Kanye West will join Hillsong Young and Free, Lecrae, Rush of Fools, Tauren Wells and others as one of the headliners of the Strength to Stand Bible Conference in Pigeon Forge, TN. The conference will take place at Pigeon Forge, TN, in January 20-31, 2020. West was invited to perform at the conference after John Crist was removed from the bill following his moral failure.
After Crist's removal, Strength to Stand Student Bible Conference leader Scott Dawson was looking to find someone to fill the slot until a friend suggested West. "I realized that, although this is a worldwide megastar, he was a brother in Christ," Dawson revealed in a YouTube video recently posted. "He told me his testimony. He told me his struggles, what he was still going through. He said he's been delivered, but he's on a growth journey with Jesus."
When asked if he would consider being a headliner in the conference, West assuredly responded, "After prayer and deliberation, I want you to know that I'm not considering it: I'm coming. I'll be there for your January conference."
The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity and bring them into a lifetime commitment to Jesus Christ. Born of a vision to see thousands of students congregating in the Great Smoky Mountains these conferences are designed for students yearning for a deeper, more effective relationship with Christ. In addition to discipleship, students will be given the opportunity to respond to the Gospel. We make no apology in confronting lost students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The conferences are under the supervision of the Scott Dawson Evangelistic Association, Inc., which is recognized by the IRS as a nonprofit organization. Since 1987, this Association has been actively involved in conference ministries throughout the United States.