Grace Bible Church has partnered with Between Two Trees Ministries to create a marriage ministry on the Central Coast of California. Our desire is to build strong marriages, healthy relationships and biblical community.

Curt & Rhonda Hamner, a husband and wife team, are Certified Marriage and Relationship Coaches and have been trained under the PREP, Imago, Prepare/Enrich, Mastering the Mysteries of Love programs and have forty years of experience as pastoral counselors. Curt directs Between Two Trees Ministries and is a professional marriage and family education consultant, serving clients including Pepperdine University, Boone Center for the Family, Chick-Fil-A, and Winshape Marriage. Rhonda speaks to Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) throughout Southern California. Curt and Rhonda have a passion for marriage and a devotion to Christ which motivates them to offer coaching and practical tools to couples to promote the growth in their relationship.
Between Two Trees is named for the two references to the Tree of Life found in Genesis 2:9 and Revelation 22. At the beginning and at the end of time, relationships flourish in the world God had designed. The Garden of Eden and the Eternal City of God was free of fear and there genuine love prevails (1 John 4:18). This is the yearning of every marriage, flourishing in the safety of Adam and Eve enjoined in the garden. All “the people of God” will delight “in” at the end of time in God’s Kingdom.

Romans 8:23 describes the world we live in, the “fallen” state after sin and selfishness entered the picture. Marriages, like the rest of creation, groan looking for what Adam and Eve experienced and what the future reality will be. The beauty we believe here is that as couples come to know the truth and grace of God's Good News, their relationship can flourish during this time we describe as, “Between Two Trees”.