Welcome to


August 1-6, 2016

Louisville, KY


What is Louisville16?

Louisville16 is the largest Assemblies of God youth gathering in the year. Summoning students from across the country, Louisville16 celebrates the God-given and developed talents through National Fine Arts Festival while equipping and empowering students into the next school year through National Youth Convention. It’s our time to celebrate how creative, how incredible, how powerful, and how engaging our God is.



Speakers & Guests

Emmanuel LIVE

Louisville16 Worship Team

Emmanuel LIVE is a dynamic, passionate and spirit led worship band, a part of the worship ministry of Emmanuel Christian Center in Minneapolis. Emmanuel LIVE first began in 2013 upon the debut of Emmanuel’s first LIVE worship recording, “Strong to Save”. The week Strong to Save released in April 2013, it topped out at #2 on the iTunes charts and stayed a top ten release for subsequent weeks.

Final touches are being placed on the third and most anticipated of Emmanuel LIVE albums to date. Slated for release in July, the new record is full of 16 faith filled anthems for the church, including the first single, In The River, which was also released on the newest Jesus Culture record, Let It Echo. Emmanuel LIVE serves weekly leading people in worship both at Emmanuel, Minneapolis colleges, camps and youth conventions. For more information on Emmanuel LIVE, visit EmmanuelLIVE.com or search Emmanuel LIVE on iTunes, Amazon or Spotify.


for KING & COUNTRY is a reflection of standing and fighting for something greater than yourself, a mission statement that directed the duo from the first words penned for this project until the last note was recorded.

The philosophies of hope and love were instilled by their parents, who raised their seven children in Sydney, Australia, before relocating to Nashville in 1991. In their teenage years, they sang background vocals for their sister, gospel artist Rebecca St. James.  When Luke was 19 and Joel 21, the two formed a band and began the journey of writing and recording music. Coming from that rich family heritage, the brothers also carry with them a mantra of  sorts, speaking to a woman’s worth as well as encouraging themselves and other men to  step up and stand out to proclaim that chivalry is not dead.

for KING & COUNTRY are now two-time Grammy award winners for 2015 Best Contemporary Christian Music Album (Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.) and 2015 Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song ("Messengers" Lecrae featuring for KING & COUNTRY). They are also winners of a GMA Dove Award for Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year, with their album Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.’ winning Pop/Contemporary Album of the Year.  




Jeremy Johnson

Lead Pastor of Fearless LA

Jeremy, who is powerfully anointed and carries a contagious passion when he preaches, travels internationally, sharing the message God has laid upon his heart to see God save cities and transform culture. Jeremy Johnson, along with his wife Christy, are two people who have fully committed their lives to knowing Jesus and making Him known. Previously, they were youth pastors for nine years, and over that course of time, were privileged to train up and equip young adults to be powerful and effective worship leaders and pastors.

Currently, they are the Lead Pastors of Fearless LA: A Planetshakers Church based in downtown Los Angeles. Their heart is to see God bring revival to Los Angeles, and ultimately, to the nations. Their ministry is built upon this creed formed from 1 John 4:18, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear...”


Christian Hip-Hop Artist

“FEDEL” is based on the word “fidelity” - meaning “truth” and “faithfulness”. Born in the south, FEDEL grew up facing urban social pressures, depression, gang violence, an abusive home and much more despite being raised in the church. His love for rap music began at lunch table freestyles in high school, while his high energy and finesse style sprung from underground southern rap.  

With God’s grace he went from a hothead in the streets, to a rap and spoken word artist bringing the message of Christ through music and influence. Now, located in Oklahoma, FEDEL’s music is based on his “I WILL BE” campaign - encouraging people to hold on to God’s grace and faith amidst pain and struggle. Since 2008, FEDEL has passionately worked to use music as a voice of hope in pop culture. 

Heath Adamson

Senior Director of Youth Ministries

At the age of 17, Heath’s life was dramatically transformed by an encounter with Jesus. Steeped in drug abuse and the occult, he came to believe in Christ for salvation. Heath is the product of one person who believed in a promise, and who continually prayed for him. Years later, Heath married that one person. Heath and his wife, Ali, have two daughters, and together they endeavor to leave a legacy for generations to come.

Heath has served as a youth pastor, district youth director, Youth Alive missionary, and now the senior director of Youth Ministries for The General Council of the Assemblies of God. With a growing global platform, Heath also chairs Empowered21’s Next Generation Network and is intrinsically involved with the World Evangelical Alliance Youth Commission.

Heath is the author of three books distributed through My Healthy Church. His first book, The Bush Always Burns, released in March 2015. He holds an MA in Leadership from Evangel University and is a PhD candidate in Religious Studies at Chester University.

