2018 Conference

Tickets are now available!

Lunch tickets available for purchase online along with your ticket purchase.

Credit card purchases only, checks are not accepted.

For phone orders, please call Brushfire at 1-888-338-5338
M – F 8:00am – 5:00pm CST.



Saturday, September 29 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grace Church

9301 Eden Prairie Rd, Eden Prairie, MN 55347 (Click to open maps) 

Live streamed at no cost!

Live streaming is Central Daylight Time. Program begins at 8:30 a.m. CDT, 6:30 a.m. PDT, 9:30 a.m. EDT.

No registration necessary for streaming. 

Just visit our website on September 29.  Messages will also be archived.


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  • Please understand we cannot assist with any I.T/computer issues on your end.


Featured Speakers:

Amir Tsarfati

Amir is founder of “Behold Israel.” He travels the world teaching on issues surrounding eschatology and current events. Amir resides in Israel, is an Israeli tour guide, and an author of a new book.

Learn more at www.beholdisrael.org

Pastor Jack Hibbs
Pastor, Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA
Prominent online at www.reallifewithjackhibbs.org  

Jack presents current issues at conferences and has a love for Bible prophecy. He challenges pastors to get involved with our culture and our election process.

Pastor J.D. Farag
Pastor, Calvary Chapel Kaneohe, Hawaii

Pastor J.D. is an Arab who has a love for Israel and for Bible prophecy. He has a popular weekly prophecy update on YouTube.

Learn more at www.calvarychapelkaneohe.com.

Pastor Billy Crone
Pastor, Sunrise Baptist Church, Las Vegas
Get-A-Life Media

Pastor Billy Crone covers multiple topics and is an excellent communicator of God’s prophetic themes in the Bible. His online presence is substantial through his Get-A-Life Media presentations which include DVDs, books, films, and more.

Learn more at www.getalifemedia.com

Eric Barger
Take a Stand! Ministry

Eric Barger is gifted in apologetics, discernment, and Bible prophecy. He has done extensive study recently on the invasion of privacy being conducted by big tech as they pave the way for the Antichrist.

Jan Markell, Conference Host

We have a crowded venue so watch for details about seating!

Questions: 763-559-4444 M – F CST

Conference Testimonies:

“Jan, your conference is the best, most informative one out there. I just watched your 2017 DVDs straight through,” Dawn Haggerty, Oregon

“My husband and I attended your Minneapolis conference in 2017 coming from Kansas. It was simply tremendous. Each speaker showed a passionate concern for where the world is headed,” Lynne Wettig, Kansas

“Jan, at your 2017 event, the air was charged with the electricity of words we could trust from you and your speakers. I didn’t want to leave. I wanted to sit through it all a second time,” Sher Leksen, Minnesota

Courtyard Eden Prairie

11391 Viking Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344


King $103  |  Double/Double $103

To receive the discounted rate, attendees must request the Olive Tree Ministries room block.
Guests may also reserve online using the link provided below.

Book your group rate for Olive Tree Ministries – Understanding The Times

Springhill Suites Eden Prairie

11552 Leona Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55344


King Suite $105  |  Double Queen Suite $115

TownePlace Suites Eden Prairie

11588 Leona Rd Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Studio Queen Suite $105  |  Two Bedroom Suite $125

To receive the discounted rate, attendees must request the Olive Tree Ministries room block

Here is the reservation link your guests can use to make online reservations:

Book your group rate for Olive Tree Ministries – Understanding The Times

Home 2 Suites by Hilton

6030 Clearwater Drive Minnetonka, MN 55343

(952) 945-9999

King  $109  |  Double Queen $109

To receive the discounted rate, attendees must request the Olive Tree Ministries room block.
Guests may also reserve online using the link provided below.

Book your group rate for Olive Tree Ministries – Understanding The Times


  • Grace Church bans guns on the premises even if you have “conceal and carry.” No knives or box cutters.  No mace or tasers.
  • Attendees can be subject to a search. This is for your safety.
    • With the exception of purses, do not bring bags into the church. They may be searched for your safety. Do NOT bring back packs, large bags or coolers into the building.
  • Vehicles parked or left unattended in non-designated parking places could be towed at your expense.
  • No overnight parking is allowed.
  • No smoking on Grace Church property.
  • Please understand this is all for your safety.

