Youth Convention

April 24-26, 2019 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.

 See the Youth Convention Schedule!

Registration Cost

Early Bird Registration (Until 3/25/19): $40
Registration After 3/25/19: $50
Single Day Pass: $25
Video Dropcard: $30
Audio Dropcard: $20
Children (ages 2-11): $10
Booth Space (upon approval): $100

After Service Events

Rollertowne (Thursday Night): $10
Quantum Leap (Thursday Night): $10
Adventure Park (Friday Night): $20

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Headquarters Hotel

Marriott Hotel
300 S. Court St, Visalia, CA 93291
Keyword: United Pentecostal Church
Rate:  $134.00 p/n
Cutoff Date: 4/2/19

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Affiliated Hotels

Comfort Inn and Suites (Across the street)
210 E. Acequia Ave., Visalia, CA, 93291
Phone: (559) 738-1700
Keyword: UPC Youth Convention
Rate: Single $169.00 p/n, Two Queens: $179 p/n
Cutoff Date: No Cutoff

Holiday Inn Express
5625 W Cypress Ave, Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 738-1700
Keyword: United Pentecostal Church
Rate: $142.00 p/n
Cutoff Date: 2/24/19

Wyndham Hotel
9000 W Airport Dr. Visalia, CA 93277
Phone: (559) 651-5000
Keyword: United Pentecostal Church
Rate: $119.00 p/n
Cutoff Date: 4/3/19

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: $124 p/n
Cutoff Date: 4/3/19

Lamp Lighter Inn
3300 W Mineral King Ave, Visalia, CA
Phone: (559) 732-4511
Group Code: United Pentecostal Church / Western District Youth Convention
Rate: $98 p/n
Cutoff Date: 4/10/19


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 Quantum Leap with young people on Thursday Night of WDYC19. 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.

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Roller Towne
520 S. Linwood Visalia, CA
Go roller skating with Christian, Holy Ghost filled young people on Thursday Night of WDYC19. $10 per-ticket. This includes your admission to the roller rink as well as skates. 10:30pm-1:00am. 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 WDYC19 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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Booth Space: $100

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

For more booth information, contact Gavin Giesmann at

Wednesday Evening Service

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 Tyler 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. He served as Senior Associate Pastor at First Apostolic Church in Citrus Heights and is currently serving as the Administrative Pastor at Calvary Evangelism Center in Sacramento. He has been on the Youth Committee since 2012 and in 2015 was elected as Youth President of the Western District. He loves spending time with friends and family and his favorite restaurant is Texas Roadhouse.

Thursday Morning Main Session

Jonathan Quinones was born in McAllen, TX in 1986 and has been involved in ministry since an early age. He continues to serve in ministry and is currently the Administrative Pastor at Revival Center in Modesto, California under the leadership of Pastor Todd Johnson. On July 30th, 2011 he married the love of his life, Ashley, and they are the proud parents of two boys, Braiden and Gavin. He began serving on the WD Youth Committee in 2011 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 and children.

Thursday Evening Service

Joel A. Urshan is a fourth generation Apostolic-Pentecostal. He preached his first sermon at the age of eleven and since that time he has evangelized in nearly every state in the United States and many countries of Western Europe. He has also ministered in youth and family camps, youth conventions and conferences throughout his ministry. He served five years as a youth leader and co-pastor with his father in Kokomo, Indiana. In 2005 he and his family moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, where they are pastoring the Tree of Life Church. His ministry is dynamically anointed with the presence of the Holy Ghost and has touched thousands of lives.

Friday Morning General Session

Mark Morgan is the senior pastor at Abounding Grace of San Francisco, a congregation he founded in December 2004. Besides leading Abounding Grace of San Francisco, Rev. Mark Morgan serves on the Chinese Summit Committee for the United Pentecostal Church. Rev. Morgan is president and founder of Global Impact Ministries, an organization dedicated to sharing the apostolic faith in North America and overseas.

Rev. 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. Two years later he embarked on an evangelistic ministry that lasted four years and saw him travel across North America and overseas speaking at apostolic gatherings. In 1988, Rev. Morgan 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 where he re-embarked on an evangelistic crusade and traveled extensively speaking at camps, conferences, crusades and ministerial training venues.

During his career, Rev. Morgan has contributed to several committees with the United Pentecostal Church organization, including the Illinois District Youth Committee, The Oklahoma District Youth Committee, and the Evangelist Commission. He was also a board member of Jackson College of Ministries.

Friday Evening Service

Chantry Dean’s work with his home church began over 19 years ago as Student Pastor. He and Heather were voted in as Associate Pastor in 2012 and in 2016 were voted in, unanimously, as Pastor of Calvary Tabernacle in Bentonville, AR. Heather is a 3rd grade teacher at Centerton Gamble Elementary and they both have led in local, state, and national ministries. Their daughter, Ava, is the center of their world and as a family, they love to spend time together at home and traveling. They have a heart to lead people to Christ and to see revival in Bentonville!

Youth Workers Breakout Session

Michael Thomas joined the UPCI Youth Ministries team in January of 2018. Before joining the team, Michael lived in Gadsden, Alabama where he served on staff at Church on the Rock as assistant pastor and youth pastor. Michael has been involved in youth ministry on the local and district level for over fourteen years. His youth ministry experience includes serving as youth pastor, sectional director, district youth secretary as well as youth president for Alabama. Michael is privileged to be an ordained minister of the UPCI and is excited to serve this incredible generation of apostolic youth and young adults in a, “this is that” moment of time!

Michael met his beautiful wife at an Alabama youth camp and after many years of pursuit convinced her to marry him. Michael and DeAnna have been married for 11 years now and are parents to a five-year-old, blue-eyed ray of sunshine named Myla Joy. Michael also attended Gateway College of Evangelism/Urshan College and continues his educational pursuits through Hope International University. Michael enjoys running, kayaking, golfing and going on adventures.

Hyphen Breakout Session

Amber Huizar graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University. She loves chocolate, shopping, reading, and making memories with her littles and hubby. She has served in various ministries, has done missions trips, and speaks out to ladies and youth. She is the wife of Amado Huizar, and mother to her 3 handsome boys, Avery, Aiden, and Austin, and her princess, Addison. Currently, she serves alongside her husband as Executive Pastors at SBUPC in Chula Vista, CA.

P7 Clubs

Seth serves as the National Director for Project 7 Bible Clubs. He is the Youth Pastor at Apostolic Truth Church in Appleton, WI under Pastor Aaron Soto. Seth has seen firsthand what Project 7 can do for a youth group. P7 Clubs changed the way the youth group engaged with students and discipled them. Project 7 has also opened many doors in their community to serve and connect with families. Seth serves alongside his lovely wife, Evelyn. They’ve been happily married for 5 years. Seth is also passionate about coffee and his two goldendoodles.

Get ready for an incredible time of worship at Youth Convention 2019! Click the links below to access full playlists of the songs that will be sung at WDYC19.