Upper Room Youth Convention 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the CDC State Regulations, Youth Convention 2020 is CANCELLED.







Dr. Steve Pinto

Dr. Steve Pinto lives in Lake Forest, CA, with his wife Diane and their two children, Alexi Grace and Nathan Canaan. Steve serves as the Associate Pastor of Faro Church, a multicultural and bilingual fellowship he and his brother planted in the heart of Orange County, CA. He obtained an Associate of Arts degree in Ministerial Studies from LABI College, a Bachelor of Arts in Ministerial and Pastoral Studies from Vanguard University, a Master of Theological Studies degree from Liberty University, and a Doctor of Ministry degree with an emphasis on Formational Leadership in the 21st century from Capital Seminary. Steve’s knowledge of God’s Word and love for people, mixed with his high energy and sense of humor, has been a powerful tool in God’s hands as a keynote speaker at various youth events, camps, conventions, and concerts around the country. Also, he functions as an adjunct professor at LABI College, Vanguard University, and the Latin American Theological Seminary. His primary areas of teaching are Christians Worldview, Youth Ministry, Pastoral Theology, Effective Leadership, Discipleship Making, and Expository Preaching.



Hector Martinez

Hector Martinez has been serving in ministry for over 13 years with an emphasis in youth ministry leadership, along with his wife Nicole their prayer is to see the extraordinary become the ordinary in the life of every young person and believer. Hector currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Vida City Church in Woodstock, GA and is the District Youth Director for the Southern Latin District of the Assemblies of God. Hector is a credential minister and sits on the board of the National Youth Advisory Committee with AG. Together, Hector and his wife Nicole have two sons, Judah Mateo and Jethro Marcelo, whom they dearly love. 



Christian Alcala

Christian serves as a Sectional Youth Director for the East Bay Section of the Central Pacific Ministry Network. He is also a part of the youth ministry and worship team at Iglesia El Golgotha A/G (Richmond, CA). Christian is from a Latino family (Half Puerto Rican/Mexican) and is an LABI College Graduate. He has always been passionate about music and in his terms “has been singing since he came out of the womb.”

Why do you love to lead worship? “I enjoy what I do because it’s all for God. I believe He heals and moves through praise and worship. We were created to worship and to give God all the high praise.” - Christian Alcala





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