A crowd of approximately 16,000 people converged on Oklahoma Memorial Stadium April 29 for "Fill the Stadium" (FTS). This Christian outreach included award-winning recording artists Chance the Rapper, Kari Jobe, and Chandler Moore and a message from Evangelist Nick Hall.
The first-of-its-kind student-led event successfully reached a total of 50,000, including nearly 35,000 virtual viewers who tuned in live from across the country, a number that is rapidly growing each day. Just one 2-minute clip posted on Instagram sharing a part of gospel from Hall has been viewed over 230,000.
FTS began with the vision of University of Oklahoma students Josh Robinson and Nathan Wong and grew to more than 150 students who worked hard to bring to fruition what "might be the largest university outreach in American history," according to Craig Groeschel the senior pastor of Life. Church, America's largest church.
Reflecting on the dedication of the student leaders, Pulse President and CEO Nick Hall said:
"Watching students pray for and see friends come to Jesus, host the event onstage, and then seeing those same students tearing down chairs at midnight will forever be my memory of these humble servant leaders."
Reflecting on the event, Nick Hall said:
"FTS blew me away. The hunger and passion of students were beyond anything I've seen. At least 2,000 people responded to the Gospel, through both first-time decisions and re-dedications. Students traveled from as far as 10 hours away and now want to bring what they experienced across the nation.
"I believe Gen Z is poised to be the most sold-out revival generation in history. They have seen devastation and chaos and watched our world unravel in real time from their phones. They are not going down the same old paths because they have seen firsthand that they don't work. Jobs and relationships will not satisfy. Money and fame will not satisfy. Only Jesus can fill their God-shaped void, which is why events like this will become increasingly common."