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The Prize

The goal of this week is to encourage young people to live their lives according to God’s Word so that they can hear those coveted words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” At this year’s conference, we hope to inspire the next generation of Christian servants to “run well,” all while having a blast during the action-packed services.

You Won't Want to Miss...

Powerful Preaching
& Spirit-Filled Singing
Awesome Activities
& Crazy Competitions
Hilarious Skits 
& Lifetime Friendships
Friends and Memories for a Lifetime


Here’s this year’s incredible lineup of speakers.

Jack Trieber

Host Pastor

Pastor Trieber has been the pastor at North Valley since 1976. Under his leadership, hundreds of pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and Christian servants have been called and sent forth into the Gospel ministry. Pastor Trieber has been hosting this conference for 38 years.

David Russ

Host Youth Pastor

Bro. Russ serves as the youth pastor and preaches weekly to teenagers. He is also involved in public school Bible clubs and hosts a weekly radio program on KNVBC – Revival Radio. He and his wife have a heart for the next generation. 

Jeremy Kobernat

Roanoke Rapids, NC

As a teenager, Bro. Kobernat attended Youth Conference at North Valley Baptist Church and surrendered his life to preach the Gospel. In January 2014, the people of Victory Baptist Church voted to make Bro. Kobernat their pastor. Pastor and Mrs. Kobernat have five children—Lacey and Savannah (twins), Chloe, Kylie, and Micah.

Andrew McCay

Murfreesboro, TN

Bro. McCay serves as the youth pastor at Middle Tennessee Baptist Church with his father-in-law, Pastor Tony Hutson. He is involved in nearly every aspect of the ministry and runs a summer camp for youth groups all over the southern region of the United States. His work ethic and desire to serve our Savior make him a great example, not only for the youth, but for people of all ages.

Ely Reynolds

Long Beach, CA

Bro. Ely Reynolds graduated from Golden State Baptist College in 2006, where he met his wife, Faith. He served as youth pastor for ten years at Gethsemane Baptist Church in Long Beach, California. He now serves as the pastor of that church. Bro. Reynolds strives to give teenagers a solid foundation on which they can build a Christ-centered life.


Teenager or Sponsor
$ 155
  • 3 Action-Packed Days
  • Activities and Food
  • All Conference Material
  • Lodging is Separate (see below for rates)


Most frequent questions and answers

The pre-registration deadline is Tuesday, June 1. For groups to qualify for the pre-registration rates listed, registration forms and fees must be submitted by this date. Registration sent via mail must be postmarked for June 1.

All registration fees increase by $20 after June 1. Please keep in mind that group registration is incomplete without registration forms and fees. For example, you may submit your registration form on June 1 to confirm group accommodations; but without accompanying registration fees, your group would incur late registration charges.

Please call our office to confirm receipt of all registration forms and fees.

Registration fees are nonrefundable. 

General Information

The conference is open to those in seventh through twelfth grade.

There must be at least one worker for every eight teenagers. Every group that brings both young ladies and young men must have at least one male youth worker and one female youth worker.

Young ladies are required to wear knee-length skirts or dresses, and young men should wear a collared shirts to all evening services. Young ladies may wear modest culottes during activity times—no pants, please.

The following meals are included in the registration fees: light refreshments following the Monday evening service; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Tuesday and Wednesday. Nurseries will not be provided.

Many groups arrive in time to get the conference materials and freshen up before the Monday evening service.

Materials for the week  will be distributed on the first floor of the GSBC Academic Building on Monday, June 21, from 3:00–6:00 PM and then following the evening service.

All delegations must be properly supervised at all times. You will read in the conference brochure that North Valley Baptist Church requires one worker to be assigned to every eight teenagers. Every group that brings both young ladies and young men must have at least one male youth worker and one female youth worker. The safety of our young people is paramount.

Please be considerate and mindful not only of personnel and other guests within each hotel but also of the buildings and properties of each establishment. Please do not run in the hallways, play loud music, bring any animals or pets, and conduct or take part in any other activities that may disrupt other guests or cause damage to any items or buildings owned by each establishment.

North Valley Baptist Church security personnel will be available at the conference hotels to answer any questions delegates may have about our guidelines as well as any related conference matters and to help maintain a good testimony for all of our delegates. We ask that you please inform your young people to heed their instructions.

North Valley Baptist Church will not be held responsible for any injury, damage, or theft that may occur during the conference. Money or personal items should never be left unattended.

A conference hotel rate has been secured by North Valley Baptist Church for two hotels. The cost for lodging is not included in your conference fee. Occupancy per room is based on 4, depending on room type. For example, if the number of adult ladies and teenage girls in your group is 12, you should book 3 rooms. If the number were 13, the number would be rounded up.

Santa Clara Marriott
$109 a night
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The Sonesta
$69 a night
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We do provide airport transportation. However, pick-ups and drop-offs must be confirmed with our office prior to the conference. Please contact Tom Apusen at 408-988-8881, x228, for further details. Please note that the nearest airport to the conference is San José International Airport (4 miles, 8 minutes), followed by San Francisco International Airport and Oakland International Airport (both approximately 33 miles, 39 minutes).

Transportation will only run to the hotels that are sponsored by the conference. Please plan on providing your own transportation to and from the church if you are staying in hotels not recommended by the conference.

Tuesday, June 22: Following the morning services, the delegates will attend the Sportsplex. Various activities including dodgeball, volleyball, basketball, archery tag, and roller skating will be available.
Wednesday, June 23: The delegates will be attending California’s Great America theme park.
For all of the afternoon activities, delegates can plan on wearing casual or athletic attire.

The Annual Bible Bowl will cover the book of Colossians. Match schedules will be announced throughout the week of the conference.

The maximum number of teams per church is 2, and every team must have 4 young people. (Please note that a young person may only be on 1 team. For example, John A. from your youth group may not be on Team 1 and Team 2 representing your church. He may only be on 1 team.)

Groups may sign up for the Annual Bible Bowl on the Group Registration Form.