This is the perfect opportunity to invest in your marriage and bless your Valentine! Grace Marriage ministry presents CHERISH, a one-day marriage experience that will draw you closer to Jesus and to each other.  CHERISH will be in Owensboro, KY on 2/10/18, Valentine’s weekend, from 2pm-8:30pm at the RiverPark Center with a line-up of local, national and internationally famous speakers/performers. Pastors/spouses are discounted and price includes a private dinner for pastors with Keynote/Pastor Gary Thomas.  Gift these tickets to yourselves for Valentine’s Day; for your married or engaged children, your pastor/wife and other couples for all to benefit this coming February.  Then spend your Valentine nights that weekend at one of the new hotels along our national award-winning riverfront.  CHERISH is a gift that promises eternal dividends!  Singles are welcome.  See below for the description of this excellent line-up.   


  • ONLINE:  Click HERE
  • BY PHONE:  RiverPark Center Box Office: 270-687-2787, M-F, 9-4 or 1 hr. before event
  • GROUP TICKETS:  By phone only 270-687-2787, M-F, 9-4 or 1 hr. before event


Pastor/Wife (Discount Promo Code Below)

  • $25 each
  • includes dinner*
  • no discounted group rates available
  • Promo Code PAS must be given at time of purchase (***Enter your promo code at the top right of the ticketing website.  On mobile devices, go to the menu options and select the Promotions menu to enter.)

Grace Marriage Coaching Participants (Discount Promo Code Below)

  • $40 each
  • group rates of 10 or more, $38 each
  • includes dinner*
  • Promo Code GMCP must be given at time of purchase (***Enter your promo code at the top right of the ticketing website.  On mobile devices, go to the menu options and select the Promotions menu to enter.)

All Others

  • $50 each
  • group rates of 10 or more, $48 each
  • includes dinner*

*Dinner is limited to the first 566 tickets.  All tickets sold after the maximum serving capacity will be slightly discounted.

Keynote Speaker: Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is a best-selling author and international speaker whose ministry brings people closer to Christ and closer to others. He is the author of 18 books that have been translated into over a dozen languages. These books include CHERISH, SACRED MARRIAGE: What if God Designed Marriage to Make Us Holy More Than to Make Us Happy?, THE SACRED SEARCH: What If It’s Not About Who You Marry, but Why?, SACRED PATHWAYS, and the Gold Medallion award winner AUTHENTIC FAITH. Gary’s speaking ministry has led him to speak in 49 states and 10 different countries, and on numerous national television (The 700 Club, PTL, and 100 Huntley Street) and radio programs, including multiple appearances on Focus on the Family and Family Life Today.

Ballet Magnificat!

America’s longest-running Christian ballet company, the Ballet Magnificat! will perform one of their most popular and longest touring ballets, Deliver Us! Set to the music of Dreamworks’ The Prince of Egypt, this riveting story will jump off the page and into your life.  Under the blazing Egyptian sun, within the shadows of the pyramids, the enslaved Jewish people cry out for a deliverer. One man, Moses, challenges Pharoah and leads the people to freedom – a vivid prophetic picture pointing to the crucifixion and resurrection of Lord Jesus, the Deliverer!

Brad & Marilyn Rhoads – Grace Marriage

Brad Rhoads has been married to his wife Marilyn since 1996. They have five children, four girls and a boy. Brad is a graduate of Furman University and the University of Kentucky College of Law and practiced as a full-time attorney for over 20 years. Marilyn graduated from Lipscomb University and then completed her Master’s Degree in Social Work and Counseling from the University of Southern Indiana. Brad has been a lay pastor at his local church in Owensboro, KY since 2010. Brad and Marilyn lead marriage retreats, 20- week marriage intensives, author coaching materials and provide both leadership development training and marriage coaching groups. They consider it a privilege to share the overwhelming good news of Jesus Christ through the context of Grace Marriage.

Ben Cecil – Comedian Extraordinaire

Owensboro’s own and very popular stand-up comic Ben Cecil has been performing professionally since 2011.  He not only serves his local community as a firefighter but uses his talent to benefit multiple charities and causes throughout Owensboro.  Known for his brilliant humor and talent, Ben lives in Owensboro with his wife Mandy and their 2 children, Lily and Jonah.

Jamus Edwards – Pastor, Speaker & Grace Marriage Participant

A native of Cadiz, Kentucky, Jamus attended Murray State University where he earned a B.S. in Organizational Communication and a minor in Youth and Non-Profit Leadership. It was during his time at MSU where he met the love of his life, Annie Leigh. They were married in July of 2005 and have since had James, Ellie, and Cruse. Jamus and Annie moved to Owensboro in 2006 to re-plant Pleasant Valley Community Church.

Jamus earned his Master of Divinity and Ph.D. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.   He serves as an adjunct professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Western Kentucky University.


Hotels within walking distance from the RiverPark Center:

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Owensboro Downtown

Address401 W 2nd St, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone(270) 685-2005
Rate:  $109/Standard Dbl or King
Rate Deadline:  1/19/18

Holiday Inn Owensboro Riverfront

Website: Click Here
Address701 W 1st St, Owensboro, KY 42301
Phone(270) 683-1111
Promo Code:  “GRA” and specify the dates of 2/9/18 and/or 2/10/18
Rate:  $109/Standard Dbl or King
$119/Riverview rooms