RHN Annual Conference




HOPE2018 Information

Dates--Friday & Saturday, June 15-16, 2018

Location--Upper Marlboro, MD

Special Member Only Day--Thursday, June 14, 2018


 HOPE2018 is a special conference filled with powerful biblical teaching, worship, 
and inspiring life stories of those who have dealt with same sex attraction 
and been transformed by the living God.

HOPE2018 is for strugglers, family members, loved ones, 
counselors, pastors, lay people and more.


Join us for a special conference filled with powerful biblical teaching, dozens of workshops, worship, and inspiring life stories of those who have dealt with same sex attraction and been transformed by the living God. We will provide opportunity to connect with others in your area to gain long-term support.

Strugglers, family members, loved ones, counselors, pastors, and lay people, this conference is for you!

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13

General Information


As a courtesy to conference attendees a catered lunch will be offered at a discounted rate of $12.50 per person, per day. Eating together provides opportunity to connect with new and old friends. We would like to serve you by offering the mid-day meal on-site. Lunch purchase will include a beverage, salad, soup, choice of sandwich (tuna, chicken salad, turkey or ham), and a cookie. To purchase, the option is offered during your registration for the conference. 


On Saturday morning, there will be an opportunity to partner with Restored Hope Network through giving financially.  We wanted you to know ahead of time so that you might prayerfully consider taking part in the conference in this way.


When submitting a refund request more than one month away from the conference dates, you will receive a full refund less a $25 handling fee. However, no refund will be issued to those who cancel within one month of the conference. Registered delegates who do not show up for the HOPE conference will not be eligible for a refund. To request a refund, contact info@restoredhopenetwork.org.

Conference Agreement 

Registration signifies each registrant/attendee agrees with and will abide by the conference policies and code of conduct listed for this event, even if the registration is completed or paid for by someone else.   

Restored Hope Network requires that all participants at the HOPE conference adhere to the following standard of conduct. Please review the Policies and Code of Conduct below and signify your understanding and acceptance by completing your registration for the conference. If you are registering someone else, registration also implies the individual's (individuals') assent to abide by these policies. 

Code of Conduct  
Restored Hope Network requires that all participants at the HOPE conference adhere to standards of conduct in keeping with Christian professional standards. This includes abstaining from all forms of immoral behavior.  

It is expected that all participants attending the conference will either be in agreement with Restored Hope Network’s Doctrinal statement, or will be respectful while finding out more about the beliefs and practices of Restored Hope Network.   

Disruption of the conference in any form is not acceptable, including but not limited to: interrupting conference presenters or activities; distributing literature or materials; audio or video recording by media persons at the conference that have not been pre-approved by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors; campaigning for alternative religions, philosophical or political views; on-site demonstrations; seeking sexual contacts; harassing others; using alcohol or narcotics; or sharing registration with other persons. 

Failure to abide by this code of conduct is grounds for immediate dismissal from the conference. Persons asked to leave for violation of the Code of Conduct will not be eligible for refunds.   

Restored Hope Network reserves the right to refuse any delegate their registration, or to remove a delegate from the conference. This is especially so if there is reasonable cause to believe that he or she may endanger themselves or others by attending, or has endangered themselves or others in attendance. Persons removed from the conference under these circumstances will not be eligible for refunds.  

Minors Under 18
Individuals under 18 are allowed when accompanied by parent or guardian. No counseling will be provided for minors.  

Changes to Policies
In the event that Restored Hope Network is required to change any of these stated policies, changes will be made on the official conference website, this registration page, and conference delegates will be notified by email of such changes. 

See Refund Policy posted above.

Policy Agreement/Liability Release 
“I understand and acknowledge that Restored Hope Network holds to a traditional, biblically-based view of scripture affirming heterosexuality as God’s created intent, and that this viewpoint will influence—and be expressed throughout—this conference. I further understand that the subject matter at the HOPE conference deals with sensitive topics and opinions which may or may not align with my worldview, and which also may touch on emotional or spiritual issues that are critical to me and thus may be unsettling. I voluntarily and personally assume responsibility for my participation in any and all aspects of the conference, and I release Restored Hope Network, its board, members, and any other conference teachers or contributors from any claims whatsoever for damages alleged as a direct or indirect result of participation in this conference."

All participants at the HOPE conference must be familiar with, and in agreement with, the Code of Conduct outlined above. Signify your understanding and acceptance of all Conference Policies and the Code of Conduct by completing your registration for the conference. If you are registering someone else, registration also implies the individual's (individuals') assent to abide by these policies.


Sign up now to hear from these leaders!


Dr. Michael Brown


Julie Roys


Debora Barr

Michael L. Brown is the founder and president of FIRE School of Ministry in Concord, North Carolina, director of the Coalition of Conscience, and host of the daily, nationally, syndicated talk radio show, The Line of Fire, as well as the host of the Jewish-outreach, documentary TV series, Think It Thru, which airs internationally on the INI network. He became a believer in Jesus 1971 as a sixteen year-old, heroin-shooting, LSD-using Jewish rock drummer. Since then, he has preached throughout America and around the world, bringing a message of repentance, revival, reformation, and cultural revolution. He holds a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from New York University and has served as a visiting or adjunct professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary, the King’s Seminary, and Regent University School of Divinity, and he has contributed numerous articles to scholarly publications, including the Oxford Dictionary of Jewish Religion and the Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Dr. Brown is the author of 22 books, including, Our Hands Are Stained with Blood: The Tragic Story of the “Church” and the Jewish People, which has been translated into more than twelve languages. He is a national and international speaker on themes of spiritual renewal and cultural reformation, and he has debated Jewish rabbis, agnostic professors, and gay activists on radio, TV, and college campuses. He is widely considered to be the world’s foremost Messianic Jewish apologist.

