July 10-11, 2020

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The Gate Youth Conference is the youth portion of the Aldersgate Conference 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.

Pastor Tim & Pam Johnson

There are just a few things that Tim Johnson loves more than preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The most perfect wife on the planet, Pam. The most awesome kids in the world, Taylor, Merritt and Olivia. Chocolate mint ice cream... OK, maybe not. But one of his true passions is pastoring Pfrimmer’s Chapel UMC in Corydon, Ind., where the Holy Spirit has used innovative and unique ways to grow the church from 90 to 1,200 in weekly attendance. Even more exciting, 104 people have responded to a call into ministry from God in the last five years. And that happens when folks realize their identity in the Father, their authority in the Son, and their gifts in the Spirit.

Jennifer Peat

Jen has a heart for the Next Generation to come to understand that they are not too young to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives and to walk in their God-Given Identity.  Jen serves Aldersgate Renewal Ministries as the Director of Local Church Renewal Events and Next Generation Ministries, and volunteers in the children’s ministry at her home church.  Jen is married to Brian and they have one daughter, Bella.  They live in Hendersonville, TN.

Michael & Christen Ball

Based in Nashville, TN, Christen Ball and her husband, Michael, are worship leaders devoted to ushering in God’s presence through music while inspiring creativity in worship and songwriting.  They have led worship in churches, conferences, retreats, and special events throughout the US, as well as in India, Haiti, and Israel.  Their acoustic worship EP, “Songs of Deliverance,” is available on all digital platforms.  However, the most important facet of worship for Christen and Michael is not the art of worship, but the heart of worship.  They long to see everyone they come in contact with, on or off the stage, to know how much Jesus loves them.

Keynote: Kara Bussbarger

Pastor Kara Bussabarger aims to be a preacher and leader who raises the white flag on her own plans and ambitions and surrenders to the Holy Spirit and His will for her life. Each day she wants to be more like the prophet Jeremiah, who bless his heart, just had to speak about God. So much so that the more he tried to keep his mouth shut, the more he felt a pressure building up inside of him—like a fire shut up in his bones, and he had to preach, had to let it out and tell others about the Lord!  Yep, that’s Kara!   

Her hope for the church is to be creative, daring, and audacious in sharing the Good News and making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. 

She is a wife, mama (to the most adorable toddler as well as fur baby), an ordained elder in the United Methodist Church and her favorite word is “y’all!”

Keynote: Taylor Johnson

Taylor Johnson began attending Aldersgate events as a child. He is a Gate alumni and served several years as the drummer for the Gate worship team, following the leading of the Holy Spirit. He graduated from Hanover College with degrees in political science and economics. He is currently a Managing Partner of Digital Now IT, an IT consulting firm and On Belay Coworking. He serves on many community boards, including his term as the Chair of the Harrison County Chamber of Commerce. He is passionate about cooking great food, tackling home renovations, studying law and policy, and above those, his wife Colleen. They enjoy running road races and spending evenings in Southern Indiana with their hound, Sabot. Both are an active part of The Open House, a house church located in Corydon, Indiana. 

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For Individuals

We are encouraging everyone who wants to participate in the conference to still register for free to receive specific information about the conference and to receive some free perks for only those who register. Click the button below to be taken to the main Aldersgate Conference registration page to register.

For Youth Groups

We invite you to pray about the opportunity to host a watch party! Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 615-851-9192 to learn more!