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.
Jimmy Evans is the Founder and CEO of MarriageToday, a ministry devoted to helping couples thrive in strong and fulfilling marriages and families. Jimmy is also Senior Pastor of Gateway Church, a multi-campus church in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Jimmy is the best-selling author of multiple books including Marriage On The Rock, Livelong Love Affair, The Overcoming Life, The Four Laws of Love and his newest book Tipping Point: The End is Here.
Jimmy and Karen have been married for 47 years and have two married children and five grandchildren.
Dr. Gary 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, A 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.
Dr. Chapman and his wife, Karolyn, have been married for more than 45 years.