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Chris and Lauren Tomlin’s Non-Profit Announces David Nasser as President
Charts course for new chapter of organization
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 30, 2021) – Grammy award winning artist Chris Tomlin and his wife Lauren have always had hearts for vulnerable children. In the U.S. alone four million children will touch the child welfare system each year and for the past several years the Tomlin’s have been working towards finding solutions to the problem. In 2018, they launched a non-profit, known as Angel Armies, whose goal is to cultivate holistic partnerships that strengthen families in crisis, support the heroic work of foster families, and ultimately, provide every child a safe and permanent home. As the organization enters into its next chapter, taking what it has learned and drawing on cross sector collaboration, they are committed to increase their impact and are honored to announce Pastor and author David Nasser will join as President. David will start with the non-profit in June.
“My wife Lauren and I have always had a heart and a vision to help vulnerable children across our nation,” said Chris. “A few years ago, with the help of incredible organizations and generous families, we were able to launch what we called ‘Angel Armies.’ In this time, we’ve learned even more about the crisis within the foster system, and while the issues are complex, we know there is an opportunity for lasting change. In order to get there, we need a leader who is not only experienced but passionate and has a undeniable calling to address the needs of not only the most vulnerable in this nation but in the world. So we are excited to announce that we have found that leader in David Nasser who will serve as the new President of the organization.”
“It is an honor to join the Angel Army family,” said David. “My wife Jennifer and I have been blown away by Chris and Lauren’s deep dedication to leverage their lives to serve the vulnerable. The hands-on approach of this Christ centered organization, and their relentless commitment to the spread of gospel, was also a big part of what drew me to this ministry.”
“For over 20 years David and Jennifer have been some of Lauren and I’s closest friends and it is with great confidence that they will lead this organization to achieve its greatest impact,” shared Chris. “Not only is he a great author, speaker, and leader but, as an adoptive parent himself, he also knows first-hand what it means to take care of the vulnerable children right here in our own backyard. David and Jennifer have spent their entire life in ministry and watching what they have done for the last seven years together with Liberty University is inspiring. It’s undeniable, the young lives that have been touched during their time on campus, at convocation, and around their dinner table. Their time ministering along with Liberty will have a ripple effect for generations. I am grateful that they are willing to hear the calling and use their gifts to be a voice for the most vulnerable and lead us into this next chapter.”
Since its inception, the non-profit has partnered with organizations who assist children and families in over 30 states serving 14,000 families and 35,000 children with more than 3,000 churches engaged. They remain focused on educating the world on the crisis within the child welfare system and mobilizing the church to become champions for children in need, and as the organization begins this next chapter, they stay grounded in their calling and mission, to be a voice for the vulnerable.
About David Nasser
David Nasser was born in Iran but left the country with his family at age 9 during the Iranian Revolution. After almost a year in exile, his family moved to America. At age 18, he rejected his Muslim heritage and became a Christian. He founded his ministry, D. Nasser Outreach (DNO), in his early twenties and it quickly grew as it partnered with other influential organizations such as the Billy Graham Association, Youth Specialties, and Student Life. For over 30 years, DNO proclaimed the redemptive message of the gospel through relevant, biblically grounded methods of teaching, writing and consulting. In 2010, David planted Christ City Church in Birmingham, Alabama, where he would serve as the Lead Pastor, and since 2014, he has served as the Senior Vice President for Spiritual Development at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. David continues to speak to over 700,000 people each year as one of the nation’s most sought-after speakers.
About Angel Armies
Angel Armies, founded by Chris and Lauren Tomlin, works to bring ministry organizations and the Church together to help solve issues related to vulnerable youth and families in the United States. Just as music gives a voice for worship, Angel Armies wants to be a voice for the vulnerable.
About Chris Tomlin
It is estimated that 20-30 million people across the world sing one of Chris’ songs every week in church services in nearly every language. Time magazine heralded him as the “most often sung artist in the world” as his music has inspired and uplifted an entire generation of believers. Along the way, Chris has scored 17 #1 one singles at radio, placed 29 top ten hits (more than any other Christian artist), sold more than nine million albums with 4.5 Billion career global streams, earned a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards, more than 25 Dove Awards, became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree and an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year. In 2016, he was named one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, alongside Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris is also the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on Pandora and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award. His tours have sold-out venues everywhere, including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks.
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