Welcome to the official website of Encounter Conference
Encounter is an annual youth and young adult conference held at The Father's House in Vacaville, California. For over a decade, groups and individuals from all over California and surrounding states have gathered for 3 days to encounter God, discover their purpose, and affect their culture.
We hope that you will plan to join us February 18–20, 2016 for 3 life changing days! As always the music will be loud, the sessions will be powerful and people will leave forever changed! We can’t wait to see you here with us in Vacaville!
|Thursday, Feb 18|
|7:00pm||Main Session 1|
|Friday, Feb 19|
|9-10:30am||Breakfast (Youth Pastors Only)|
|10:30am||Main Session 2|
|7:00pm||Main Session 3|
|Saturday, Feb 20|
|9-10:30am||Breakfast (Youth Pastors Only)|
|10:30am||Main Session 4|
Bryan and Katie Torwalt 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. They got married in 2009. The experience of their worship together is a powerful and unique mixture of their anointing and history with God. 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. Their songs carry hope and life that flow out of every note and lyric.
Jabin is a highly sought after communicator and worship leader whose relevant and prophetic ministry has been a blessing to the body of Christ for years. Jabin began playing guitar and leading worship at the age of thirteen and has been in full-time ministry since 2002. He loves the local church and has played many roles on church teams including: worship pastor, youth and young adult pastor, intern director, creative director, and even janitor! Since 2012, Jabin has been traveling full-time, preaching, leading worship and coaching worship leaders and worship teams. Jabin and his wife Shanen live in beautiful Newport Beach, California and attend Free Chapel.
Banning and SeaJay Liebscher are the Directors of Jesus Culture, a ministry mobilizing a generation of revivalists and reformers who will shape culture and transform nations. They are also the Senior Leaders of Jesus Culture Sacramento located in the capital of California. Their passion is to see nations awakened to the love and power of God and for a generation to fully give themselves for the cause of Christ in the earth. Banning and SeaJay’s heart is to do family really well and get together with some friends to change the world. Their greatest joy in life is being parents to Ellianna, Raya, and Lake.
Jeremy Johnson, along with his wife Christy, are two people who have fully committed their lives to knowing Jesus and making Him known. They are called to reach lost people with the love of God, and are willing to do whatever it takes to see revival sweep across the earth. This is obvious not only in their personal lives, but it is seen through the ministry God has given them. Jeremy and Christy also have two children, Brave and Lyric, who are their pride and joy! Jeremy, who is powerfully anointed and carries a contagious passion when he preaches, travels internationally, sharing the message God has laid upon his heart to see God save cities and transform culture. Christy, who is a worship leader in the internationally known traveling worship band Worth Dying For, is known to lead worship as well as speak with an anointing that is so powerful that it breaks strongholds. Their ministry has had an impact on thousands worldwide.
In 2006, the couple founded a conference in Northern California called Ammunition Conference, which is now known as Fearless Conference. Since its beginnings, the conference has grown in numbers each year, drawing 4,000 in attendance for its 2012 event. From all around the world, leading pastors, evangelists, and worship teams come, leading the attendees into an encounter with God, as well as equipping students, leaders, pastors, and all Christians present with the tools they need to take back their cities for Christ.
Together, Jeremy and Christy have seen wonders far greater than they could have ever expected. Previously, they were youth pastors for nine years, and over that course of time, were privileged to train up and equip young adults to be powerful and effective worship leaders and pastors. Currently, they are the Lead Pastors of Fearless LA: A Planetshakers Church based in downtown Los Angeles. Their heart is to see God bring revival to Los Angeles, and ultimately, to the nations.
Their ministry is built upon this creed formed from 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear...”
Jason Laird currently serves as the Gateway Students Executive Pastor at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas under the leadership of Pastors Robert and Debbie Morris. He is responsible for providing vision and leadership to the pastoral, central and support staff of GWS which serves over 1,500 students and families each week across the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. God has given Jason a gift to communicate in an engaging and relevant way to any audience of any size. With over 14 years of ministry experience in youth and young adult ministry, Jason's assignment is as clear today as it was when he began, to raise up a generation devoted to God and devoted to others. He and his wife, Jennifer, live in Grapevine, Texas with their two handsome sons, Liam and Nixon.
Tim and Robyn Bittle have been working with the youth of The Fathers House since 2005. Both are passionate about raising up an army of leaders in this generation and consider it an honor to be called to such a noble task. Tim is also highly involved in the local marketplace and continues to operate a successful real estate practice.