Conference Schedule

Saturday Morning

8:45 a.m. Welcome
8:50 a.m. Pastor Jack Hibbs: “Eschatology’s Effect on You, Your Church, and World”
9:45 a.m. Morning Announcements
10:15 a.m. Morning Break

Visit Olive Tree and speaker book tables. Anita Dittman, subject
of Jan Markell’s book and DVD “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell: A Young Jewish Girl Discovers the Messiah’s Faithfulness in the Midst of the Holocaust,” is available to sign books. Sign up for our 2018 conference CDs and DVDs.

11:00 a.m. Amir Tsarfati: “Peace and War x 4”
11:55 a.m. Lunch break

We have chairs throughout the church foyer area. We encourage you to remain in the building and to keep your parking spot during the lunch break. There still may be some lunches that can be purchased from Grace Church for $12. Please visit exhibit tables. Note that Olive Tree has a few conference specials with reduced prices. Your purchase of our products helps to pay for the conference expenses.

Saturday Afternoon

1:30 p.m. Pastor Billy Crone: “The Coming Artificial Intelligence Apocalypse”
2:25 p.m. Afternoon announcements
2:35 p.m. Eric Barger: “The Surveillance Society: Technology’s Role in the Last Days”
3:30 p.m. Afternoon break

You can still sign up for 2018 conference CDs and DVDs and also make a donation to Olive Tree Ministries in the exhibit area.

4:00 p.m. Pastor J.D. Farag: “Jerusalem: God’s Prophetic Clock”
5:00 p.m. Close of conference

Exhibit tables will be open until 6 p.m.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith; in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing. 

(II Timothy 4:7-8)

2017 Conference


Saturday, October 7

Minneapolis, Minnesota


6,000 attended from 25 states and 4 foreign countries

Trying to put in writing what my heart says about the whole day.  It was just a tremendously informative and, yes, INSPIRING.  As you say things aren’t falling apart they are coming together. Sybil and I just want to thank you for putting on such a great conference – I think it was absolutely the BEST that you have put together in the history of your ministry, but then again that seems to coincide with the times we are living in.
–Kent & Sybil, Montana



Amir Tsarfati presented two messages:

“Where is America in Bible Prophecy?” and “Europe: Closer to the Antichrist”



Pastor J.D. Farag presented one message:

“Why the Rapture Can Happen at Any Time”



Dr. Mark Hitchcock presented one message

“Apostasy: The Sabotage of Christianity from Within”



Michele Bachmann presented one message

“What is God Saying to the Nations?”


Conference hosts: Jan Markell and Eric Barger


Amir Tsarfati and Pastor JD Farag reflect the only solution to Israeli-Palestinian conflict


Jan Markell was honored for her 40 years in ministry with an incredible presentation hosted by Michele Bachmann



Understanding the Times Fall 2017 – CD Set
Understanding the Times Fall 2017 – CD Set

Get complete sets of CDs or DVDs here.  All five messages on CD are $30 + $5 s/h. All five messages on DVD are $35 + $5 s/h.  DVDs have valuable PowerPoint. The packages are professionally packaged and suitable for gift-giving. (products not ready until November 10)

2016 Conference

October 15, 2016

Amir Tsarfati from Israel. Amir gave two messages on what is going on in the world from a biblical and prophetic perspective. Europe is paving the way for the Antichrist.

Dr. Mark Hitchcock encouraged us with things to come. God has a glorious future for us.

Anne Graham Lotz had a warning for America.

Bill Koenig warned about when God’s Hand of restraint is lifted from a nation.

Our venue that seats 4,300 had 6,000 people jammed into it, all seeking information and assurance at a time of uncertainty. They were not disappointed!

Conference co-hosts Jan Markell and Eric Barger welcome Michele Bachmann who gave a short greeting to the attendees from around the country and world.


Understanding the Times Fall 2016 – CD SetGet complete sets of CDs or DVDs here.  All five messages on CD are $30 + $5 s/h. All five messages on DVD are $35 + $5 s/h.  DVDs have valuable PowerPoint. The packages are professionally packaged and suitable for gift-giving.


2015 Conference


October 2-3, 2015

Conference co-hosts Eric Barger and Jan Markell

We had over 6,000 in attendance over two days from 20 states

Dr. Robert Jeffress

Dr. Jeffress presented two messages, one on America’s future from a biblical perspective and one on Islam in prophecy. How will God deal with Islam in the end? Dr. Jeffress pastors First Baptist Church, Dallas, TX.

