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in America.

Inspire | Transform | Equip

LIFE SURGE is a place where you can build a great career and change peoples lives at the same time.

Perks and Benefits

Working at LIFE SURGE has a lot of benefits, one of the greatest being a uniquely positive and uplifting work environment. We want our staff to live abundant, impactful lives in the workplace and community. We’ve built a close-knit team of developers, analysts, marketers, and customer support representatives working together with the ultimate goal of changing lives. At LIFE SURGE, we are committed to growth, health, and spreading joy across our global community.


As a company, we genuinely desire to make a truly positive impact on the world around us, leading the way in helping people live a more enriched life. Join us!


We offer competitive compensation as well as company bonuses and holiday pay.

Time Off

Your health and personal life is important to us at LIFE SURGE. With accrued hours of PTO, take the time you need to rest and recharge.


The culture at LIFE SUGE is non-corporate, always casual, entrepreneurial, comfortable, fun and proactive.


Taking care of your health comes first. You’re covered with our comprehensive health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, as well as both short and long term disability.

Marketplace Chaplain

Our chaplains provide personalized and proactive employee care services which are voluntary, neutral, and strictly confidential.


LIFE SURGE is a movement that has a clear purpose: to know God and to make him known.

We want to lead a global movement of people surging their lives God’s way, by inspiring, transforming and equipping believers to do all that God has called them to do. Years ago, Billy Graham Jr. said, “I believe one of the next great moves of God is going to be through the believers in the workplace.”

Not only do we believe that – we want to be a part of seeing that reality in our lifetime! From live events to digital media and ongoing education and training, we want to impact every sphere of our society with the Power of God and the life-altering truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

LIFE SURGE is passionate about bringing our events to our attendees, LIVE AND IN-PERSON! We believe in the power of a local community that fellowships together, worships together, and encourages each other exactly where they are. By bringing together some of the top Christian speakers, business minds, entrepreneurs, and worship teams, our hope is to create an atmosphere of transformation.

Our mandate is to provide an opportunity for each attendee and believer to experience increase in their personal lives, careers, businesses, wealth, and legacy for the generations to follow. Because of John 10:10, we believe that there are always opportunities to live a better life, and that can happen suddenly and powerfully.

Your Co-Laborer,

Joe Johnson, PhD
Founder and Chief Entrepreneur

Meet Our Leadership Team

Joe Johnson, PhD
Founder and Chief Entrepreneur

Shawn Marcell
Chief Operating Officer

Matt Maggio
Chief Sales Officer

Lauren Mallette
Chief of Events

Matt Rayburn
Chief Relationship Officer

Heidi Boykin
VP, Operations

Steve Salzman
VP, Finance

An Inside Look into Who We Are

Purpose – Our Why?

To know God and make Him known in the marketplace.
“Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord.” Hosea 6:3a

Vision – Our What?

To lead a global movement of surging our lives God’s way.
“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10b

Mission – Our How?

To inspire, transform, and equip people to SURGE their lives God’s way.
“I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17

Our Core Values

SURGE Obsessed

We are SURGE Obsessed! We eat, live, and breath “The LIFE SURGE Movement” by continuously improving and growing personally and professionally, spiritually, creatively, as well as in our business.

Uniquely Entrepreneurial

We are Uniquely Entrepreneurial: walking in faith, always creating, and pushing the boundaries of innovation and growth while becoming a unique city on the hill.

Results Driven

We are Results Driven because results matter. In all we do, we seek to multiply and be fruitful pursuing the right results. What we do must translate into great earthly and eternal results.

God Centered

We are God Centered. We pursue God in everything we do, including wisdom, direction, provision and success. We pursue to know and acknowledge God by following Him and His ways.


We are Excellent at what we do. As Jesus modeled doing “all things well,” we pursue our calling with a spirit of excellence. We push ourselves to “excel” in all we do and everything we touch.

The Meaning Behind Our Logo

The Chart

  • The chart represents a measurable area of life, such as income, wealth, business, etc.
  • The 7 bars represents completeness of different seasons of life.

The Circle

  • The circle represents our earthly life.
  • Outside of the circle is our heavenly life or eternal life.
  • We measure the earthly (the now) and the eternal (the future) impact.

The Surge

  • The SURGE represents our lives surging upward.
  • The source of the SURGE is God (Isaiah 48:17).

The Star

  • The star represents Jesus as the bright morning star in Revelation 22:16.
  • We SURGE towards Jesus and that more abundant life He came to give (John 10:10).

Watch videos from past events to get to know us!

Our Third LIFE SURGE Event
Dallas (Sold Out Arena)

Our Second LIFE SURGE Event
Fort Lauderdale

Our First LIFE SURGE Event

Located in Bradenton, Florida

We are located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, south of the
greater Tampa Bay area and north of Sarasota.