Julie Roys is an author, speaker, journalist, and veteran radio host known for her investigative skills, uncompromising commitment to the truth, and willingness to engage people on both sides of controversial issues. Julie has written hundreds of articles for respected periodicals such as Christianity Today, WORLD Magazine, The Federalist, Religion News Service, and The Christian Post. She also recently published her first book, Redeeming the Feminine Soul: God’s Compelling Vision for Womanhood. Featuring a Foreword by international Bible teacher Kay Arthur, the book shows women how to reclaim what is uniquely feminine about them without succumbing to either feminist or fundamentalist caricatures. For six years, Julie hosted a live, call-in talk show on the Moody Radio Network called Up For Debate. Unlike many programs, which present only one side of issues, Up For Debate regularly featured multiple guests with differing opinions, and challenged listeners to develop biblical discernment. Julie also has appeared as a guest on both secular and Christian media outlets like National Public Radio, One America News, and Total Living Network. Julie is a graduate of Wheaton College and the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She and her husband, Neal, live in the Chicago suburbs and have three children. A wife, mother of three, and daughter of God, Julie’s rare mix of faith, family and investigative journalism makes her a unique Christian voice.

Debora Barr serves on the board of Restored Hope Network and as an Associate Minister at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden (FBCG) in Maryland and is the Director of the All Things New Ministry at FBCG. She is the author of All Things New: A Former Lesbian’s Lifelong Search for Love and All Things New: a Discipleship Ministry for Healing. Debora has been ministering to those impacted by same-sex-attraction and sexual brokenness for over six years. She is the founder of DBarr Ministries LLC and regularly shares her testimony, preaches, teaches and ministers to the Body of Christ by helping encourage people to develop their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ for life-transformation. Debora holds a Juris Doctor Law Degree and is currently working on her Master of Divinity with Denver Seminary, where she also serves as the Director of the Washington D.C. Extension Campus for Denver Seminary.





Conference Schedule

Conference Days & Hours

Fri, June 15 - 8:00 am: registration opens
                    9:00 am to 9:15 pm: conference

Sat, June 16 - 8:00 am: registration opens
                     9:00 am to 6:00 pm: conference




Church Location

First Baptist Church of Glenarden has multiple campuses, but we will be at their Worship Center.  You can check out this beautiful church here.

600 Watkins Park Drive 
Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Google Maps

Parking and Transportation

There is plenty of free, onsite parking at the conference venue. Each attendee is responsible for their own transportation to and from the conference, including meal times if you choose to eat somewhere besides the conference venue.


The closest airport is Ronald Reagan International Airport (DCA)—23 miles from the conference venue.

Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) is 30 miles from the conference location.

Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 50 miles from the conference venue.


Restored Hope Network has negotiated blocks of rooms for reduced rates at several nearby hotels--Early hotel registration is highly recommended. 

Double Tree by Hilton Largo--Washington DC  (6 miles from venue), 9100 Basil Court, Largo, MD 20774. We have negotiated for rates of $139 + tax/night. Cut off date for rates: May 11th, 2018

Comfort Inn Hotel and Conference Center --  (301) 464-0089 (9 miles from venue), 4500 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20716. We have negotiated for rates of $121.50 +tax/night. Cut off date for rates: April 30, 2018. To reserve, call the number above and the front desk can reserve rooms under the "Hope Network Conference Rate." Dates of reservation are only available June 14-17, 2018. Additional dates are not available for stay. 

Hampton Inn Bowie, MD (10 miles from venue) 15202 Major Lansdale Blvd., Bowie, Maryland 20716. We have negotiated for rates of $139+tax/night. Cut off date for rate: May 11th, 2018.

Getting to Hotels & First Baptist Church of Glenarden

The church hosting our conference is approximately a 10 minute drive from the hotels. Although there are trains, subway, and bus in the area, none of these are convenient for getting between the hotels and church. We recommend that you rent a car, use Lyft or Uber, or join with others who are renting a car.

Another benefit for having a vehicle is the ability to sightsee in the US Capital.

Local Attractions

Museum of the Bible, 400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024

Washington DC National Mall--includes the area with the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, WW2, Korean, and Vietnam Veterans Memorials, and more.

Visit or Walk by the White House, US Supreme CourtUS Capitol, Library of Congress, National Archives, Pentagon (Arlington, VA), Arlington National Cemetery, and Smithsonian Museums which includes 17 free museums and the National Zoo.

Advance reservations can be requested to tour the White House or Congress through your state representative.

A bit further out is Annapolis, Mt Vernon, Gettysburg, and more.  It is worth it to plan a few extra days to visit the area!



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Audio or video recording and any form of media interview are not permitted unless expressly pre-approved and in the manner approved by the Restored Hope Network Board of Directors. Under no circumstances shall attendees be solicited for interviews prior to, during, or after the conference. To request permission for interviews, contact info@restoredhopenetwork.org.

However, individual registrants attending the conference are permitted to record portions of the conference (on the stage or workshop teachings) for their own non-commercial purposes. You may share pictures from the conference or brief recordings, if you are recording only those on the stage, or the teaching at the podium. If you take pictures with anyone else, you must be expressly granted permission by those in the pictures to post any pictures or recordings before doing so. We take your privacy very seriously.