Pastor Wilfredo De Jesús

Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church

Widely known as "Pastor Choco," Reverend Wilfredo De Jesús is Senior Pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, the largest Assemblies of God congregation in the nation. He is the founder and Executive Director of New Life Family Services, a nonprofit agency that operates a homeless shelter for women with children.

 In 2013, De Jesús was named one of TIME Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world and recognized for his leadership and influence with Evangelical and Latino audiences. De Jesús is sought after as a motivational speaker throughout the nation and abroad. He resides in the Humboldt Park community of Chicago with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children: Alexandria, Yesenia, and Wilfredo, Jr.


Female Vocal Artists

Critically-accclaimed, powerhouse vocalist, Blanca, wraps her infectious vocals around uplifting lyrics in her debut, self-titled album, released on May 4, 2015 to a Top 10 debut. The lead #1 single, “Who I Am”, takes her signature sound to a new and distinct soul/pop, hip-hop vibe, indicating a different artistic direction, while opening the door to new collaborations with Reach Records’ Grammy-Award winning rapper, Lecrae, and Tedashii. Blanca has already performed in front of over half a million fans as part of Winter Jam 2015, shared the stage with the likes of for KING & COUNTRY, Switchfoot, Family Force 5, KB, and more, and will perform on The Bible Tour 2016 this spring!

Brock Gill


While working at a sawmill as a young man, Brock felt that God wanted him to use illusions, escapes, and stunts to bring a message of hope to people. With a passion for reaching people with the Truth that had changed his own life as the catalyst, Brock went back to college and began performing at church outreach events.

Since those first outreaches, God has taken Brock’s ministry across the United States and the globe, while his heart for the lost has grown. Understanding that people today have short attention spans and a desire to be entertained visually, he has learned how to grab an audience quickly and keep them on the edge of their seats. Brock’s message for Christ is clear and effective. He has seen God touch thousands upon thousands of lives through his ministry.

Brock has shared the stage with many well known speakers, worship leaders, & artists such as Franklin Graham, Luis Palau, John Piper, David Nasser, Adrian Rogers, Newsboys, Toby Mac, Audio Adrenaline, Third Day, Relient K, Jaci Velasquez, Skillet, Mercy Me, Casting Crowns, and others. 

National Fine Arts Festival


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Registration by paper form (postmark and fax) closes on May 20, 2016.

Online registration for Fine Arts and Kappa Tau closes at 11:59 p.m. (CST) on June 3, 2016.

Online registration for National Youth Convention Attendees and General Attendees will remain open until July 25. On-site registration is available for General Attendees and National Youth Convention registrants only.

General Attendee (Limited Admission) | $10

  • Admission to view daytime FAF and KT presentations
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Admission to the Wednesday NYC evening service and the Friday night Celebration Service

Add-on tickets for General Attendees only:

  • Additional Event T-shirt: $10
  • Additional Official Program: $10
  • Monday NYC evening service: $30
  • Tuesday NYC evening service: $30
  • Thursday NYC evening service: $30

National Youth Convention Attendee (Full Admission) | $80

  • Admission to view all FAF and KT presentations
  • Admission to all workshops
  • Admission to all NYC evening services
  • 1 Event T-shirt
  • 1 Official Program

Information for

Fine Arts Leaders

All Fine Arts and Kappa Tau participants MUST be checked-in by 6 pm on Monday. On-Site Check-In does not re-open after 6 pm on Monday, August 1. All participant artwork must be checked into the Art Gallery by 6 pm on Monday.

Students missing their own presentation time due to any reason other than another personal category conflict are not rescheduled.

Callbacks are not guaranteed for every category. Per the 2016 NFAF Rulebook: “At the NFAF, callbacks may be conducted in categories with a large number of entries. Callbacks are issued to a top percentage or number of the entries receiving a “Superior” rating.”

Students are required to collect their evaluation sheets and certificates at the Certificate Booth (former On-Site Check-In location), open daily Tuesday, August 4 through 3 pm on Friday, August 7. Uncollected materials are not mailed post-Festival.

Students are not required by the NFAF to be at the convention center all day, every day, nor at all of the evening services. However, we encourage students to go to as many presentations and services as possible.

*Exact presentation times will be distributed at On-Site Check-In on Monday, August 3.


Be a part of the largest US gathering of Assemblies of God youth and leaders August 1-5 in Louisville, KY. This is your opportunity to reach potentially 10,000 youth and 4,000 adults with your product, service, or ministry. Space is limited and is first-come, first-served, so get your application in today!

Want a FREE 10’ x 10’ exhibit space? Just provide us 8 volunteers to use solely for the National Youth Convention and Fine Arts Festival! Volunteers provided to NYM are understood to be present at the event solely for NYM use. They may not double as booth attendants. Housing, daily lunch, and a cash per diem for dinner and breakfast are given to each volunteer.