Looking Back

Held each year the weekend before Thanksgiving, Overflow Conference is an annual gathering for hundreds of believers to lean in, worship, and be refreshed in the grace of the Holy Spirit. You might go so far as to describe it as a reunion of sorts, because even if it's your first time attending, it strangely feels like you are surrounded by family—people you didn't know you've been missing. You might be sharing a row with people from a variety of Christian streams (in 2021 there were more than two dozen—two dozen!—local churches represented, of a handful of varying denominations), but yet

it's family.

It's unity.

It's revival.

Led by Todd Brenneman (The Gathering Church in Jerome) and a team of like-minded pastors and leaders, 2021 saw more than three hundred individuals, some local and some who traveled from nearby states, who received amazing ministry from leaders including Dr. Frank Harvey (Covenant Life Ministries), Josh McGready (Life Center Church in Harrisburg), Ben Evenson (Life Center Church in Harrisburg), Frank Park (Tov Church in Pittsburgh), Randy Thompson & Kidz Ablaze, Jeremy Barkley (Oakland Church in Johnstown), Jim Gay (Greater Johnstown Christian Fellowship), Rick Smith (Life Church in Windber), Dawn Defibaugh (The Gathering Church in Jerome), Frank Young, and others. Worship was led by Kara Varner (The Gathering Church in Jerome) and a collective of musicians and leaders—it was the kind of worship that moved Heaven and unlocked breakthrough.

The kickoff service on Friday night featured an incredible message from Pastor Todd Brenneman and anointed worship. Each year, Saturday is always a highlight, as the morning session includes breakout sessions designed for casual conversations and space for question-and-answers. In 2021, Overflow Conference introduced a panel made up of our keynote speakers, answering questions in real time from those in attendance, relating to the Church's role and the Holy Spirit's ministry in the last days. Sunday's service is always the pièce de résistance as there is extended time for ministry around the altar. Hundreds received physical healing, a prophetic word from the Lord, and personal breakthrough.

There has been buzz in the region for a decade, perhaps longer, that revival is coming, fostered by authentic unity. Could Overflow Conference be the catalyst? It's undeniable that momentum is building, and that the Spirit of God is stirring powerfully in this ministry. It sounds like revival to us.