Pastor Jack Hibbs

Pastor Jack spoke twice and warned of raging deception in the church today, spoke of the Pope’s role in this, warned against Replacement Theology and much more. He closed emphasizing the comfort of Bible prophecy. Jack pastors Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA.

Amir Tsarfati

Amir is an Israeli Bible prophecy teacher who travels and teaches full time. His message on Israel’s new role of standing alone with not one nation standing with her moved many. His ministry is “Behold Israel.”

Michele Bachmann

Michele served in Congress from 2006 to 2014 and ran for President of the United States in 2012. She served on the House Intelligence Committee. She had cutting-edge insights to share from those experiences and spoke once.


Understanding the Times Fall 2015 – CD SetGet complete sets of CDs or DVDs here.  All six messages on CD are $30 + $5 s/h. All six messages on DVD are $40 + $ s/h.  DVDs have valuable PowerPoint. The packages are professionally packaged and suitable for gift-giving.


To be with so many believers and feel God there with us is something so special.  We go to a bible based church, but they don’t talk at all about these issues.  I can’t say which speaker I liked more because they all had such a passion and presented their messages differently, but yet they all believe we are in the end of the end times.—Kathy Nelson

Thank you for all you did to provide such a profound, meaningful, insightful, powerful “Understanding the Times” Conference!  The live streaming capability allowed us to participate from Ohio, and I can’t tell you how grateful we are.—Lynn & Doug Jacobs

My husband and I brought another couple to your conference.  On the way back to Illinois, they kept saying how great it was – your planning and organization, your discernment on which Christian speakers to invite, their boldness in proclaiming biblical truth, and the relevancy of their messages.  It was clear that we were among like-minded Christians who desired to view these quickly-changing world events as being under God’s control.  There was an urgency to proclaim the gospel in boldness NOW.  Thank you, Jan, and your tireless staff for creating this challenging opportunity for all of us.—Pat & Mike Sullivan

This year I loaded up the Ford Escape with a group of friends and we set out Friday morning.  How utterly blessed we were!! On the way home, we talked about the many ways the Lord spoke to our hearts and how we might respond to Jack Hibbs’ challenge and commissioning! I am so grateful to you for your faithfulness and diligence to carry the message!!  I don’t know if I ever told you – but largely because of you – I have been doing an ‘Understanding the Signs of the Times’ small group for the last 3 years.—Kay Copas

2014 Conferences


Saturday, October 4

Thank you to all those that attended this year’s Fall Conference!

“What a fantastic conference that was spiritually uplifting and encouraging.  I loved each speaker and each topic presented.  Everyone brought something unique and different to the podium with teachable messages that challenged my witness and convicted me but also renewed my confidence and hope about the future in a world taken over with extreme lawlessness.  And, of course, spending 8 hours with like-minded believers who love the Lord and His word is a touch of heaven on earth.”   — Arlene


Several thousand came from across America for our 18th conference since 2002.

Dr. Ed Hindson delivered two messages that reminded us of the lateness of the hour.

Jan Markell was both a speaker and host of our conference, along with co-host Eric Barger.

Pastor Jack Hibbs from Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA, addressed both the rising tide of Islam and deception in the church in one message.

Conference Co-Host Eric Barger introduces Pastor Steven Khoury from Jerusalem. He captivated our audience with his stories and film clips from the Gaza war of the summer of 2014 and his efforts at bringing the gospel to Muslim and Jew in Israel.

Steven Khoury presents Jan with a wood carving as a gift from the believers in Israel.




Thank you to all those that attended this year’s Spring Conference!

Over 3,000 attended “Understanding the Times Spring 2014”

Conference Co-Hosts: Jan Markell and Eric Barger

Keynote speaker, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Moody Church, Chicago, IL.

Prophecy scholar Pastor Skip Heitzig, Calvary Chapel, Albuquerque, NM

Honored guest: Anita Dittman, Holocaust survivor, subject of Jan Markell’s book and DVD, “Trapped in Hitler’s Hell,” just re-released by World Net Daily (WND).

Anita and Jan share Anita’s story and their history together. Their book originally came out by Tyndale House in 1980.

Conference Co-host Eric Barger was also a speaker this spring, focusing on the convergence of end-time events.

Click here to order a CD or DVD set of the 2013 year’s conference!