Encounter Conference is a two-day experience geared towards youth and young adults. Our desire is to create an atmosphere where young people encounter the reality of Jesus through dynamic speakers and powerful worship. 

February 27-28, 2020




Jam-packed with riveting beats, compelling lyrics and loads of energy, South Florida Hip-Hop duo Social Club Misfits is the result of two distinctive personalities meshing together to create an invigorating sound. Comprised of Martin Santiago (Marty) and Fernando Miranda (Fern), the self-monikered "Misfits" are disruptors in every sense, challenging norms and bringing other misfits along for the ride. With a host of projects and EPs under their belt, including the Billboard-charting full lengths INTO THE NIGHT, The Misadventures, Misfits 2 and US, the Dove Award winning rappers have made a sport of pushing boundaries and redefining the possibilities of what faith-based music can accomplish. From headlining sold out tours across the country to spawning imitators the world over, it's clear the duo has struck a chord with listeners from all walks of life.


Pete & Laura Toganivalu, AKA "the toggsys" are Global Pastors of Hillsong Young & Free & together they pastor the youth ministry.

They are passionate about seeing a 'young and free' movement rise up across the earth, finding true life, joy & freedom through knowing Jesus Christ.

As well as youth pastoring, they seek to give a voice to this generation by leading our Y&F worship team - a collective of young people using their God-given talents to glorify Him.

The last few years have seen Pete inducted as an active member of the Hillsong Australia Church Board. And Laura pioneering 'The Secret Garden TV' - a space designed to reach & inspire young women by compelling them to dig deeper into the things that consume their hearts. Whilst they are well sought after speakers globally, their prize is always at home as parents to their 2 kiddies Willow & Jack.


Born and raised in Durham, North Carolina, Tim Timberlake grew up the son of world renowned pastors Mack and Brenda Timberlake. After graduating from high school, he attended Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. After feeling led by God to pursue ministry, he transferred from Hampton University to The Pistis Bible institute in Detroit, Michigan. After completing Bible College, Tim was installed as co-pastor of Christian Faith Center alongside his mother Brenda Timberlake. 

Tim has been growing and investing in people through ministry and leadership principles for over 15 years.  

His belief and conviction that it’s more important to grow people than things combined with his innate ability to walk in other peoples shoes creates a rare sense of connection with his audiences and followers.  

Businesses, entrepreneurs, corporations, churches and organizations around the globe seek out Tim because of his ability to communicate to people from all cultures and backgrounds, through his sense of humor and ability to equip the listener with the tools to stay on the cutting edge in there particular field of work. 

Through communicating clearly he inspires the listener in every aspect of life to challenge them in areas they desire to see change in. He believes people are limited more by attitude than opportunity.

This message has taken Tim around the world to speak to youth, young adults, entire churches, conferences and camps to say one thing in many ways: Jesus loves you!

Tim is the author of the popular book “Abandon”. He is also the lead pastor of Christian Faith Center in Creedmoor, NC. 

He takes pleasure in the small things, and is an avid sports fan and a popular thought leader.

Most importantly, He is a son of God, loving husband to his wife Jennifer, and the proud father of there son Maxwell Ace Timberlake.