Christian Marriage Retreat

February 7-8

Pastor and Terrie Chappell invite you to be a part of this two-day retreat at the beautiful Newport Beach Marriott. This is your opportunity to leave behind the cares of your daily routine and simply enjoy the sweetheart God has given you. Our speakers have prepared insightful sessions that will equip you with the skills necessary to take your marriage to the next level through spiritual growth.

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Guest Speaker

Guest Speaker

Pastor Bill Prater

Bill Prater was saved as a “bus kid” at Fellowship Baptist Church in Liberal, Kansas in 1976. He later attended Bible college where he met his wife Katie. The Praters were married and joined the full-time ministry staff of Fellowship Baptist Church in 1981. Bro. Prater served the church in various capacities including Minister of Music, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor before assuming the Pastorate in May of 2000.

In addition to his ministry to Fellowship Baptist Church, Bro. Prater also serves the community of Liberal as a board member and facilitator for the Leadership Enrichment and Development group, and as a chaplain and commissioned police officer for the Liberal Police Department.

Bro. Prater and his wife Katie have two married sons, T. J. and Tyler, one daughter, Tiffany, and five grandchildren, Malorie, Kevin, Ellie, Huck, and Callie.

Christian Marriage Session Topics

In addition to helpful general sessions, you and your spouse will have opportunity to attend breakout sessions discussing topics including:

  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Finances
  • Biblical Roles and Responsibilities

Location and Cost

Location and Cost

Marriott Hotel & Spa

Marriott Hotel & Spa in Newport Beach, CA, offers over 40,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space. The hotel features 532 newly redesigned hotel rooms, each offering a private enclave of refreshing comfort. Walk along the beautiful coast of Newport Beach or Shop at Fashion Island and discover great shopping while enjoying a scenic setting.

Marriott Hotel & Spa is located at:
900 Newport Beach Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

The cost is $275 and is non-refundable.


Friday, February 7

Retreat Begins

  • 11:00 AM Registration
  • 1:00 PM Opening Service—Pastor Bill Prater
  • 2:30 PM Break-out Sessions
    Salon A-B—Jerry Ferrso
    Salon 1-3—Gabriel Ruhl
    Salon C-D—Dr. Tom Shepherd
    Salon E-F—John Williams
  • 3:30 PM Afternoon Service—Pastor Bill Prater
  • 5:00 PM Check In/Free Time
Saturday, February 8


  • 8:00 AM Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM Morning Session—Pastor Chappell
  • 10:30 AM Closing Session—Pastor Bill Prater


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You will not be registered to attend the retreat until your registration payment has been completed.