'Good Friday - Worldwide with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado' Set to Air on TBN for Christians Stranded by Coronavirus
Chris Tomlin performs for "GOOD FRIDAY – WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado" airing on TBN April 10th 8/7c. Photo Credit: Tim Hart for TBN
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April 7, 2020
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., April 7, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- Tens of millions of Christians will be unable to attend church this Easter weekend as public health officials have prohibited large gatherings such as church services to limit the spread of COVID-19. TBN, the world's largest religious broadcaster, will present GOOD FRIDAY – WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado on Friday April 10th at 8/7 p.m. central. The one-hour program will feature Tomlin leading worship, a sermon from beloved pastor and New York Times bestselling author Lucado with guest appearances by Pat Barrett, We the Kingdom and Matt Maher. This broadcast event will be simulcast on K-LOVE & Air1 Radio Networks reaching millions across the country, and available for streaming on TBN's mobile and TV apps with audio livestreams available on K-LOVE.com and Air1.com as well.
"For us at TBN, Good Friday will not be cancelled, Easter will not be cancelled," said TBN President and Chairman Matt Crouch. "Join our Global church family as we celebrate the most important date on our Christian Calendar. He has Risen!"
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world having amassed an impressive body of work including 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy and an American Music Award, three Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, and a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award. He has two platinum and five gold albums to his credit and over eight million albums sold, and is among the most recognized and influential artists in any genre of music known around the world.
"'Good Friday Worldwide' is happening, and I am so excited," said Tomlin. "We are going to gather people around the world and while we can't be together physically for the safety of our families and of the world, we can worship together in our homes."
Lucado, who has been described as "America's Pastor" by Christianity Today and "The Best Preacher In America" by Readers Digest, is the Teaching Minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX, and also one of the most prolific and beloved Christian authors of all time, having sold more than 100 million books.
"We have a rare opportunity to come together this Good Friday as one church to celebrate the one true God," said Lucado. "Join us as we proclaim the victory that no virus can touch--the redemption of our souls."
GOOD FRIDAY – WORLDWIDE with Chris Tomlin and Max Lucado will air in the US, UK, Spain, all of Africa with many more countries to be added throughout the week.
For more information on TBN's Good Friday and Easter events, visit TBN.org. To find TBN on local listings, visit the network's channel-finder.
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About Chris Tomlin
Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. With 12 albums, 16 #1 radio singles, a Grammy and an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award with two platinum and five gold albums to his credit and over 8 million albums sold, Chris is among the most recognized and influential artists in any genre of music known around the world. It is estimated each week 20-30 million people sing one of his songs in worship and TIME magazine claimed he is the "most often sung artist in the world." Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 Billion digital radio streams, others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. Chris also became the first Christian artist to reach the Billion streams threshold on PANDORA and was presented with their BILLIONAIRE award. Chris' concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City's Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville's Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks, among others. For more information visit: www.christomlin.com or follow Chris on Twitter Instagram Facebook and YouTube.
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.
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