• edit
  • copy
  • delete

  • edit
  • copy
  • delete


Discover God's Blueprint for your family! The DiscipleLife Family Conference was created to change the culture of homes and churches to embrace what it means to truly be a disciple in your everyday life by incorporating transgenerational discipleship into the very fabric of who we are. It doesn’t matter if you're a parent, single parent, grandparent, minstry worker, child, or youth, you will find the tools to live out your faith and lead others closer to Jesus. We will bring together thought leaders to inspire and teach practical strategies for transgenerational discipleship. Gather your entire family and join us August 4-7 as we understand God's Plan for healthy churches and healthy homes! 


Registration May 8-July 4

Adults: $65

Senior Adults (65 and up): $55

Children/Youth (Ages 6-18):$20

Children(Ages 5 and under):Free

Late Registration July 4-Through Conference

Adults: $75

Senior Adults (65 and up): $65

Children/Youth (Ages 6-18):$25

Children(Ages 5 and under):Free

*Please note: All Registration options include both In-Person & Virtual Attendance, In-Person registration includes breakfast and lunch.




Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland/Richardson

Whether you're joining us from out of town or looking to make DiscipleLife a weekend getaway for your family, we have a discounted rate at our host hotel, Hyatt Place Dallas/Garland/Richardson. Book your stay today using block code: DIS  the last day to use apply the discounted rate is July 22, 2022. Use the button below to book today!


We are honored to invite you to participate as an exhibitor in our annual DiscipleLife Family Conference, August 4-7, 2022. This conference is an excellent opportunity for vendors in the industry to showcase their business, educational programs, schools, and more!

Our conference attendees will discover they were made with a Holy Design and meant to be the lights to the world, revealing the way to God, not acting like the world but imitating Jesus. This conference is for adults, parents, grandparents, single parents, ministry workers, children, and youth.

We’re excited to have with us this year Wil and Meeke Addison, Abraham Hamilton III, DA T.R.U.T.H., Maria Hamilton, and musical guest Caleb Carroll!

Space is limited. Sign-up to be an exhibitor by using the button below or call 214-437-3493 no later than July 22, 2022.




Take the DiscipleLife 2021 experience home with you! Download the entire DiscipleLife 2021 conference digital download bundle. This will include the video recordings from all of our sessions…even our youth breakout sessions. 



  • edit
  • copy
  • delete


Dr. Terren L. Dames, Senior Pastor/Speaker/Conference Host

Pastor Dames is a bible teacher and expositor who specializes in theology, apologetics, family mission and bibliology. He holds a Bachelors’ degree in Leadership from the College of Biblical Studies, a Masters of Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary, a Masters of Biblical Theology from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and a PhD in Higher Education from the University of North Texas. Pastor Dames and his wife, Stacy, have 4 children, Adoniah, Nathaniel, Daniel, and Nehemiah.

Will & Meeke Addison, Guest Speakers

Wil Addison is a New Orleans native with over 20 years of ministry service. Wil served as a missionary and missionary evangelist to America’s colleges and universities after serving six years as a nationally appointed home missionary.

Wil helped plant a church in Lafayette, Louisiana, where he served as associate pastor of discipleship before coming to American Family Association in 2008. In 2013, he was named director of Urban Family Communications and Urban Family Talk, a ministry division of AFA that put Christian conservative content into the urban context. As part of his duties, he managed a radio network that was broadcast over six stations and online.

Wil currently serves as director of special initiatives for AFA, where he oversees outreach and ministry to American families. He also directs AFA’s Marriage, Family, Life Conference. Wil can be heard weekdays on American Family Radio as co-host of "Airing the Addisons." Wil and his wife, Meeke, observe cultural trends and explore the effects of those trends on the foundations of biblical morality. Wil and Meeke offer insight on culture, popular trends, and current events that threaten the integrity of the Christian faith and the proliferation of the gospel. The Addisons have five children, and they educate them at home.

