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 transform their culture.
We hope that you will plan to join us in 2018 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!
Pastor Chad Veach is a leading voice to this generation, who travels both nationally and internationally. He has devoted his life to loving God, loving people, building the local Church and has authored the book, "Unreasonable Hope". After 15 years of ministry, Chad is now pioneering Zoe Church. Chad and Julia are serving as Lead Pastors of Zoe Church in Los Angeles, CA.
Jabin Chavez Ministries is a multicultural and multi-generational ministry that is helping lead people to Jesus around the world. From youth services, leadership conferences, Sunday services and worship team training. 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 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 (where they ministered to upwards of 700 students weekly), intern director, creative director, and janitor! Besides Jabin’s extensive travel schedule of preaching and leading worship; he is also on the creative and teaching team at his home church, Free Chapel OC, lead by Pastor Jentezen Franklin. Jabin and his wife Shanen live in beautiful Newport Beach, California.
Jason is married to his high school sweetheart, Jennifer. They married in 2005 and they have two handsome sons, Liam and Nixon. Jason has over 16 years of experience in youth and young adult ministry. He served as a volunteer youth leader for 3 years followed by 10 years as the Executive Student Pastor at Healing Place Church in Baton Rouge, LA. Jason also served as the Executive Student Pastor of Gateway Church in Dallas, TX under the leadership of Pastor Robert and Debbie Morris. While serving at Gateway Church Jason provided vision and leadership for the Pastoral, Ministry and Central Staff of the student ministry and brought oversight and leadership to 6 campuses with a weekly average of 2000 students. He, along with his team built a National Student Conference that began in 2014 and in only 3 years it grew to over 4500 students from around the nation. Jason is also a gifted communicator and has traveled throughout the U.S. and to over 25 countries preaching the Gospel and equipping leaders at Conferences and Churches. In 2017 Jason and his family are excited that they will be starting Sozo Church in San Francisco, CA.
James and Alanna are the Lead Pastors of C3 Cronulla.
James and Alanna have pretty much grown up in C3 Church at Oxford Falls. James took over the High School’s ministry when he was 17 and then came on staff full time at age 21. At 24, James and Alanna became the Youth Pastors at Oxford Falls for eight years before moving to C3 San Diego, where they served as Associate Pastors under Ps Jurgen and Leanne Matthesius.
They were in San Diego for three years but returned in August 2013 to start C3 Cronulla. They feel a strong affinity for Cronulla and the Sutherland Shire region, and are incredibly excited to see what God will do.
James and Alanna have three children (or ‘cubs’, as they are referred to) and live in Cronulla with the desire to build a Church that is, at its core, strictly inclusive.
Tim and Robyn Bittle married in 2004 and have two daughters (Ellie and Livvy). The two began serving the youth ministry in 2005 and became staff pastors in 2010. They currently oversee the Youth/Young Adult ministries at all TFH locations, Encounter Generation Conference, Life Change retreats, and the TFH Leadership Pipeline. They're passionate about equipping and releasing leaders and consider it an honor to be called to such a noble task. Tim also owns and operates "Bittle and Associates", a successful local real estate practice.