already impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. His dynamic teaching style and uncanny ability to make people understand the gospel message is the reason why he has been such an asset to ministries across cultural and denominational lines.

Tim is happily married to Juliette, his bride since May 1st, 1999 and they have two sons, Nathan and Noah. 

Chris Brown

Highly sought after Pastor, Speaker, and Church Leadership Expert, Chris brings over 20 years of ministry and financial experience. He worked alongside Dave Ramsey for years as a nationally syndicated radio host for “Life, Money, and Hope.” He has been featured on national media outlets such as Fox & Friends; but most importantly, he passionately loves the local church and has served as a Campus Pastor, Executive Pastor, and CFO at some of the largest churches in America.

Chris traded in city life for farm life in Columbia, TN with his wife of 20 years, Holly, and their three children.

George & Tondra Gregory

George and Tondra Gregory are the founders of Journey for Life, a marriage ministry dedicated to equipping and educating couples on their journey to have successful relationships and marriages.

They are the official Chaplains of the Los Angeles Chargers NFL team. Prior to moving to the Los Angeles area, the Gregory’s assisted the New York Jets and New York Giants for six seasons by providing marital support and mentorship to hundreds of professional athletes, coaches and their families.

They served as pastors of regional churches for 20 years on the East Coast. While living in New York City, they planted a church on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Tondra is a New York State Licensed Counselor who successfully established a private practice for 8 years in the heart of Times Square. She specializes in relationship counseling as well as counseling individuals experiencing emotional and behavioral distress. George received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, and Tondra received her Master’s in Counseling degree from North Carolina State University.

They’ve spoken several times on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in New York City, as well as invited guest speakers at Saddleback Church, Gateway Church, Marriage Today’s XO Conference, the NBA All Star Breakfast, the NBA Legends Conference and the Professional Athletes Outreach.

Clayton and Ashlee Hurst

Clayton & Ashlee Hurst

Clayton and Ashlee have been married for over 22 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.

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 .


Friday, August 6


Doors Open


Spark Day 1

• John & Lisa Bevere

• Tim Ross

9:30 PM

• Afterparty

• Food Trucks

• Merch Tables

• Speaker Meet & Greet

Saturday, August 7

8:30 AM

Doors Open


Spark Day 2

• Chris Brown

• George & Tondra Gregory

• Bianca Olthoff

11:30 AM

• Ending Ceremony

Sunday, August 8



Registration now open. REGISTER NOW


We believe this event will transform your marriage and position you for a future of relationship success. Click below to reserve your seat!


Tickets will be available at the door for purchase.

Due to the number of couples we are anticipating, we will not be able to offer childcare at this event. We encourage you to make arrangements for childcare for an uninterrupted time to invest in your relationship!

Since this is a Marriage Conference, some of the topics discussed may be inappropriate for children. If you have older teenagers who are dating, the topics may be more suitable for them and you may purchase a ticket for them to attend with you.

The conference will not be on SiriusXM radio at this time but registration to stream online is available.

Seats are general admission.

Yes, we do plan on making this available.

We will have exclusive Spark Merchandise as well as many other relationship resources available for those who attend Spark this year.

Yes. CLICK HERE for hotels that offer deals for out of town guests coming to attend a service or event.

CLICK HERE for parking and directions to Lakewood Church.

Yes! There will be food trucks with amazing food to purchase as soon as the main session is over on Friday night.

A group of couples smiling at Spark Marriage Conference
A husband and wife praying for each other at Lakewood's Spark Marriage Conference
Couples play a game on stage during Lakewood's Spark Marriage Conference