FTS PRESS KIT
WHAT IS FTS?
FTS is a student-led mission to fill all of the seats at Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium for a concert and gospel proclamation on April 29, 2023. Student leaders are orchestrating this evangelistic event, seeking revival for the OU and greater OKC communities. FTS will feature performances from Grammy award-winning artists Chance The Rapper, Kari Jobe, and Chandler Moore, as well as a message from Evangelist Nick Hall. There will be prayer, worship, repentance, and revival as God moves through the hearts of the next generation.
WHO IS INVITED?
The event is open to the public including students, teachers, parents, grandparents, and anyone seeking to connect with God in a powerful setting.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
- Visit FTS-23.com to secure a FREE ticket to the event and/or learn more about volunteer, partnership, and donation opportunities.
- Pray for the student leaders as they seek to fulfill the Lord’s vision for FTS. Pray that revival will break out at OU and in the OKC community.
FTS IS A STUDENT-LED MISSION.
At the beginning of the 2022-23 school year, OU students Josh Robinson and Nathan Wong joined many other OU students and OKC community members in praying for revival as they continued to see their generation struggle with anxiety, depression, and brokenness.
With intentional prayer and the core belief that Jesus is the answer to the problems of the world, Josh and Nathan were able to mobilize a core group of 150+ students who are the driving force behind FTS.
Together, the students of FTS are seeking to bring their generation together for peace, joy, and community. The event will be a turning point for culture and a catalyst of positive change in OKC and beyond.
BACKED BY COMMUNITY LEADERS.
Ministry leaders across the OKC area have prayed for God to move here for many years, and God is answering that call for revival. Business and political leaders in the region have come alongside the OU students to support them in any way possible. Many of these men and women believe this event could spark revival beyond the OU campus to the entire OKC community—in local churches, youth groups, and campus ministries, and among college students.
CHANCE THE RAPPER
Hailed as “a generational voice” by GQ and “an outstanding role model” by President Barack Obama, multi-Grammy award winner Chance the Rapper has built a multi-faceted career, redefining what it means to be an independent artist. Chance has never signed a record deal—opting instead to make his music available for free. Born and raised in Chicago, Chance made history in 2017 when he became the first artist to win a Grammy for a streaming-only mixtape—collecting a trio of statues for “Best New Artist,” “Best Rap Performance” and “Best Rap Album” for his now-iconic Coloring Book
Chance is currently on a path to intertwine the worlds of art, music and cinematography through groundbreaking work and installations, as he prepares to release a new body of work, Star Line Gallery, this year. The project contains a series of interdisciplinary works in collaboration with fine artists from The Continent and The Diaspora. The resulting pieces redefine the notion of ‘album art’ and are compelling conversations and meditations on Black life. Over the past year, these works (“Child of God,” “A Bar About A Bar,” “The Highs & The Lows” and “YAH Know”) have premiered at art institutions around the world including Art Basel, Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), The Art Institute of Chicago, and Los Angeles’ Museum Of Contemporary Art (MOCA).
Alongside his music, Chance’s expanding career also includes film and television credits. In 2021, he became the first artist to independently distribute a film through AMC Theatres via his Magnificent Coloring World concert film, written, produced, edited and distributed by Chance himself. His portrayal of the character Herbert on the HBO Max series Southside earned Chance a 2023 NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Performance. This Spring, Chance makes his highly-anticipated debut as a judge on Season 23 of The Voice.
Coming from a long line of activists and community organizers, Chance was raised with a strong sense of purpose and a dedication to giving back. Through his nonprofit organization SocialWorks, he aims to inspire and empower youth through arts, education and civic engagement. Since 2016, SocialWorks has contributed $10M to the Chicagoland community, impacting approximately 10k students annually. Chance kicked off this year by organizing a self-funded free festival in Accra, Ghana that drew upwards of 52,000 attendees. The “Black Star Line Festival” was founded with a mission to foster cultural exchange between Black people of The Continent and the global Diaspora.
For nearly two decades, well-respected worship leader Kari Jobe has been using her gifts to lead people into the presence of God. When she began leading worship at age 13, she never imagined she would be nominated for a GRAMMY®, win multiple Dove Awards, have a RIAA Gold Certified single or be praised by the New York Times. Originally from Texas and now residing in Nashville, Jobe tours the country with her husband Cody Carnes and their two boys, Canyon and Kingston, and they both serve at their home church The Belonging Co.
Chandler Moore is a singer, songwriter, and worship leader. You might know him from his partnership with Maverick City Music; a collective of worshippers who are committed to deconstructing unspoken rules that exist in the CCM and Gospel world. He has had the opportunity to collaborate with other artists like Justin Bieber, Steffany Gretzinger, Dante Bowe, and Elevation Worship on projects like Old Church Basement, "Voice of God," and "Where Do I Fit In." Before that, Chandler was a background vocalist for Travis Greene and wrote various songs featured on projects by Bri Babineaux and Tye Tribbett. In 2020, he debuted his first solo album, Feelings, after releasing a series of singles over the years before that. Chandler is blessed with his beautiful wife, Hannah, and their three amazing kids.
Nick Hall is the visionary of TOGETHER, author of the book Reset, and the President of Pulse. As an evangelistic voice to this generation, Nick Hall has shared the Gospel at hundreds of events to more than 300 million people and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world.
Nick is also the President and CEO of The Table Coalition and sits on the board of the National Association of Evangelicals. He has been featured on major media outlets including the Huffington Post, USA Today, Fox News, US News & World Report, Washington Post, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, and The Christian Post. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett, Ruby, and Jude. They live in Minneapolis, MN. Nick has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from NDSU and a master’s in Leadership and Christian Thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, MN. For more information about Nick or Pulse, visit www.Pulse.org.
To request an in-person or virtual interview with Josh Robinson and/or Nathan Wong (FTS Co-Founders and Student Directors) before or on April 29, please email Kaci Pollack at FTS@seesparkgo.com.
To request an interview with Nick Hall or Kari Jobe before or on April 29, please email Shanica Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUEST FTS EVENT MEDIA CREDENTIALS BY APRIL 21
A limited number of media credentials are available upon request for members of the media interested in covering FTS live at Gaylord Family–Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on April 29.
Please email FTS@seesparkgo.com with the following information by Friday, April 21:
- Name of the media outlet
- Number of passes requested
- Name of each person who will be using a pass