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Hope and Life Conference 2019

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Peace is not a quiet moment when everything makes sense. It's a state of being. It's a calm in the storm. It's a stillness and comfort on the inside that says, "God, I trust you and I know You're in control even when life's not perfect." It goes beyond our understanding. It's far more than a feeling. Peace is power.

Join us for three nights in Houston, Texas as youth and young adults gather from all over the world to unlock the power of peace and encounter the hope and life found in Jesus Christ.

We believe that God is going to exceed our expectations at this year's conference and we will leave forever different—better than we were before.



Peace is Power



Mike Todd

Pastor Michael Todd has been the lead pastor of Transformation Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, since February 2015. After 15 years, the founding pastors entrusted him with Transformation Church’s leadership. His personal philosophy and driving passion is representing God to the lost and leading them to transformation in Christ. He aspires to reach his community, city and world with the Gospel presented in a relevant and progressive way. Michael is married to his lovely wife, Natalie. They have three beautiful children—their daughters, Isabella and Ava, and their son, Michael Jr.
Nick Nilson

Nick Nilson

Nick Nilson and his wife Summer Nilson have been married for fifteen years, this June, and have pastored at Lakewood Church for twelve years. Nick is committed to helping and preparing young adults to walk fully in their purpose. His ability to lead with authenticity and passion, and his relatable testimony, set the tone for people to receive the message of HOPE in Jesus. He is dad to his twelve year-old daughter Haven, and eight year-old son Denver.
Louie Giglio

Louie Giglio

Louie Giglio is pastor of Passion City Church and founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus.

Since 1997, Passion has gathered college-aged young people in events across the US and around the world, and continues to see 18–25 year-olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God's glory. Most recently, Passion hosted 40,000 college students and their leaders in four venues linked together across three cities at Passion 2019.

In addition to Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords, Passion Publishing and the Passion Global Institute.

Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta, Georgia.

LYA Music

LYA Music

LYA is a young adult worship movement from Houston, Texas that seeks to lift the heart of God above all else. This diverse and passionate group of people serves Lakewood Church’s Legacy of Hope and is ushering in a new era. Through energetic celebrations like, Feels Like Heaven and anthemic declarations like In The Name, the message remains the same: God is good and His love is something worth singing about. LYA is more than a sound, it’s a generation of worshippers proclaiming the Hope and Life found in the Name of Jesus.
Tauren Wells

Tauren Wells

Tauren Wells is a husband, father, singer-songwriter, and ordained minister. His desire for people to recognize their identity in the Christ is apparent in everything he pursues. His music has garnered five Grammy® award-nominations, and four GMA Dove awards, along with multiple chart-topping singles. Despite all of the accolades, Tauren isn't making music to gain notoriety. Wells shares, "I feel called to call greatness out of people." He and his wife Lorna, along with their three boys reside in Houston, Texas and serve at Lakewood Church.
Social Club Misfits

Social Club Misfits

People often talk about the future of hip-hop music like it isn't right now. As if the future were some far off paint splotch occupying our collective imagination. On the contrary, the future is now and some aren't afraid to take it where it's going. Enter Social Club Misfits, the Miami duo that has built a cult following on the strength of their provocative oeuvre and singular, quick-witted approach. Comprised of Marty and Fern, Social Club is the aftereffect of two distinctive personalities meshing to create an invigorating sound. The self-monikered "Misfits" are disruptors in every sense, challenging norms and bringing other misfits along for the ride. With a host of projects and EP's under their proverbial belt, including the Billboard-charting full lengths The Misadventures of Fern and Marty and Into the Night, Social Club Misfits have made a sport of pushing boundaries and redefining the possibilities of what faith-based music can accomplish. From headlining sold-out tours across the country to spawning imitators the world over, it's clear the duo has struck a chord with listeners from all walks of life. They have bypassed perceived gatekeepers in favor of carving their own lane and fueling their purpose. While some are content with moving wherever the current leads, Social Club Misfits have embraced their calling as leaders of a more intentional school of thought. The Misfits are now.


Wednesday, June 19

6:30 PM

Doors Open

7:00 PM

Session 1 Main Auditorium

Thursday, June 20

6:30 PM

Doors Open

7:00 PM

Session 2 Main Auditorium

After Party Concert

Friday, June 21

9:00 AM

Leadership Connect*

6:30 PM

Doors Open

7:00 PM

Session 3 Main Auditorium

Food Truck After Party


Leadership Connect

Friday, June 21st


For those who lead Youth or Young Adult ministry in any capacity—we will be eating together and discussing how to become better leaders in the areas in which we serve. Whether you're a pastor or volunteer, you are invited!




Frequently Asked Questions

H&L exists to serve the next generation. If you are a student, young adult OR young at heart, you are invited to attend.

We serve Youth and Young Adult ministries as well as many other faith based groups. Regardless if you attend a church or not, this is a conference where you can experience the Hope of God and leave changed.

No, it's FREE! We are so excited to be able to offer this conference to you at no charge.
No, we are not able to provide childcare for H&L.
Since H&L is a free conference, we do not reserve seats.
Pre-show starts 30 minutes before each service. There will be games and prizes. You don’t want to miss it!
Please refrain from using flash photography and recording the services in their entirety.
To find out more about hotels, click here.
Free covered parking is available starting at 6 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday in the B1 and B2 parking garages. Please note that these garages are connected to the conference venue by underground/covered walkways. Click here for a map showing the location of the B1 and B2 garages. (NOTE: Once you park, we suggest making a note or taking a picture of where you parked to assist you in finding your car after the conference.)

Yes! Follow @hopeandlifeconference on Instagram and tag us with our hashtag #HL19.

For more information, email

Please connect with one of our team members by emailing,
Jonathan Osteen Tauren Wells
LYA Music Nick Nilson
Hope and Life Conference at Lakewood Church LYA Music