NAYC is a church gathering primarily for the youth of the United Pentecostal Church (UPCI), held every other year since 1979, in various locations around North America.
The 2015 NAYC was held in the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. The 18,000 seats in the main arena were sold out fourteen hours after registration opened. Overflow seating was made available at the Cox Convention Center, where the event was streamed live for young people who were too late to get seats in the arena. The owners of the Chesapeake Energy Arena say that it was the biggest event ever held, and the only event to ever have overflowing, and not seat all of the people in the arena. The last service of NAYC 2015 was Friday night, that night at alter call Rev. Lee Stoneking a minister of the UPCI asked everyone to shout to the Lord. The prayer roar that night was 134.2 dBA with 20,000 people, which is just 8 dBA less than the Guinness World Record for the loudest crowd roar with 142.2 dBA at a football game with more than 79,000 people.
The General Youth Division of the UPCI has announced that NAYC 2017 will be held at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Below is a table of the years and location of NAYC in the past:
- Link to that year’s NAYC page in the year column.