Jesus tells us in John 15:17, “This is what I command you: that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another.” God created marriage and He knew we will have a life-giving marriage when we put each other first. Spark 2020 will also feature bestselling authors Lysa TerKeurst, Chris Brown, Bianca Olthoff, George & Tondra Gregory, and Clayton & Ashlee Hurst.  Spark 2020 will help you have a marriage full of life, joy, and peace.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to love your spouse the right way, have a breakthrough in your finances, gain the tools to cover your spouse, learn effective communication, create a marriage game plan, and more. Register now and get ready to light a fire in your relationship!





"This is what I command you: that you love and unselfishly seek the best for one another."

John 15:17 AMP






Gary Chapman speaking at Spark Marriage Conference


Dr. Gary Chapman Chapman is a well-known marriage counselor and director of marriage seminars. 

His best selling book The 5 Love Languages, has sold more than ten million copies. Millions of readers credit this continual New York Times bestseller with saving their marriages by showing them simple and practical ways to communicate love.

Chapman hosts nationally syndicated radio programs, Love Language Minute, and Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, that air on more than 400 stations. Dr. Chapman also serves as senior associate pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. 

Chris Brown

A dynamic pastor and speaker, Chris Brown joined the Dave Ramsey team in 2014 to carry the message of stewardship and intentional living to churches across the country. He speaks from the heart with vulnerability and connects with audiences in an honest and meaningful way. He and his wife Holly now call Franklin, Tennessee home with their three children Max, Jack, and Annie.

Lysa TerKeurst

Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the #1 New York Times’ best-selling author of UninvitedIt’s Not Supposed to Be This WayThe Best YesUngluedMade to Crave, and 17 other books. Lysa was recently awarded the Champions of Faith Author Award and has been published in multiple publications such as Focus on the Family and CNN online. Additionally, she has appeared on The Today Show as one of the leading voices in the Christian community.

Connect with her at or on social media at @LysaTerKeurst.

George and Tondra Gregory

Journey For Life Founders,
Los Angeles Chargers Chaplin

For more than twenty years George and Tondra Gregory have been marriage and relationship coaches to thousands of couples around the world. They are the architects of marriage and family ministries at multiple churches. Over the past decade, George and Tondra have worked with many current and retired couples throughout the National Football League. Their wisdom and personal touch have gone beyond helping individual couples to being invited by several NFL teams to help provide marriage/couples coaching (New York Jets and New York Giants). There coaching services include hosting relevant and engaging bible studies, relationship talks and marriage focused mentorship and counseling. In June 2017, George and Tondra accepted the opportunity to serve as the official Chaplains of the Los Angeles Chargers while working with Athletes in Action as missionaries to professional sports teams. George and Tondra are also incredible conference speakers on the big stage as well as facilitating breakout sessions at retreats.

They have spoken during the NBA All-Star Breakfast, the NBA Legends Conference and the Professional Athletes Outreach. In addition they have spoken several times on Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) in New York City, as well as invited guest speakers at Marriage Todayʼs XO Conference. George received his Master of Divinity degree from Duke Divinity School, and Tondra received her Masterʼs in Counseling degree from North Carolina State University. Furthermore, Tondra  is a nationally certified and licensed counselor specializing in relationships, marriage and family.

Connect with them at or on social media at @journeyforlifenow.

Bianca Olthoff

Bianca Juarez Olthoff is a bible-teaching, wordslanging 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

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.





Friday, August 7


Retail Stations & Lakewood Bookstore Open


Doors Open





*Schedule and times are subject to change



Saturday, August 8


Doors Open

9:30am-12 noon





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Frequently Asked Questions

Tickets will be available at the door unless we are sold out.

Unfortunately, due to the number of couples we are anticipating, we won't be able to offer childcare at this event.

Seats are general admission.

Yes, we do plan on making this available.