Here are a few words of how the Conference came about and how Shawn got it started. As Shawn’s mother, I am only here to help him with my years of experience and the gifts God has given me throughout the years that I have submitted myself to his service.
This Conference is Shawn's passion and vision.... In the efforts of teaching him what I know and trying to mentor him in Ministry it became my passion and my vision as well. God is so great! What the Conference is all about is Shawn and God's doing.
Shawn was anointed Youth Pastor in 2011, and was excited to begin his work in Ministry. He only had a hand full of young people to work with so he thought he would host a Youth Rally at the church. Shawn asked his uncle whom is a successful Pastor, Lee Rodriguez from Redlands, California to help by coming to Las Vegas and be the keynote speaker. Shawn began to invite some of his friends in Ministry to the Rally and before he knew, the Rally had grown into something much bigger than just a Youth Rally.
Encouraged by Pastor Diana Benavides words, "this event is of God" and knowing that there is great power in numbers he thought, “Why not gather together for one day, in one place, as one body in Jesus Christ, sharing the word of God, worshiping together as one unit?” No matter what denomination you are, we could truly make a difference in this ‘City of Sin’ by sharing the word and growing the Kingdom as the scripture commands us to do.
The Rally was in Shawn's plan but God had His own plans and He took this little rally idea to a much higher level. Praise God! This was the beginning of the Worship With Us Las Vegas Community Conference. It has been a blessing to work with Ministers from all over the city of Las Vegas and the state of Hawai'i including California.