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Encountering Jesus Conference - Santa Barbara

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Veronica Springs Church

949 Veronica Springs Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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We are so excited to be hosting another Encountering Jesus Conference! This event will be in beautiful Santa Barbara and we have invited some incredible friends to join us.

Graham Cooke

Graham is a popular speaker around the world with a passion to see the Bride of Christ walking in her true identity. Graham has a radiant idea of God, himself, and the Body of Christ on the earth. His life and ministry are marked by his delightful, intimate, and unreserved friendship with God.

A thinker and a strategist, Graham loves breakthrough and revelation. He is a consultant to numerous churches and organizations and a mentor to those transitioning toward a higher dimension of corporate life in the Spirit. In each situation Graham desires to bring wisdom and development in the purposes of God.

A strong and integral part of his ministry is in producing finances and resources to help the poor and he has supported many projects around the world. He has a passion to see an end to modern day slavery and human trafficking and actively supports Not For Sale, an organization working to that end.

Graham is an author and a publisher. His materials can be found at, and

Originally from Manchester, England, Graham now lives in Santa Barbara, California with his wife Theresa.

Jack Smith

Jack is a radical entrepreneur and evangelist whose passion is to see Jesus invade every sector of society in power through believers. At the age of 23 he led a of a company of over 80 employees, all the while broken inside, addicted, and walking the line of life and death on a daily basis. In August of 2005 Jesus invaded Jack’s life in a profound way. Nothing has been the same since.

Since 2005 He’s led hundreds overseas on short term mission trips with Teen Mania Ministries that saw glimpses of revival, many healed, and many more give their life to Jesus. Jack was the Senior Leader of Upper Room Ministries Santa Barbara until recently heeding the call for true ministry in the marketplace unique to the world today.

The Lord is moving powerfully in coffee shops, malls, and business centers just as he is on mission trips and inside the church walls. Jack’s heart is that you will be able to commune with king Jesus as your Lord, Father, and Friend, understand that you are His perfect image and voice, and engage your world with His incredible likeness. The kingdom is truly at hand!

Jack currently lives in Santa Barbara with his wife of 10-years Neelka, a former full time missionary to Asia for 7-years, and their 2 children Gianna and Isaiah. He is the President of Santa Barbara Capital Partners a real estate finance firm, and founder of an entrepreneurial kingdom community launching December, 01 2017.

Mac Montgomery leading worship

Mac Mongtomery is an artist, songwriter, record producer, and worship leader. Husband to his beautiful wife Braelyn, and father to their two amazing sons Keagan and Griffin. He served as the worship pastor at Isla Vista Church / Jesus Burgers Ministry for the last decade. He also started Isla Vista Worship and has put out 2 full length worship albums and 4 EP’s with them. He’s written and produced for Ryan Ellis, United Pursuit (Michael Ketterer), and many other artists, all before God calling him to pursue a career in secular music. Now at the age of 27, he's currently singed to Jay-Z’s company RocNation and is writing, producing, and touring his two secular projects FMLYBND and DENM, as well as working with other artists both secular and Christian. His greatest desire in life is to love God, love his family, make honest music, and to see the world impacted by the unconditional and liberating love of God.

Chad and Julia Dedmon

Chad and Julia are ordained by Iris Global (Heidi and Rolland Baker) and have enjoyed ministering together to over 25 nations since 2006. Julia and Chad founded a non-profit in 2008 called Encountering Jesus to enable them to host conferences to equip the church as well as support various missions projects around the world.

Chad enjoys speaking, demonstrating the healing power of God, and activating the church to step into it’s full potential. Chad has worked as a young adult and youth pastor at the Vineyard Church in Laguna Niguel, CA and also most recently served as a pastor at Bethel Church. He has a heart to see the Church operate in the fullness of abundance seeing love, miracles, and healing displayed in the corporate body of Christ.

Julia enjoys being a wife and mother, is a graduate of the Bethel School of Worship and Ministry, and has earned her BA in Commercial Music from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California. Julia likes to lead worship and soaking, sing and prophesy; seeing hearts healed and set free. She loves building community, cooking, entertaining, and cultivating a holistic lifestyle.

Chad is currently traveling and speaking as well as leading Encountering Jesus Ministries, along with Julia, which focuses on equipping the church in missions and evangelism, partnering with Iris Ministries for missions projects, evangelistic crusades, as well as local projects.

Julia and Chad have been married 12 years and are based out of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. They have a beautiful 2-year-old daughter named Brielle Grace.

Conference Schedule:


6:30pm - 9:00pm Worship (Mac Montgomery) + Evening Session (Graham Cooke)

9:00pm - Soaking / Ministry Time


9:30am Worship (Alex Williams)

10:15am Panel (Graham Cooke and Chad Dedmon)

10:50am - 11:50am Morning Session (Graham Cooke)

Lunch Break

2:00pm Ted Talk: Chad Dedmon

2:45pm Ted Talk: Jack Smith

3:45pm - 4:45pm Prophetic Sessions - guests will need to visit registration desk to sign up

Dinner Break

6:30pm - 9:00pm Worship (Mac Montgomery) + Evening Session (Chad and Julia Dedmon)

9:00pm - Ministry Time


10:00am - 1:30pm Community day at East Beach - We are going to eat, worship, and do outreach. Bring a lunch, play volleyball, bring a kayak or paddle board.

We will be coming together in order to seek the Lord and spend time in His Presence. Our focus and messages will be centered around the Father's love, identity in Him, and drawing closer to His heart. Come and be transformed, refreshed, and encouraged! Join us for an unforgettable experience at Veronica Springs Church in Santa Barbara. We are excited to welcome you and see you there!

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Veronica Springs Church

949 Veronica Springs Rd

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

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