Be enthusiastic to serve the Lord, keeping your passion toward him boiling hot! Radiate with the glow of the Holy Spirit and let him fill you with excitement as you serve him. Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times. – Romans 12:11-12, TPT

The Gate 2022
Ridgecrest Conference Center
Ridgecrest, NC
June 23-26, 2022

The Gate Youth Conference is the youth portion of Aldersgate Renewal Ministries Family Holy Spirit Encounter Conference and for rising 7th graders through graduated seniors in high school. Our mission is to impart the Father's true identity to today's youth and equip them with the tools to walk out their identity and destiny in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Pastor Tim Johnson

Gate Youth Director and Keynote

Pastor Tim and Pam have been in ministry for 23 years, of which 16 of those have been spent pastoring Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon,  Indiana.  Early in their ministry, the Holy Ghost asked them if they wanted a “normal” ministry or a “supernatural” one.  As they got on their knees and prayed together, they chose at that very moment:  Supernatural! 

Since that decision, they have seen the Holy Ghost move in their life and ministry in incredibly anointed ways, transforming a country church of 85 in one worship service into a church of as much as 1,000+ attending 10 weekly services. (And now too many to count due to all of the ministries around the globe.)

Pastor Tim also serves as co-founder and spiritual director of The Joshua Center, a ministry of mentoring and training leaders that reaches into four continents.  

Pastor Tim and Pam have three adult children:  a son, Taylor, and daughter in-law, Colleen; and two daughters, Merritt and Olivia.  They also have a small pony (otherwise known as a Great Dane) named Meshach.

Pam Johnson

Gate Youth Coordinator

The words pastor's wife, mom, teacher, baker and bookworm could all be used to describe Pam Johnson, but her heart's desire is to be known as a Jesus girl who has the joy of the Lord as her strength. Pam has been married to her best friend, Tim, for more than 30 years and they have three adult children. Tim and Pam currently serve as the directors for the Gate Youth ministry of the Aldersgate conference. Pam also coordinates women's ministry at Pfrimmer's Chapel United Methodist and loves leading women deeper into the Word through Bible study.

Michael & Christen Ball

Gate Youth Worship Leaders

Christen Ball is a worship leader, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist devoted to ushering people into God’s presence through music while inspiring creativity and freedom in songwriting and worship. Christen, with her husband, Michael (a live and session drummer, as well as a speaker), on drums, leads worship for all ages for churches, conferences, retreats, and special events throughout the US, as well as internationally. In every song Christen sings or writes, and in every note Michael plays, or every word he speaks, they long for people to experience the great love of the Heavenly Father, and step into their calling as children of God. Michael and Christen are members of and serve at Celebration of Life Church in Franklin, TN.

Kaleb Weaver

Gate Youth Keynote and Leader

I’m Kaleb Weaver, a full-time husband, dad, “worker” and pastor. I pastor at a small house church called The Open House. My family and I love to do ministry at our kitchen table over food or at a bonfire! I’m passionate about the Holy Spirit, revival and gathering the church regardless of what denomination or name you hang above your door. I believe revival is in the works and I just want to do my part in it!

Tiffany Weaver

Gate Youth Leader

Tiffany is a wife to Kaleb, a mama, and a worship leader at a house church called The Open House. She gets to stay at home with their kids, Aubrey, Lukas, Evie Jo and a new baby on the way! She loves to walk through life with other women and encourage them be the best wives, mothers, and friend. She loves to read, spend time in her local coffee shop, and have family time.

Vince Cecil

Gate Youth Leader

Vince Cecil is honored to be returning to Aldersgate for his third year. The last year has been a very busy year for Vince as he was somehow able to get a girl to agree to marry him. Something he was very excited about. His wife, Cat wants a large family, something he has also decided he is very excited about. During the day Vince works as an engineer at a power plant. He loves talking and getting to know new people. Out of the thousands of people he talks to he only disliked talking to four of them. He also enjoys training for triathlons and building new things. Over the past several years Vince has worked and served with The Open House Leadership team and loves being a part of it. 

Gideon Klein

Gate Youth Worship Team

Gideon Klein is a Utility musician based out of Nashville, TN.  Gideon has worked with bands/artists such as; Brothers Osborne, Tenille Townes, Rodney Atkins, Delta Rae, Jewel, Christy Knockels, William Wild, For King and Country, Judah And The Lion, Bryan and Katie Torwalt, Pat Barrett and many others

He is also involved with two original projects.  La Vie String Quartet, and Climb The Sky.  He and his brother also run a production company called Shuffle Brothers, where they've worked with many up and coming artists, as well as a few legend songwriters such as Mike Reid and Tom Douglas

Outside of music, Gideon believes in living life to the fullest, standing out from others, being the center of the party, and making sure everyone is taken care of.;). Also as of February 2022, Gideon is a married to a beautiful woman Josée, and is now a father to a cat named GG.

Josée Weigand - Klein

Gate Youth Worship Team

Violinist and violist Josée (Jo) Weigand-Klein is an active instrumentalist with performances ranging from The Grand Ole Opry to Carnegie Hall.

A Wisconsin native, Josée moved to Tennessee 4 years ago to pursue music. She’s one of four siblings and was homeschooled her whole academic life until college. She comes from a wonderful family and grew up going to church and traveling the world from a young age. Aside from music, she enjoys coffee, the beach, animals, and playing with her 11 nieces and nephews. She recently got married to Gideon Klein.

Josée is thrilled to be back at Aldersgate for a third year. Her wish is to inspire young artists with an intense passion for music, for others, and for God.

Adam Jackson

Gate Youth Tech Director

Adam Jackson is honored to be serving at this year’s Holy Spirit Encounter. Adam has been attending ARM conferences for well over 10 years and is in his fourth year on the design team. Adam is currently studying Music Education at Western Connecticut State University with a concentration in classical trombone. He also sings, plays the keyboard, and studies audio recording and production on the side. Adam was raised in and is a member of the United Methodist Church. Currently, he has felt led to serve outside of the denomination as a live sound engineer at The River Church of God, a spirit-filled church plant in Danbury, Connecticut. Adam is a freelance technical theatre designer and event producer at theatres and schools around Connecticut, where he has worked on numerous shows, concerts, recording sessions, and live-streamed events.

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