We are excited to share about Youth Convention 2018!  This is a highlight of the year!  Make plans to attend now.  Check out our special guests and events!


James River Worship is a team dedicated whole-heartedly to leading people into the presence of God, by the expression of our love for Him.  Located out of James River Church in Ozark MO.  James River Church is a multi-site church that exists to impact the lives of people through relevant teaching and heartfelt worship.  We are excited and honored to have to dynamic team with us this weekend!  Let all join our hearts and spirits together in worship to the Lord as they lead us into His presence.


At camp as a teenager, Jeremy was called to preach the Gospel and he has devoted nearly two decades to that cause. Through the years Jeremy has served as youth pastor, evangelist, church planter and now as of District Youth Director for the Tennessee Ministry Network. Although he has functioned in various assignments, his focus and passion has remained consistent; to lead people into a genuine encounter with the life changing power of Holy Spirit. All that is mentioned has been a labor of love alongside Michelle, his wife of over 17 years. They have served the Lord together as partners through the years. They have been blessed with two beautiful, Jesus loving children and live in Hendersonville, TN.

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Eric Hoffman was appointed to serve as director for Speed the Light in January 2018.  In the three years Hoffman served as district youth director (DYD) for Illinois, giving to Speed the Light increased by more than $300,000. Prior to serving as DYD, he was youth pastor at Abundant Life in Alton, Illinois — one of the Top 20 Giving Churches for Speed the Light during his tenure.  “Eric and Liz have a strong record of cultivating generosity and a passion for missions,” says General Superintendent Doug Clay.  Eric and his wife, Liz, have three children.



Friday night after service is AFTER HOURS!  During this time, we will have a Speed the Light Dodgeball Tournament, Basketball Tournament and Bible Challenge Tournament!  There will also be concessions, Goliath the Mechanical Bull, Spikeball, Can Slam, Pizza, Photobooth, Inflatables, Foosball, Ping Pong and Exhibitor Booths.  


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