The Global Association of Christian Hospitality Professionals (GACHP)

 Proudly Presents The 16th Annual Food Service & Hospitality Ministry Conference.

                          Come join us Deep in the Heart of Texas and Deepen your love for Hospitality

Join us in Arlington, Texas for the GACHP Conference Hosted by, First Baptist Arlington, located at 301 South Center Street,           Arlington, TX. 76010. For the nation’s largest gathering for Christian Hospitality Professionals.

The GACHP is excited to invite you to 16th annual conference. Our desire for 2019 is to build a conference that meets your specific needs in your unique ministry. For more information about the 2019 schedule visit the website for continual updates.

    • 1st time attendee $99.00
    • Single Registration $129.00
    • Attendee & Guest  $199.00
    • Team Registration ( up to 6 people ) $399.00
  • Day pass option: Can only attend 1 day  $49.00


The 2019 conference will be held at the beautiful First Baptist Arlington, June 20th – 22nd. Our conferences are specifically designed for Christian Hospitality Professionals from organizations of all sizes and types. They are planned to help equip you to fulfill your calling as a leader and more effectively take your organization and career to the next level of excellence!

Please e-mail and request a conference justification letter for you to share with your boss.

The conference will offer educational seminars for professional development taught by the industry’s leading professionals. It will also inspire the conferees with world class teaching by dynamic keynote speakers.


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Along with all the exciting breakout sessions, the Trade Show is the central focus of the second day of the 3 day conference. You will have the opportunity to meet with every vendor on a personal level for more than just a “passing by” experience. The Trade Show is also the focal point of socializing and networking with other ministry leaders.

Exhibitors will include National and Local Companies which provide:
Kitchen Equipment
Frozen, grocery & dry goods
Paper supplies
Cleaning chemicals
Specialized training
Coffee and beverage supplies
Other product and services

Topics vary each year with a focus on classes for our certification process. We have a variety of classes all designed to inspire and equip, taught by industry professionals and experts. Topics for 2019: TBA in March 2019

Join Us For! Serv Safe Certification is $95.00 to be added to conference registration.  This is given by a Certified ServSafe Instructor on Wednesday afternoon before the conference officially starts. Call 407-504-2247 for more details.

Join Us For! Wednesday, June 20th for Pre -Conference Registration from 7-9pm at Hampton Inn & Suites, Ranger room. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones and pick up your conference binder before the conference begins. Light snacks will be served. This is a FREE event.

Join Us For! Thursday, June 20th for a Texas Ranger’s Game at Globe Life Park. This is a limited seating event and the first 30 attendees to sign up during registration will be able to attend. The game is a 6 – 10pm.  This event is paid for by CORD Inc.

Join Us For! Our third annual Iron sharpens Iron cooking competition being held Friday, June 21st during our break-out schedule. Call 407-504-2247 for more details and to sign up to particpate.

Join Us For! Saturday June 22nd for a trip to Waco, TX to visit and tour Magnolia Market. We will board a bus after the conference and go over for an afternoon of fun. This is also a limited seating event and the first 30 attendees to sign up during registration will be able to attend. Bus will leave at 1pm. This event is paid for by CORD Inc.

Hotel Accommodations: Check the accommodations page for full details

Transportation & Travel Information: Check the accommodations page

Weather in Arlington, TX?
Weather in the summer months are in the low 90’s during the day and mid 70’s at night.

Please remember this conference is a Business Casual setting. It will be warm outside, but you may need a light sweater for inside during education sessions.

We look forward to seeing you there!