History Of Jesus Culture Ministry


Jesus Culture is an international Christian revivalist youth outreach ministry that was formed at the Bethel Church of Redding, California. Jesus Culture Ministry hosts conferences and operates a record label, Jesus Culture Music, to share its message and spread worship.

In late 1999, when the youth group at Bethel Church in Redding, California, led by youth pastor Banning Liebscher, launched the first Jesus Culture conference. Tony Cummings, music editor of Cross Rhythms, described the ministry as “one of the most significant Christian movements in post-war America”.

According to Jesus Culture’s website, “The heart of these gatherings was to serve other churches and lead young people to experience the radical love of God.”

In 2013 Jesus Culture moved to Sacramento to plant a church, and meetings started at Folsom High School on September 14, 2014.

Growing from the original conference in Redding, the organization now hosts annual conferences in Redding, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Dallas, Cleveland, and locations in Australia and the United Kingdom. The conferences bring thousands of young people from around the world to the host cities.

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The conferences bring together a number of pastors and ministers to preach to the conference attendees. Worship is led through song, featuring a number of worship leaders, including the Jesus Culture band.