Youth Convention

April 4-6, 2018 Visalia Convention Center

Youth Convention is an annual three-day gathering of around 3,000 young people and young adults in the Western District. Taking place in Visalia, Ca at the Visalia Convention Center, this life-changing event has impacted lives for over 50 years and continues to do so with each passing year.

 

Cost

Early Bird Registration (Until 3/4/18): $35
Registration After 3/4/18: $45
Single Day Pass: $20
WDYC17 Flash Drive: $20
Children (ages 2-11): $10
Booth Space (upon approval): $100

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Main Headquarters Hotel

Marriott Hotel
300 S. Court St, Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 636-1111
Group Code: United Pentecostal Church / Western District
Rate: $129.00 p/n
Cutoff Date: 3/5/18

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Second Headquarters Hotel

Wyndham Hotel
9000 W Airport Dr. Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 651-5000
Keyword: United Pentecostal Church
Rate: Suites $139.00 p/n, Two Queens: $99 p/n, King $99 p/n
Cutoff Date: 3/14/18

Affiliate Hotels

Visalia Sequoia Gateway Inn by Best Western
9300 W Airport Dr, Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 651-3700
Group Code: Western District Youth Division / Youth Convention 2018
Rate: Two Queens: $102 p/n, King: $96 p/n, Suite: $114 p/n
Cutoff Date: 3/22/18

Fairfield Inn & Suites
140 S Akers St, Visalia, CA 93291
Phone: (559) 636-7600
Group Code: United Pentecostal Church
(Call in reservations only)
Rate: Two Queens: $125 p/n
Cutoff Date: 3/3/18

Lamp Lighter Inn
3300 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, CA
Phone: (559) 732-4511
Group Code: United Pentecostal Church / Western District Youth Convention
Rate: King or Two Queens: $96 p/n
Cutoff Date: 3/14/18

 

After Service Events

All attendees (including chaperones) are required to pay as we are charged per-person for each event.

Wednesday Evening

Food Truck Extravaganza

 

Thursday Evening

Quantum Leap Trampoline Park
4335 W. Noble Avenue, Visalia CA

Join in the jump at the all-new Quantum Leap with young people on Thursday Night of WDYC18. We will be renting out this venue exclusively and only 350 tickets will be sold. This event will last from 10:30pm-12:30am and each young person will get to jump for a full hour (first come, first serve). When you are not jumping, or you are waiting, or your hour is up, go and hang out in the upstairs room where there will be music, food for sale, and fellowship. Modesty rules will apply and will be enforced by members of the Western District Youth Committee and their wives. ALL participants MUST fill out the liability waiver and it MUST designed by parents if under 18 years of age. There will be no exceptions to this rule. The rules and modesty code are attached to the liability waver.  Click here for the Form

 

Roller Towne
520 S. Linwood Visalia, CA
Go roller skating with Christian, Holy Ghost filled young people on Thursday Night of WDYC18. $10 per-ticket. This includes your admission to the roller rink as well as skates. 10:30pm-1:00pm. Food will be for sale.

 

Friday Evening

Adventure Park
5600 W. Cypress Ave. Visalia, CA
Friday evening from 10:30pm-1:00am. $20 per-ticket. Join hundreds of other young people as they come together after the last service at WDYC18 for an incredible evening of fun. The ticket includes your all-access pass to bumper boats, miniature golf, go carts, batting cages, food, drinks and arcade (arcade is extra cost). Limited supply of tickets.

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Booths

Booth Space: $100

All vendor booths must apply to have a booth at convention. Start your application here.

For more booth information, contact Josh Treadway at tredwaymusic@aol.com.

Rev. Tyler Sullivan – Wednesday Evening Speaker

Tyler Sullivan was born on July 12, 1985 in Modesto, CA. He spent his early years in North Carolina and Mississippi until in 1990, his family returned west and planted a Home Missions church in Paradise, CA. It was here that Bro. Sullivan received his call to preach and his life changed forever. 16 years later, his family moved to Citrus Heights, CA and at the age of 23 he began to evangelize. For three years he served as Senior Associate Pastor at First Apostolic Church alongside his father, Kenneth Sullivan, in Citrus Heights. He currently serves as Administrative Pastor at Calvary Evangelism Center in Sacramento, CA under Pastor Troy Fair and has served on the WD Youth Committee since 2012. In 2015 he was elected as Youth President of the Western District and is passionate about Student Ministry. He loves spending time with friends and family and his favorite restaurant is Cheesecake Factory.

