One Conference.
Two Cities.
One Purpose.

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Welcome

This will be the 14th year of the annual Jesus Culture Encounter Conference! From the beginning, our vision and purpose has remained the same. We are passionate about a generation encountering God and seeing cities and campuses flooded with leaders burning with love for Jesus and radical faith to see transformation and revival! This year the Encounter Conference will not only be in Redding, but Sacramento as well. It's One Conference, now in Two Cities with One Purpose to encounter God!

Sacramento Exclusive

And as we prepare to do this amazing conference in two locations, we have to admit that one of them is very special to us. You see, our Sacramento conference marks a very unique moment - it will be our first conference in our new hometown! And with that, we are going to be recording a live CD/DVD/Blu-Ray during this conference! That's right. Jesus Culture will be capturing a whole new album during this conference and we are wishing for everyone, if they can, to make it to the conference. And don't worry, if you can't make it there, you can still make it to the Encounter Conference in Redding the week before for the full conference as well!

Speakers & Worship

Banning Liebscher

Redding and Sacramento

Banning & SeaJay Liebscher are the Directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry dedicated to mobilizing a generation to shape culture and transform nations. Jesus Culture is impacting a generation through conferences, events, music, Campus Awakening, and the training of emerging leaders. Banning's passion is to see a generation of revivalists raised up who have encountered the extravagant love of Jesus and have given themselves for worldwide revival. He and his wife have three children, Ellianna, Raya, and Lake.

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Benny Perez

Redding

Benny Perez is the co-founding pastor (together with his wife, Pastor Wendy) and the lead pastor of The Church LV. Pastor Benny and The Church are known in the community for their outreach ministries, providing food and clothing to thousands across the valley on a weekly basis, as well as the other partnerships, both with community and political leaders, and in several public schools.

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Chris Hill

Sacramento

Chris Hill, founder of Chris Hill Ministries International (CHM) and Senior Pastor of The Potter's House of Denver, is an exemplary leader, speaker, teacher and influencer, who has been devoted to spreading the Word for more than 20 years. His inspirational and prevailing messages of hope redefine the scope and influence of the postmodern Christian pulpit drawing multicultural and multigenerational audiences from around the world.

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Havilah Cunnington

Sacramento

Havilah has been in full-time ministry for 18 years traveling throughout North America speaking at conferences, churches, camps, and retreats. She believes that today is the Church's finest hour if we choose to live with passion, purpose, and walk in power.

Prior to serving as Directors of Moral Revolution, Havilah and her husband Ben were on staff at The Rock of Roseville Church for 15 years. Havilah and Ben reside in Redding, CA with their four sons.

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Scott Thompson

Redding and Sacramento

Scott & Lacey Thompson are Associate Leaders and School of ministry Instructors at Bethel Church in Atlanta. Scott and Lacey have three children, Orren, Judah & Ava. Scott is the Director of Outreach for Jesus Culture. He is a dynamic leader who operates in the prophetic and moves in signs and wonders. There is a calling on his life to break the chains off a generation and see them preach the authentic gospel through radical love and demonstrations of power.

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Tom Crandall

Redding

Tom Crandall is the Youth Pastor of Awakening, Bethel Church, Redding CA. He and his wife Leslie have served together in full-time youth ministry for over a decade. They have two amazing children, Joel and Addie and a yellow lab named Bailey. Awakening is a thriving youth ministry dedicated to fueling local revival and empowering teens to walk in purity and power. Tom’s passion is to see a generation encounter God, discover their identity, and raise up supernatural leaders to impact the world. Tom also oversees the youth pastors track in Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

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Jesus Culture Band

Redding and Sacramento

The Jesus Culture Worship team was formed organically through the momentum of a movement whose focus is to equip a generation to be influencers of society. They are joined together with one focus: to bring people into an encounter with God's love through worship and to disciple them to transform society. They live devoted to a lifestyle of worship, hoping that their music can help lead all those who hear it into an experience of His presence that won't leave them the same.

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Derek Johnson

Redding and Sacramento

Derek Johnson is a singer-songwriter who has a heart to see young adults experience the power God through music that carries God's presence. He led worship at Bethel Church in Redding, CA for 5 years before relocating to the Sacramento area with the Jesus Culture team. He believes strongly in serving the local church and is a Jesus Culture Music artist and worship leader.

