Promise Keepers has announced the musicians who will lead worship for its 2020 Global Digital Experience, which will be simulcast and live-streamed free of charge to men across the country and around the world July 31 and Aug. 1.
This two-day event will feature everything that men have come to know and expect from a Promise Keepers event - an authentic, Christ-centered experience with amazing keynote speakers, worship artists, and special guests - all selected to offer a timely message of hope, unity, and transformation directly to the heart of men. The Promise Keepers Global Digital Experience is a conference designed from the ground up to empower men to be refreshed, inspired and reignited in their passion for God.
Founded in 1990 by former University of Colorado football coach Bill McCartney, Promise Keepers is calling men back to courageous and bold servant-leadership by sparking a movement that will mobilize millions of men to follow Christ into today's broken world as changemakers for their families, churches and communities.
Leading in worship with the Promise Keepers Worship Band at the first-ever Global Digital Experience are:
Michael W. Smith, who is a multiplatinum artist, bestselling author and acclaimed actor. During his storied career, he's not only been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, an American Music Award and has sold more than 15 million albums, he's also given back to the global community. Michael has raised funds to battle AIDS in Africa alongside longtime friend Bono, started Rocketown, a safe haven for young people in Tennessee to meet and find hope and has helped more than 70,000 children's lives through Compassion International.
Danny Gokey, who became a favorite of millions of fans as a Top 3 finalist on Season Eight of American Idol. His latest album, RISE, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Christian/Gospel Albums Chart, #9 on the Top Current Albums Chart and #32 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. Gokey is also the founder of Sophia's Heart, an organization established in honor of his late wife that provides hope and help to homeless families in crisis.
Phil Wickham, who began leading worship at 13 after feeling the need to make his faith his own. Known for his beautiful melodies and inspirational lyrics, Phil was raised by parents who are both worship leaders, and he and his siblings grew up surrounded by music and musicians. Phil decided to pursue a career in music, and now, several years down the road, it's still all a bit surreal for Phil who knows reaching this level of success is not something he could have done on his own, "It's God using something. You are not too young to find out and seek what God wants you to do with your life right now ... your voice isn't too small."
Evan Wickham, the founder and pastor of Park Hill Church in San Diego and the older brother of Phil Wickham. He has been leading worship together with his wife, Sandy, since they were high school sweethearts. He has made three records, Mysterious Things, Above the Sky, and, most recently, Make Us One. The music he makes and the words he writes are for God's glory in the church and the world.
Ken Harrison, CEO of Promise Keepers, said:
"The only thing better than hearing 80,000 men sing with abandon to Lord in a stadium is singing with millions of men in thousands of locations across the country and around the world, including churches, military locations and prisons. This year's Global Digital Experience empowers us to do just that. Michael W. Smith, Danny Gokey, and Phil Wickham are not just amazing musicians; they are powerful worshippers who lead us into the Father's presence."
Individuals may register for the free livestream of the event at https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/virtual-2020/466931
Churches may register to simulcast the event for free at https://promisekeepers.brushfire.com/2020/463892