Meeke is a radio personality with over 14 years of ministry experience. She and her husband Wil host Airing the Addisons, Urban Family Talk’s hit morning show, focusing on empowering and strengthening the family and urban community.

Meeke is a speaker and pro-family activist who keeps a close eye on politics and pop culture. She and Wil have four children Moriah, Gabbi, JD, and Nathaniel.


Abraham Hamilton III, Guest Speaker 

Abraham Hamilton III is a husband, father of five wonderful children, lawyer, home-school dad, and a teaching pastor at his local church.  He also serves American Family Association as its General Counsel and Public Policy Analyst, hosts “The Hamilton Corner” on American Family Radio and can be heard on numerous programs across AFR.

He has an undergraduate degree in New Testament Biblical Literature from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.  Abe is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association, the Texas Bar Association, and the Federal Bar Association. He is licensed to practice before all Louisiana State Courts, the United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Louisiana, as well as all Texas State Courts.  In the legal profession, Abe served as a criminal prosecutor and handled major felony prosecutions at the trial level.  Additionally, Abraham’s ministerial focuses include Marriage, Family, Apologetics, Biblical Worldview Training, Discipleship Formation and Preaching. 


DA' T.R.U.T.H., Guest Speaker 

Christian rapper Da' T.R.U.T.H. moved organically through the various phases that led him down an artistic path of faith-centered hip hop. He found Christianity at a young age and became interested in music first in his teenage years, though he never considered becoming a rapper. Working first as a drummer, he discovered he had an inherent talent for rapping one day when he began freestyling almost on a lark. After completing college, he began recording original hip hop material, starting with small scale releases that eventually progressed into a catalog of award-winning and chart placing devotional music.


Maria Hamilton, Guest Speaker 

Maria Hamilton is a wife and mother of five wonderful children. She has dedicated her life to serving the LORD. 

Maria has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Stephen F. Austin State University. After completing her degree, Maria worked for two domestic violence shelters helping women overcome abuse. She, then, served at the Harris County District Attorney’s office in Houston, TX as a Victim/Witness Coordinator.

After using her skills and talents to serve people who had been victims of crime, God called her to dedicate her gifts and abilities to building her family. She is raising her children to know and love God. She is also teaching other families in the discipline of apologetics, equipping the next generation of believers to defend the faith. Her ultimate desire is that her children and the children of Christ-followers everywhere “walk in Truth.” (3 John 1:4)


Caleb Carroll, Guest Artist

Known for his impressive vocal control and “million-dollar-smile,” 20-year-old Caleb Carroll is a talent beyond his years. A native of metro Detroit, Caleb has been singing since he was six years old – getting his start in his church youth choir.

Since then, Caleb has continued to develop in his craft, making his way onto the national stage in 2015 after being selected from a country-wide casting to perform “America the Beautiful” at the U.S. Open in New York City. Caleb has also performed at the America’s Thanksgiving Parade and has sung the national anthem for basketball superstar LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers at both regular season and playoff games at the request of team owner Dan Gilbert, who originally heard Caleb sing at a high school basketball game in Michigan. Simply put, Gilbert said: "This kid can sing."

While Caleb enjoys performing at sporting events across the country, his true passion is singing for God. Caleb is the leader of the youth praise team and a member of the adult praise team and choir at Life Application Ministries in Warren, Michigan, where his grandfather is the pastor. He has received more than 3 million video views of him leading worship and singing covers of worship songs on various sites, including his popular YouTube channel and on the Eydely worship channel on Facebook.

Active in his community, Caleb has performed at the Gleaners Hunger Free Summer annual event in Detroit, the City of Warren’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration, the annual Detroit Red Wings & United Cerebral Palsy Alumni Charity Game and the Detroit Goodfellows Annual Tribute Breakfast at Cobo Center.

Caleb is a resident of West Bloomfield, Michigan, where he lives with his father, mother and older brother. In his free time, he enjoys photography and playing football and basketball. 

  • edit
  • copy
  • delete

1 Peter 2:9

 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;

2 Corinthians 7:1

Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let’s cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.