Helping define the sound of Christian music for more than two decades, Newsboys’ live performances continue to sell out venues across the country. Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys) and Duncan Phillips (drums), the band has sold more than 8 million units, amassing eight Gold® certifications, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, two American Music Award nominations and multiple Dove Awards. “God’s Not Dead,” Newsboys’ chart-topping, Platinum®-certified single, inspired the eponymous Pure Flix 2014 hit film. The band also appeared in “God’s Not Dead” and returned to the big screen to reprise their role in this spring’s box office hit sequel, “God’s Not Dead 2.” Newsboys’ latest Earlier in 2017, the FairTrade Services release, Love Riot, debuted atop multiple charts, including Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums’ chart.
The current social and political atmosphere, even on a prefatory level, can give rise to a ruinous reduction in your sense of well being. Watching the news, or reading editorials, or op-editorials, or listening to the people at the table next to yours at Denny’s, brings on a sadness no amount of bacon can service. I’ve tried. But I think that we are all a lot more the same than we are different. We’re all just dirt and water and the breath of God. It’s just a painted line. Or, some railroad tracks. Either way, it’s a thing someone put there without asking. Maybe, what I’m supposed to be doing, having been lavished upon, is pointing out that a person can stand right there in the divide, brave and free, and not feel a thing. I know what it means to have the divide spanned on my behalf.
Dean Curry, resident of Tacoma and lead pastor of a local church will deliver a message of hope to the thousands of those in attendance and online. “Not since the Tacoma Dome opened in 1983 with the Billy Graham Crusade has there been a Jesus-centered event of this size in the Dome, we are looking to change that,” said local pastor Dean Curry, “The Billy Graham Crusade changed my life, I would love to share the same life-changing experience to thousands of others this summer!”