About Us

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We are a group of missional believers whose lives have been radically altered by the presence of the living God, and are filled with passion to reach the Nations. 


Expression was pioneered in Ventura in 1999. Our journey has been one of passionate and abandoned worship and authentic community, knowing God and making Him known.


Expression connected with YWAM Island Breeze Australia in 2005 during ministry in Fiji, and began a friendship which has led to our relationship and affiliation to the YWAM University of the Nations. 




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Ventura California USA

Ventura is a warm a beautiful place to live and encounter God.

A small beach community on the Pacific with a coastal breeze and awesome sunsets, as you view the Channel Islands National Park just offshore. The surf and sand, marine life and ocean breezes, the beautiful coastal hiking spots are just the beginning... 

There is a rich history and a powerful future God has given us here.

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Downtown Disctrict

There are many eccentric stores and eateries to explore in the downtown area. You can catch a movie or grab some lunch... or just chill at a local coffee house and take it all in.


We have times of ministry in the streets here and along the beach promenade. Sharing the story of God and praying for people in all walks of life. Beautiful encounters are endless!



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YWAM Community

The growing community of YWAM Ventura is a welcoming place to belong, grow in faith and experience the presence of God in context with your developing gifts and calling. 


Our purpose and passion is to make disciples of all nations, and to see the releasing of Kingdom destiny in the lives of those who come here to participate in this journey with us. 


 Welcome to YWAM Ventura!

Our Staff

Troy and Resee Jones

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YWAM Ventura / Base Leaders

Pedro Piñeros

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Encounter DTS Staff

Natasha Vanderkooy

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Encounter DTS & DBS Staff

Ruben Negrete

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Encounter DTS and DBS Staff

Õnne-Liis Aardevälja

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Encounter DTS Staff

Mark & Neelima Murmu

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Expression India staff leaders