Future Quest 2017

Powerful Speakers
& Incredible Artists 

Featured guests for this year


Nick Hall

Main Speaker

Nick Hall is the Founder and Chief Communicator for PULSE, a ministry at the center of some of the largest student-led prayer and outreach efforts in the world, and the author of the book Reset. Since 2006, he has shared the Gospel with nearly three million students and is regularly featured as a speaker at PULSE and partnership events around the world. He has been featured on major media outlets including the U.S. News & World Report and Fox News. Nick believes that God can use anyone, from anywhere, to do anything. His passion is to “awaken culture to the reality of Jesus.”



Guest Artist

From producing chart-topping singles for Lecrae, Andy Mineo and Trip Lee, to having his songs played on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, GAWVI has cemented himself as one of the most invigorating producers in recent memory. As a first generation American, GAWVI was raised to live by faith. & The altar, and worshiping God, feels like home and feels amazing. I just want to be a vessel.” As a result of his refreshing approach as a producer, DJ, and Dove Award-winning songwriter, GAWVI has been able to carve his own path, merging hip-hop, pop, and electro to create a sound with a uniquely global appeal. With his new solo album, his aim is to usher in a new sound, and to redefine the possibilities of what popular music can accomplish.



Main Speaker

Miles McPherson is senior pastor of the Rock Church in San Diego and author of Do Something: Make Your Life Count and God in the Mirror. The Rock has consistently been one of the nation’s fastest-growing and largest churches, with nearly 15,000 people attending one of fifteen Sunday services, in addition to the services that are experienced through online streaming, microsites, radio and TV. Miles’ humorous, yet bold, down-to-earth style has become his trademark. Miles and his wife Debbie have three children.


Mark Hoffman

Main Speaker

Mark Hoffman is the co-founding pastor along with his brother, David, of Foothills Christian Church in El Cajon, California, and the founder of Future Quest Youth Conference. He is the executive director of Youth Venture Teen Centers and Higher Ground After-School Bible Clubs. Mark has been working with youth for over 30 years, and through his leadership currently reaches thousands of young people throughout the community. 


Van Meter

Main Speaker

Mike Van Meter has been on staff at Foothills Christian Church for over 17 years. As an associate pastor, Mike’s passion is helping students, young adults and men discover the power and joy of living for God. If Mike wasn’t a pastor, he would probably be a senator or the President or something. Mike, his wife, Hannah, and his three energetic yet adorable children reside in San Diego.



Guest Artists

Cole Walowac and Dylan Housewright of Capital Kings have had a heart for music and ministry since they were in middle school – both were part of their respective church’s youth worship bands. Today, the duo seeks to mix biblical truth with the life of the party; their music is an energizing reminder, with powerful gospel-charged lyrics and rhythm to match, of how God transforms our lives and gives us the power to proclaim His name. “We want to take our talent for music and use it to glorify God with the art form of electronic music.” Their goal is to bring an alternative to the established genre while offering something their audience can connect with in a spiritual way. “We want people to connect with the music and be taken on a journey.”



Main Speaker

Neil Hoffman has worked with young people for nearly 20 years in a variety of capacities – previously as director of Youth Venture Teen Center South El Cajon, and currently as the college/career and young families pastor at Foothills Christian Church. Neil’s witty yet thoughtful preaching style makes him a captivating, well-received speaker. He, his wife Heather, and his four rambunctious boys are eagerly awaiting boy number five, due to arrive in May.