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.

Scott Pauley

Scott Pauley

Scott Pauley has a passion to preach the gospel and has a burden to influence this generation for Christ.

Dean Miller

Dean Miller

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

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.


Conference Begins

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

Sessions and Knotts Berry Farm

  • 7:00 AM | Breakfast
  • 8:15 AM | Drama and Message
  • 9:30 AM | Knotts Berry Farm

    (lunch-to-go provided)
  • 6:00 PM | Doors Open
  • 6:30 PM | Evening Service at Knotts Berry Farm Walter Knott Theater


  • 8:00 AM | Breakfast
  • 8:30 AM | 11th and 12th WCBC Classes/7th-10th Combined Session
  • 9:30 AM | Closing Service
  • 11:15 AM | Conference Recap and Q&A
  • 11:45 AM | Lunch & Dismissal

How Much?

Registration is $90 per person before March 15 and $110 thereafter.

What is There?

Registration includes all services and sessions, admission to Knotts Berry Farm and all meals listed in the above schedule. 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.