Ohio Teens For Christ 2024

March 29-30
Hilton Columbus at Easton

Ohio Teens For Christ (OTFC) is an annual Christian convention for students, happening every Easter Weekend in Columbus, Ohio.

worship &
spiritual growth

A Christian teen convention with powerful speaking, engaging worship, exciting and impactful memories, opportunities to grow in faith and leadership, and chances to get to know other teens from the midwest.

OTFC 2024 Theme

2nd Corinthians

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.



Ohio Teens For Christ

March 29-30, 2024
Hilton Columbus at Easton

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

2nd Corinthians 4:18

At Ohio Teens For Christ 2024, experience the priceless treasure of knowing God’s glory through faith in Christ. Though suffering, pain & obstacles of this life may seem enormous, God keeps His promises. We know that we will be resurrected, as Christ was, to spend eternity with Him in a glory that will far outweigh and outlast our comparatively momentary trials.

Main Speaker

Dan Smith

Dan Smith, a.k.a. "The Replacement Beastie," is a rapper, storyteller-preacher, and comedy-writer. Smitty was born and raised in the Buckeye State, but he didn’t grow up in a religious home. His family literally never went to church — which gives him a pretty unique perspective on faith.

In 2005 he led the team that started Momentum Christian Church — a multisite "church for people who don’t like church" — in Cleveland, Ohio. He’s a nationally-known speaker who uses vivid parables, creative videos, live music, and comedy to teach students adults about character, leadership, wise choices, and Jesus. Smitty’s music has been seen on CNN, Yahoo!, VH-1, and many other less-cool shows. His wife Shannon and three kids (Zion, Azlan, & Journey) all find him mildly funny. He enjoys weight lifting, running, photobombing, daddy dates with his kids, NFL football (Browns & 49ers), NBA (Cavs), Ohio State football, creepy movies, Halo & Destiny on Xbox, audiobooks (and books you can touch), Star Wars, pad thai, York Peppermint Patties, & theatre popcorn with fake butter.

Worship Music

Eyes to the Hills

Eyes to the Hills is a worship band made up of, you know, worshipers and followers — people responding to the gospel of Jesus. All of them give their all to various Kingdom work in and around Ohio (and WV)! They love churches, church camp, OTFC, etc… They’re all passionate musicians using their gifts in the best ways they can. All have worshiped at, served at, and/or attended-as-students Ohio Teens For Christ. They all can’t wait to see you at OTFC really soon!

Jeff Bush

Vocals, Guitar, Preacha-man
from Marion

Lyle Baker

Vocals, Guitar, Worship guy
in Hilliard

Joel Reid

Guitar/face-melter, Chaplain
and Worship guy in Lancaster

Kelly Lauth

Vocals, Worship Leader
in Mount Vernon
(married to Kevin)

Kevin Lauth

Drums, Worship Leader
in Mount Vernon
(married to Kelly)

Ryan Cluff

Bass Guitar, Worship Player
in Marion

Konner Tooley

Hip-Hoppin’ in
good ole West Virginia