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Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Redding and Sacramento

Bryan and Katie met in 2006 at the Bethel School of Supernatural Worship in Redding, CA. Bryan is from Canada and Katie a Californian. They both led worship separately while dating long distance for 2 1/2 years, Bryan in Canada and Katie at Bethel Church. They got married in 2009 and became worship pastors together in Fresno, CA. They live to see the earth transform to Heaven's likeness and for this generation to encounter the real Jesus. They believe that in God's presence, sickness is healed, prisoners are set free, and minds are restored.

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Kristene DiMarco

Redding and Sacramento

Kristene DiMarco is a singer-songwriter who has devoted her life to spending time with God in the unseen place. Kristene's passionate worship inspires believers of all ages to pursue the heart of God in a deeper way. Kristene is a featured worship leader at Jesus Culture Conferences, The Call, and God TV and has been a worship leader with Justice House of Prayer San Francisco for many years. She is a prophetic voice for her generation who carries a strong anointing for intimacy and encounter through worship.

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Equipping a generation to impact culture and transform nations

Our heart at Jesus Culture is to see a generation of leaders raised up to impact culture and transform nations so we have dedicated one session of the conference to interview, interact with, and hear from various leaders who are doing just that; influencing the different realms of society. We will have several areas represented such as business, education, government, entertainment, professional sports, and social justice. These leaders will join us for a session of interviews and even interaction from you where we can ask them what it looks like to be a leader who is impacting culture.

Chris Adams

Redding and Sacramento

Chris Adams has been making an impact as a public educator for more than 20 years. Driven by the passion to see students achieve their dreams, he has served as teacher, coach, mentor, registrar, assistant principal, principal, associate superintendent and superintendent...

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Michael Redd

Sacramento

Michael Redd was a star player right out the gate of his college career carrying Ohio State to the Final Four in 1999 where he was named, First Team Big Ten. He was then drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks and named an NBA All Star in 2004 and MVP...

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Richard T. Jones

Redding and Sacramento

Richard T. Jones is an actor who has played roles in hit television shows and feature films including J.J. Abrams' blockbuster, "Super 8." He began acting in college and didn't stop. Jones currently appears as Lt. Governor Sam Dennings in the CBS show...

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Greg Perkins

Sacramento

Greg Perkins is the founder of African American Expressions, the largest African American owned greeting card company in America today. Perkins grew up in Niagra Falls, NY and watched his father run businesses which lead to fuel him in the success of his own...

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Heather Ridnour

Sacramento

Dr. Heather Ridnour is passionate about helping others in their pursuit of greatness. She believes the science of psychology has developed profoundly simple yet remarkably powerful skills and tools that are grounded in spiritual...

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Steven Souza

Redding

Steven Souza Jr. is a minor league baseball player drafted by the Washington Nationals as a third round pick in the 2007 MLB Draft from Cascade HS in Everett, WA. At age 24, Souza has made a name for himself in the minor league system. The outfielder has...

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Sheri Silk

Redding

Sheri Silk is the General Manager of Advance Redding, a public benefit non-profit corporation formed to manage the Redding Civic Auditorium. She oversees an amazing team to bring quality events to Redding. She also serves on the senior management...

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Recording our new album in Sacramento

As by now you've heard the news, we are recording our new album in Sacramento! That means doing a few things too. That means that people who register for the Sacramento Encounter conference will be especially privy to the new album and its songs. And as always, we want to be able to capture the correct energy and passion that all of our past albums carry. With that, the conference may be subject to changes or stops in the schedule in order allow for our worship leaders Kim and Chris to really lead the congregation in worship as the Holy Spirit leads. Anyways, we are so happy to invite you all to come and worship with us. We are going to have an amazing time together and we can't wait to see you there!

I want all the details

And you deserve them! We've come up with a slew of important details for you to know about when it comes to this conference. Remember, there are two locations which means that there will (most likely) be twice the information. Just make sure that when you get to the details, you breathe a sign of relief, and think, "Ah. This conference is going to be good."