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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 4-6, 2021
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

BASS Convention Presenter: Gabriel Galdamez

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Gabriel Galdamez
Gabriel Galdamez

Creative Ministries Director
Create, Minister, Teach!
Daly City, CA

At the age of 18, just one year after he started directing, Gabriel left ministry with crushed spirits when his then-pastor told him that "puppets could never be a ministry..."

Thankfully, he found much-needed encouragement to continue using his gifts when he met Dale VonSeggen, founder of One Way Street/Creative Ministry Solutions, at a festival shortly after. With that, and other nudges from above, he hasn't turned back since and God has accomplished infinitely more than he might have ever imagined!

Gabriel is an experienced director who enjoys blending powerful stories with all forms of creative ministry to reach families. His heart lies in teaching young people the value of pouring their gifts at Christ's feet and seeing what God can do through them. He has taught regionally, nationally, and internationally, including the Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers National Conference, the International Festival of Creative Arts Ministry, and missions work in Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, and Ecuador.

He is the Director of Creative Ministries at Iglesia Nueva Vida del Nazareno in California and the Vice President of the Fellowship of Christian Puppeteers. Outside of ministry, he is a Creative Marketing Consultant and enjoys trying new foods, animated films, and flying on the trapeze.

2020 Workshops

Children - Elementary: Dynamic Lessons with Puppetry & Magic


Variety is the spice of life. Whether you’re flying solo or have some help, learn how to use different forms of puppetry and gospel magic to make your lessons, stories, Bible verses and beyond more dynamic!

Children - Elementary: Crazy Creative Ideas for Teaching the Bible


You don’t need iPads, big screens or video games to capture someone’s attention... All you need is imagination and passion. Join us as we explore interactive ways to teach children and families the old, old stories in a new, new way.

Children's Ministry Leadership: Building a Team, Creating a Space


Let's explore what makes or breaks a strong ministry team. We will share and discuss different ways to strengthen your team spiritually, emotionally and socially while creating a safe space for you to truly encourage and connect with each other... and we'll be learning and playing some fun games!