Bradenton Financial Center was built in 1986 on a 1.18-acre site at 1401 West Manatee Avenue, within walking distance of Bradenton City Hall, the Manatee County Courthouse, the Manatee County Government Center, and the Bradenton Riverwalk. At 12 stories, it is the tallest building in Manatee County, offering covered parking and stunning views of the Manatee River and Tampa Bay.

The City of Bradenton is located along Florida’s Gulf Coast, only 35 minutes south of the greater Tampa Bay area, and just north of Sarasota. Bradenton is a wonderful place to raise a family – to work and to play. Bradenton is nestled on the beautiful Manatee River, and the Bradenton Riverwalk offers many ways to enjoy the view. Home to LECOM Park – home of the spring training Pittsburgh Pirates – Bradenton is just minutes from picturesque Anna Maria Island, where the beauty of Florida beaches is always on display. Bradenton also hosts the annual Bradenton Blues Festival, which has rapidly become one of the best blues festivals in the country. Ten other MLB Spring Training ballparks are located within easy driving distance of Bradenton.

Bradenton is an easy 2-hour drive from Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and all the other theme parks and attractions in the Orlando area. The Bradenton/Manatee County/Sarasota County area is home to over 830,000 people, offering unrivaled public amenities, an outstanding array of houses of worship, and access to leading cultural expressions like the Ringling Museum of Art and the Sarasota Opera. Tampa/St. Petersburg is just 40 minutes from Bradenton, offering additional beautiful beaches, world-class seaports, an amazing array of universities and colleges, fine dining and shopping, more theme parks, and American’s finest professional sports franchises including the Rays, Buccaneers, and Lighting.

Our headquarters, Bradenton Financial Center, the tallest building in the city.

Unspoiled beauty. Rich history.

The easy pace of island life. And a downtown energized with arts, culture, discoveries and more. Get ready to immerse yourself into all the sights, smells, flavors, and surprises that make the Bradenton area a one-of-a-kind destination.

Beaches, culture, nature and laid-back fun.

Occasionally you run across an old photo of Florida – before the theme parks, malls, and mega-chains. It’s the Florida of swaying palms, island beaches, and laid-back living. You may assume those days are long gone – until you stumble upon Bradenton, Sarasota, and the Tampa Bay area.

Many people first get to know this region while visiting the sun-drenched offshore islands of Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, and Siesta Key – all laid-back vacation destinations gently rimmed by the warm, turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. By living and working here, you’ll find some of the whitest, powder-soft beaches in the USA and sunsets to remember for a lifetime. Living in the Bradenton area gives you the opportunity to stroll out over the water on a historic pier, watch fishermen reel in their catch, or dine on fresh seafood overlooking the coast.

Nestled just south of Tampa Bay between St. Petersburg and Sarasota on Florida’s West Coast, the Bradenton/Sarasota area is easy to get to, yet slightly off the beaten path. Better yet, once you get to live here, you will feel worlds away. This is the real deal – authentic Florida with an infectious, friendly local vibe.

For the fashionistas, the Bradenton/Sarasota area is home to UTC, The Mall at University Town Center – packed with over 100 stores and 20 dining options including Boss, Michael Kors, Vineyard Vines, and more. UTC is where friends and families find themselves at the center of it all — as Sarasota/Bradenton’s favorite shopping, dining, and lifestyle destination. You’ll soak up the Florida sun in this open-air environment where new discoveries are always waiting to be made, and favorites are waiting to be enjoyed again.

Adventures in the great outdoors.

The Bradenton/Manatee County area is rich with tons of outdoor parks, preserves, beaches, and historical places. Beyond the amazing beaches you’ll find more unspoiled landscapes – with nature and eco-adventures of every kind across a wide array of public parks and recreation destinations. It is easy to book a kayak or paddle board tour with a local outfitter to experience what it’s like to paddle through mangrove tunnels and spy marine life – from starfish and horseshoe crabs to dolphins and manatees, as well as an array of native birds.

You’ll be able to explore Robinson Preserve’s coastal habitats by foot or bike and climb to the top of its 12-meter observation tower for 360-degree views of the surrounding wilderness. You’ll love to hike among sand pine scrub and oak hammocks at Rye Preserve, where you might spot a rare gopher tortoise or a Florida scrub-jay. You can also check out an agricultural tour there, whether you want to spend the day at an orange grove, learn about the operations of a dairy farm, or wander a vineyard. All of these options give you fantastic ways to have fun and unwind as you enjoy the greater Bradenton area.

Our Hiring Process

LIFE SURGE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and seek to empower each individual while supporting the many perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business needs. We take a very thorough approach to finding the right fit for both our company and each human who comes to work here. Our process includes several interviews, an analysis of your career history, and in-depth reference checks. We respect your time and appreciate your participation in our mutual goal to help you find the ideal position for your skills and strengths.

Questions? Email: [email protected]