 

Rev. Jonathan Quinones – Thursday Morning Speaker

Jonathan Quinones was born in McAllen, TX in 1986 and has been involved in ministry since an early age. He became Student Pastor at Revival Center in Modesto in 2007 and continues to serve in this capacity under the leadership of Pastor Todd Johnson. On July 30th, 2011 he married the love of his life, Ashley, and on March 2, 2014, their first son Braiden was born. Their second son, Gavin, was born on March 6, 2017. Jonathan began serving on the WD Youth Committee in 2013 and in 2015 he was elected to the position of Youth Secretary of the Western District. Bro. Quinones enjoys reading and spending time with his wife, family, friends, and students. He would take a good, CLEAN taco truck over any restaurant any day.

 

Pastor Tom Foster – Thursday Evening Speaker

Tom Foster was born in Tupelo, Mississipi on June 1, 1954. The first of twins, he claims that was the first and last race in which he ever beat his twin brother, Tim. The family settled in West Monroe, Louisiana when his father, Dr. Fred Foster, took the pastorate of The Pentecostals of the Twin Cities. Pastor Foster graduated from West Monroe High School and received his Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Planning to attend Georgetown University to obtain his Law Degree, he changed his plans after a late night prayer meeting. He completed his Master’s Degree and married his high school sweetheart, Gayla Hayden. Setting out on the journey God laid out for them, they evangelized for several years… Pastor Foster preaching and Sis. Foster ministering in song, music and worship.

One day he was invited to preach in a small Dallas church and was voted in as pastor. From that moment on, Pastor and Sis. Foster have been God’s tools for healing hurts and building people in the North Texas area. The building the church presently occupies, stand as symbols of what God can do with two dedicated servants. Bro. and Sis. Foster travel throughout the United States and are in demand as keynote speakers. They reside in Ovilla, Texas where Pastor Foster has his horses within arms reach and Sis. Foster has plenty of space for her organic garden.

 

District Superintendent Mark Morgan – Friday Morning Speaker

Mark Morgan is the senior pastor at Abounding Grace of San Francisco, a congregation he founded in December 2004. Bro. Morgan’s career began in 1982 when he and his wife Naomi moved to Anna, Illinois to assume the youth of a local United Pentecostal Church. In 1988, Bro. Morgan assumed the pastorate of the United Pentecostal Church in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, where he served as senior pastor for 10 years. In 1998, he moved to California and in 2013, was elected as Western District Superintendent. During his career, Bro. Morgan has served on the Illinois District Youth Committee and the Oklahoma District Youth Committee. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, three children and two grandchildren.

 

Pastor Matt Tuttle – Friday Evening Speaker

Matt Tuttle has been a missionary, an evangelist, and is currently serving as Pastor of Eastgate Church in Vidor, TX. He began attending Indiana Bible College in 2000 and graduated in 2002. On January 8, 2005 he married Michelle McCoy and in 2006 they began to evangelize. In 2010, the Tuttle’s left the evangelistic field began serving as Missionaries in Dordrecht in the Netherlands (South Holland). In 2015, the Tuttle’s were elected as Pastor of Eastgate Church and Bro. Tuttle is continually sought after as a conference and camp speaker.

 

Rev. Justin Reinking – Youth Workers Breakout Session

Justin Reinking joined the General Youth Division in January 2017. Before coming to St. Louis, he was privileged to serve as a member of the Oklahoma Youth Department. He was blessed to serve the OK Youth for nearly 10 years, serving as Sectional Youth leader, Senior Bible Quiz Coordinator, Youth Secretary, and Oklahoma District Youth President for six years. Justin was a full-time Youth Pastor in Dewar, OK for 10 years serving under Pastor Matthew Martin at the Dewar United Pentecostal Church. He is an ordained minister of the UPCI and believes in this generation of Apostolic youth. He met his beautiful bride, Kimberly, while traveling in Oklahoma and their relationship grew while attending Indiana Bible College together from 1999-2003. In July 2001, they were married and have three handsome boys: Noah, Elijah, and Micah. The family enjoys sports in the backyard, game nights, and family walks. Justin enjoys running and basketball, and he considers himself a Reuben sandwich connoisseur (see Shapiro’s in Indy).

 

Victoria Reyes – Hyphen Breakout Session

Victoria Reyes is from America’s finest city, San Diego, CA where she attends The Anchor Church Pastored by James Larson. She’s passionate about seeing this generation become disciples of Jesus Christ, revivalists in their communities, and spirit led leaders in all they do. She currently works in the legal field while serving as Hyphen Director/Campus Ministry International Director for the Southern California District.