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A Conference for Northern California Churches


Frequently Asked Questions


Q. How can I easily print out my own BASS name tag and registration card online?

If you are attending the BASS Convention as a guest of your registered church, enter your churches registration code to get your Express Pass. This will allow the fastest check-in at BASS. If you are attending as an individual, you will receive your Express Pass with your registration. Setting up a personal account let’s you print a name tag and make an itinerary.

Q. Where do the BASS General Sessions take place?

All three General Sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday take place in the main auditorium of Redwood Chapel Community Church at 19300 Redwood Road in Castro Valley (directions). You can also find all the exhibit booths at Redwood Chapel, as well as the registration desk, our main information desk, most of the workshops, and the booth of Piper Media, Inc. , where you may purchase recordings of the workshop sessions.

Note: Everything on Thursday during the day takes place at 3Crosses Church (directions) in Castro Valley.

Q. Can I bring my child to BASS?

While all of us obviously love children, in fairness to attendees and to those who purchase tapes, we must recognize that the BASS Convention is and adult education event and that the workshops do not have space to accommodate more people than the number of chairs in the room. BASS does not provide child care during the convention and fire regulations do not permit strollers in aisles nor blocking doorways. Therefore, we ask you to please not bring your children to the convention.

Q. Does my registration guarantee me a reserve seat in the workshops?

Workshop and worship seating is on a first-come bases. BASS Convention registration does not guarantee or reserve seating in any of the workshops or worship services. Workshops do not have space to accommodate more people than the number of chairs in the room.  Reminder: Please do not bring children to the convention.

Q. What is your medical policy?

If a medical problem should arise during the convention, only self-administered first-aid will be provided (e.g. band aids). No aspirin or other medication will be issued. For more serious emergencies, 911 will be called.

Q. Do you provide refreshments?

Meals and snacks will be available throughout the convention at the Redwood Chapel site as provided by caterers as well as by the Redwood Chapel High School or College Ministry. You may purchase food items from them or you may bring food and snacks with you to eat on the premises. There are also numerous restaurants within one mile of the convention. Maps showing the location of local restaurants are available at the convention information center.

Q. What does my registration cover?

Registration is by church or as an individual and is good for attendance at BASS Convention.  When you register as a church your registration fee also includes free admission for one pastor and one administrator per church at the BASS Pre-Convention Christian Leaders and Christian Administration Seminars.  Registering as a church allows anyone and everyone from the congregation to attend. If your church is not registered, please consider individual registration.

Q. My church is not registered for BASS. Can I pre-register online as an Individual?

Individual registration is good for BASS events held on Thursday evening, all day and evening on Friday, and all day on Saturday. Pre-registration is available online for $50 for the entire convention.  It does not cover the BASS pre-convention seminars which are held at 3Crosses Church.

As a supporter of the BASS Convention, use your influence to encourage your church to register for the convention. Even if only a few people from your church attend, your church registration could be much cheaper than several individual registrations.

Q. Can I purchase CDs of the General Sessions or workshops?

We welcome Piper Media Services, Inc. (PMSI) to BASS this year.  They will be making memory sticks of BASS workshops and general sessions. Memory sticks in MP3 format can be picked up right at the convention, so you can truly take BASS home with you for continued enjoyment in the days ahead. 

Prices are:

All recordings are available only in MP3 format. You may choose between downloading the audio from website or have them sent via mail in a thumb drive. Depending on demand, full set orders will be shipped to customers within 10-15 days after the conference is over.

MP3's can also be ordered after the convention at or calling (918) 251-0477.

Q. Who is on the BASS Board of Directors?

The BASS Board of Directors serves voluntarily without remuneration in planning and running the annual convention as well as other activities and consists of:

  • Jeff Miller
    BASS General Chairman
    Lead Pastor
    Redwood Chapel
    Castro Valley, CA
  • Jayne Bell
    General Session Music Coordinator
    Choir Member & Children's Choir Assistant
    Bridges Community Church
    Los Altos, CA
  • Brenda Dyer
    Projects & Facilities Coordinator
    3Crosses Church
    Castro Valley, CA
  • Dr. Yaahn Hunter
    Speaker Recruitment & Thursday Seminars
    Senior Pastor
    New Faith Cathedral Church of God in Christ
    Vallejo, CA
  • Erick Larson
    Redwood Chapel,
    Castro Valley, CA
  • Mary Larson
    Program Committee Chairperson
    Redwood Chapel,
    Castro Valley, CA
  • Sam Morgan
    Hosting & Special Assistant
    Pastor to Senior Adults & Care Team
    Redwood Chapel
    Castro Valley, CA
  • Beth Perez
    Redwood Chapel,
    Castro Valley

  • Wilma Pickrell
    Telephone Liaison
    Educator & Consultant
    Fair Oaks Church
    Concord, CA
  • Weston Pokorny
    Volunteer & Website Coordinator
    3Crosses Church
    Castro Valley, CA

    Q. What is the BASS Convention's denominational affiliation?

    The BASS Church Workers Convention is Evangelical, interdenominational and non-profit. Please read our Statement of Faith.

    Q. Who do I contact if I want to be considered as a workshop leader at future conventions?

    You may submit workshop proposals through this website. Log into your account or create a free account.. Click the tab for "Presenter Management". From there you can add a presenter profile and propose workshops for our next convention. We follow strict guidelines in selecting our workshop leaders. If you have any questions, please contact our Workshop Committee Chairperson, Mary Larson.