2019 Conference

Understanding the Times 2019

Saturday, September 21


We had attendees from 45 states, six Canadian Provinces, the UK, Austria, New Zealand, Guatemala, and other locations.


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Dr. Robert Jeffress


Amir Tsarfati


Pastor JD Farag


Pastor Jack Hibbs


Jan Markell


Brent Miller Jr. introduced his new film, “Before the Wrath”


The Watchman Service Award recognizes a ministry leader who has significantly contributed to the movement of building up the Body of Christ using the unique tools of Bible prophecy. The “I Am a Watchman” Ministry presented this to Jan Markell. Pictured are Chris Talton, Scott Townsend, and Joe Kerr. These men conducted speaker interviews during break times which all appear in DVDs, CDs, and YouTubes.



“I was glued to the live streaming on my phone and thankful beyond words.” – Susanne

“Another fantastic UTT conference with inspiring speakers, Jesus-glorifying messages, and thousands of like-minded believers anxiously waiting to meet our Lord and Savior at the trumpet sound.  Thanks for all you do and the stress you endure to abundantly bless and encourage the Body of Christ during these extremely troubling times.  You are sincerely appreciated.”—Arlene

“As I was looking around at the people attending the conference, I noticed they were all like me…eager for any new information and studying the Word and following Jesus Christ being our priority.  It was awesome to be around so many like-minded people for one day. This was my first conference. I will never miss one again. It’s just sad that I have to look so far to find like-minded people. That’s one of the reasons I’m looking so forward to heaven. It was a five-hour drive and worth it!”–Rebecca

“Hi Jan, thank you for the great conference last weekend. It was the best one yet! The messages were filled with hope. There was a feeling of lightness and joy as we ended the day and left the conference. Thank you for your wonderful ministry”.–Beth

“The blessings I receive from all of your conferences are insurmountable, but I believe this one was the most moving, encouraging, and informative of all of the conferences I’ve had the privilege of watching. I am already working on watching it for the second time via YouTube. I am definitely among those who have a hunger for eschatology and I am in awe that the Lord has allowed me the honor to live in these days.”—Erin 

“Here in Melbourne (Australia), I live-streamed (overnight) the Understanding the Times 2019 Conference and then watched it again on YouTube, the day after. I felt protected and fed.”–Carol

2018 Conference



Saturday, September 29
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Surely, I Come Quickly


4,000 attendees from 55 states, Canadian Provinces, and foreign countries attended . . .

Amir Tsarfati, Founder Behold Israel

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

Pastor Jack Hibbs, Calvary Chapel, Chino Hills, CA

Pastor Billy Crone, Sunrise Bible Church, Get A Life Media

Eric Barger, Take a Stand! Ministries  

Pia came all the way from Switzerland to enjoy like-minded fellowship


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“I was so blessed to be there and I will be back. I have felt so alone for so long. No one wants to hear that the King is coming. I can never thank you and your staff enough.”—Gary

Thank you so very much for the streaming. We watched all day from Virginia.”—Melissa  

Jan and team: This is the best conference I’ve been a part of in decades. Thank you very much.”—Charlotte

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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.

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