Here is a brief history of everything that God has done at the Encounter Conference in Utica, New York over the past 20 years.
In the fall of 1997, Pastor Mike Servello Jr. and the youth of Redeemer Church founded the Generation Conference. Within several years, the Generation Conference created a youth movement in the Northeast uniting churches, pastors and students. The vision was simple, and remains the same to this day - to see students encounter and be transformed by Jesus Christ.
This simple vision has done things that we could never have expected. Thousands of students have been saved, many powerful conferences and ministries have been birthed, and the youth culture of the northeast and beyond has been shaped.
Over the past 20 years the Generation Conference has changed in look, location and even name, but our core vision will never change. We exist to see God’s kingdom established in this world. The past 20 years have been a blessing and we pray that God sees fit for 20 more.