NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 24, 2021) – After a difficult year of global hardship and loss, Grammy award winning artist Chris Tomlin is bringing the world together again to unite in worship. Like it was in 2020, Chris’ annual Good Friday Nashville concert has been forced to postpone, and in the spirit of unity, Chris is changing course and bringing some of his friends together for a global Easter weekend event. GOOD FRIDAY WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado, will feature an impactful and timely message from Max and worship led by Chris along with Pat Barrett and We The Kingdom which will air on Friday, April 2 at 7PM CT/ 8 PM ET. In the spirit of Good Friday Nashville and its history of surprise guests, the program will also feature an unannounced award-winning musical guest for an unforgettable and powerful moment.
GOOD FRIDAY WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado will simulcast with radio partners K-LOVE, and Air1 as well as over 30 additional radio stations across the country. The television broadcast alone will be seen and heard in over 32 countries.
“This is a moment aligned by God to touch millions of lives,” said Chris. “One of the effects of this season and quarantine has been that the face of worship has changed. We aren’t going to a physical church every Sunday. We aren’t gathering in person with our community each week. We have been challenged to find new ways to not only engage ourselves and our families, but also our community in worship. What I know is that the heart of worship hasn’t changed and I am so grateful for Max Lucado, TBN, K-LOVE, and all the other radio stations and people involved for being willing to come together and work together to help deliver a message of hope and remind us the meaning and power of worship. This is a unique moment in time and there is an opportunity for this to be one of the most impactful Easter weekends we will ever experience in our lifetime.”
“Seldom have we needed a Good Friday as we do this year,” said Max. “We’ve been tested, challenged and stretched. We need a refreshing return to the One who surrendered all on our behalf. Please join Chris, friends and me as we gather at the foot of the cross.
“This Good Friday believers across the earth will take time out of their day to reflect on the meaning of Christ’s suffering and death,” said TBN Chairman Matt Crouch. “Here at TBN we’re blessed to welcome Chris Tomlin and Pastor Max Lucado and some talented worship artists as we invite viewers to join us in thanking Jesus for His incomparable gift of salvation.”
“We’re grateful for K-LOVE & Air1 to partner with TBN and these talented artists and speakers as together we share the hope of Jesus with people around the world,” said Bill Reeves, CEO of Educational Media Foundation. “We’re excited that this collaboration offers so many opportunities—TV, radio, streaming and social media— for people to hear about, remember and celebrate God’s love.”
Since its inception in 2017 when it broke the attendance record as the largest ticketed Christian concert in the history of Bridgestone Arena, Good Friday Nashville has sold-out each year. In 2019, Chris smashed that earlier history-making attendance record.
Chris talked with the Tennessean about this year’s GOOD FRIDAY WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado special and his pledge to return to Good Friday Nashville on April 15, 2022, and indefinitely in years forward, to make an impact in Music City and Tennessee by donating proceeds back to the communities.
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, earned a Grammy, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, became a two-time BMI Songwriter of the Year honoree and received his first-ever Country Music Association Awards nomination last year for “Be A Light” with Thomas Rhett, Reba McEntire, Hillary Scott and Keith Urban. 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.
About Max Lucado
Max Lucado is the leading inspirational author in the United States with more than 140 million books in print in over 54 languages. His writings have been shaped into bestselling books, videos, devotionals, songs, greeting cards, booklets, Bible studies, commentaries and theatrically-released movies. According to a LifeWay national survey, 1 in 6 Americans are familiar with Max Lucado and 1 in 7 Americans have read a Lucado book. Lucado has been featured on countless national media outlets including The TODAY Show, Good Morning America, Huckabee, and Fox & Friends. Max and his wife of more than 40 years, Denalyn, call San Antonio, Texas, home. Max has served the people of Oak Hills Church since 1988. www.maxlucado.com
Trinity Broadcasting Network is the world's largest and most watched faith-and-family broadcaster, reaching over 175 nations across the earth with inspirational and entertaining programming 24 hours a day in 14 languages and on 32 global networks. As the world's most influential non-profit religious broadcaster, TBN has led the way in expanding the impact of faith-based television across the earth through the creation of innovative content designed to reach every viewer demographic with the life-changing message of hope and grace. To find out more about the TBN Networks, visit us at tbn.org.
About Educational Media Foundation
Educational Media Foundation (EMF) began as a single, non-profit radio station in Northern California in 1982 and is now the parent company to K-LOVE and Air1—the nation’s largest contemporary Christian radio networks. Broadcasting on more than 1,000 signals across all 50 states, EMF is also among the top 10 U.S.-based audio streaming companies.
EMF acquired the assets of WTA to create WTA Media, LLC (a leader in faith-based films and publishing) in 2019 and launched AccessMore (a faith-focused podcast network) in 2020. The ministry continues to expand and to create compelling media that inspires and encourages audiences to have a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. With nearly 500 employees, EMF is headquartered in Rocklin, Calif., with offices in Franklin, Tenn., and other key markets throughout the U.S. For more information, please visit EMFbroadcasting.com.
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