Ascend Youth Conference

April 10–12, 2024


Conference Speakers

Pastor Paul Chappell

Paul Chappell

Dr. Paul Chappell is the senior pastor of Lancaster Baptist Church and the founder and president of West Coast Baptist College.

Dr. John Goetsch

John Goetsch

Dr. John Goetsch is the Executive Vice President of West Coast Baptist College and has served Christ as an evangelist for more than 40 years.

Dean Miller

Dean Miller

Dean Miller is a powerful preacher and the pastor of Front Range Baptist Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Dr. Jim Schettler

Jim Schettler

Dr. Jim Schettler is a dynamic speaker who has a passion to see young people serve Christ.

Larry Chappell

Larry Chappell

Larry Chappell is the Student Ministries leader of
Lancaster Baptist Church.

Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney is the pastor of First Baptist Church
in Long Beach, CA.


Training and fellowship for Youth Leaders

Youth Leaders Resource is a special training time for all youth leaders who attend the West Coast Baptist Youth Conference. All youth leaders are invited to enjoy breakout sessions with Dr. Paul Chappell and other conference speakers. These sessions include a resource notebook with session outlines, refreshments, and a gift from Pastor Chappell.

Schedule for Youth Leaders Resource mirrors the conference schedule above for meals, sessions, and services.


Conference Begins

  • 12:00 PM | Registration
  • 6:00 PM | Doors Open
  • 6:30 PM | Opening Service
  • 9:00 PM | Meal

Sessions and Six Flags

  • 7:00 AM | Breakfast
  • 8:00 AM | Drama and Message
  • 9:15 AM | General Sessions
  • 10:00 AM | Six Flags

    (lunch-to-go provided)
  • 7:30 PM | Doors Open
  • 8:00 PM | Evening Service


  • 7:30 AM | Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM | Closing Service
  • 10:45 AM | Conference Recap and Q&A
  • 12:15 PM | Lunch & Dismissal

How Much?

Registration is $90 per person before March 1 and $110 thereafter.

What is There?

Registration includes all services and sessions, admission to Six Flags and all meals listed in the above schedule.
If you prefer not to attend the Six Flags activity, you can register for $75 before March 1 and $90 thereafter.
Preferred conference seating is provided on a first come first serve basis assigned by date registered.



It is our desire to be a godly testimony in both our behavior and our dress. Clothing should not advertise a worldly lifestyle.

Guys can wear nice jeans or casual pants and a t-shirt for the Thursday morning sessions and afternoon activity. (Make sure logos and/or writing on shirts, hats, etc. are appropriate.) Nice casual pants and collared shirts should be worn for evening services and on Friday.

Girls can wear modest, knee-length skirts, basketball shorts, or culottes, and a loose-fitting top for the Thursday morning sessions and afternoon activity. (No low-cut, immodest, or tight-fitting clothing.) Knee-length skirts or dresses should be worn for evening services and on Friday.


Lodging is not included in the cost of registration. However, WCBC works with several local hotels to provide you with quality options. Find those options here.


Bring clothing for three days of exciting activities and preaching services, your Bible, a pen, bath articles, some spending money, a soft heart, and a good attitude.