Lisa Bevere believes in women and empowers them by weaving the practical with the profound truth of God's Word in award-winning curriculums and best-selling books (Lioness Arising, Fight Like a Girl, Nurture, Kissed the Girls and Made Them Cry and more). Her heart breaks over social injustice and, as an advocate for change, she rallies others to be an answer to desperate problems near and far.
Lisa is the mother of four sons and grandmother of two. She and her husband John Bevere co-founded Messenger International in 1990, an organization established to teach, reach and rescue. This year, Sparkle is supporting this organization which exists to help individuals, families, churches and nations realize and experience the transforming power of God's Word. // www.messengerinternational.org
Rob is the Lead Pastor of River Valley Church and, of course, Becca’s husband! Together, they started River Valley in 1995. It has since grown into a thriving church with over 5,000 in attendance across five U.S. campuses and two international campuses in Mbekelweni, Swaziland and Valencia, Spain.
Through his unique preaching style, gifts of leadership and vision casting, Rob encourages people to live out River Valley’s mission of cultivating an authentic, life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Becca, your Sparkle Conference host, is passionate about leading and encouraging women to rise up and take their place as the women God has called them to be. Her vision is for women to realize their incredible value, potential and purpose and live it out beautifully for Christ. Proverbs 3:5-6 defines her ministry as she puts her trust in the Lord and allows Him to use her, despite her own fears or anxiety, to lead the women of River Valley.
River Valley Women is a thriving ministry consisting of quarterly Chick Nights, special events, Lifegroups including Sisterhood, and of course the Sparkle Conference!
Rob and Becca have two sons, Connor & Logan, who are active in ministry and music.