Rev. Amber Kelsey 

Reverend Amber Kelsey is a credentialed minister of the Southern Pacific District Assemblies of God. She is the Senior Pastor of The Connection Community Church II, in Barstow, CA for the last eight years. She has been in ministry under Dr. John Perea for 13 years and had worked within the  SPD youth department for over ten years. Rev. AmberKelsey has recently been selected as the District Presbyter for the Southern Pacific District Women under 40 years of age. She is currently enrolled in a dual program earning her Bachelors and Masters in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Purdue University Global. She is married to her amazing husband Bill Kelsey and has three beautiful children Brandon Kelsey, Ashley Kelsey, and Tyson Kelsey they all reside in Barstow CA.

Rudy Villareal 

Coming soon.. 

Rev. Josiah Silva 

Josiah Silva is the Lead Pastor of FreedomHouse Church in Orange County, a dynamic and passionate church that believes God for the Impossible. God has used Josiah through his unique gifting of communicating God’s word in a relevant, practical and life changing way. God has given him a message to share with the world locally through FreedomHouse Church and nationally through the TV program "A Heart After God", on TBN Salsa. He is happily married to his wife Marie Silva, and is the Father to his miracle children, Judah & Faith. Together Josiah & Marie Silva Pastor FreedomHouse Church with a God assignment “To Raise Up A Generation After The Heart Of God, Who will Do All His Will”

Rev. Roger Pethybridge

Coming soon...

Rev. Ruben Mora 

Ruben originally joined LABI College in 2010 working as CFO until 2018 and as Vice-President of Advancement until his new appointment.

Prior to joining LABI College, Ruben worked as District Youth Director for Southern Pacific District from 1998 to 2006 and as Christian Education Director from 1998 to 2002. He has also done extensive missionary outreaches through Central and South America, Europe and Africa. He has led many Missions Trips into various settings, most recently leading some LABI College students into the jungles of Ecuador to minister the Waodani tribe. He has preached the Gospel in many different settings, some include prisons, conventions (youth, men, and women), camps, churches, universities, hospitals, stadiums, and multiple street evangelism settings. He has seen countless numbers of people come to Christ because of his efforts. He has also assisted other evangelistic outreaches as crusade director.

Ruben is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God and Southern Pacific District since July 2008. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Theological Studies from Vanguard University. He is an LABI College alumnus (1995) and Latin American Theological Seminary (2006). He has been married to his wife Patty for 22 years and they have 2 children, Josh and Keilah.


We are delighted to present to you this years youth convention line up. After much prayer, thought and planning we felt strongly from the lord to put together a line-up composed of local talent. Not only are we confident about that this year's line-up, but we are also 100% positive that through our efforts of platforming very own SPD talented young leaders at YC19 God will begin to raise new young leaders that will soon have a chance to be apart of our future SPDYM Youth Conventions line ups. Moving forward we will continue to pray and search for local SPD  young talent who are gifted with the ability to preach the gospel and as well for worship leaders who can musically minister to our youth and young adults at our annual Youth Conventions. We ask for your support and prayers as we continue to cast vision and direction to our beloved SPDYM ministry.