By Ashley Inge—
The Cowboy Church of Erath County is hosting a “Night of Worship” event at Tarleton State University on Aug. 28 from 8-10 p.m. at Alumni Island.
The “Night of Worship” will include music from Jesus Culture and feature local Jesus Culture church director and pastor Zack Curry to speak at the event.
According to jesusculture.com, Curry has been ministering to students in high school and college for the past 15 years. Curry’s passion is to see student leaders raised up to go into all areas of society to release the kingdom of God and see cultural transformation.
Jesus Culture is an American international Christian revivalist youth outreach ministry that was formed at the Bethel Church of Redding, California. Jesus Culture Ministry hosts conferences and operates a record label, Jesus Culture Music, to share its message and spread worship.
Derek Johnson is an American Christian musician who is also a singer-songwriter for Jesus Culture.
According to jesusculture.com, Johnson has a heart to see people experience the power and extravagant love of God through music that carries God’s presence and anointing. He led worship at Bethel Church for five years before relocating to the Sacramento area with the Jesus Culture team.
He believes strongly in serving the local church and is a worship leader at Jesus Culture Sacramento. He says he wants his heart to see people transformed by encounters with the raw and pure love of Jesus. Johnson’s solo album, “Real Love” was released in 2015 and charted to number one on the Christian iTunes charts. He is featured on the latest Jesus Culture album, “Let it Echo”.
Youth pastor at the Cowboy Church, Jake Freels, helped organize the “Night of Worship.” He said that the purpose of this event is “to gather together and worship Jesus as one body” and that it will be “a night of worship, prayer, speaking and lots of fun.”
“I’m so thankful for all the on-campus ministries that have been loving this campus and the students so well,” Freels said. “I attended Tarleton State University in 2005 before transferring to Sam Houston State. My entire family, mother, both brothers, and sister all attended or graduated from Tarleton. I’m just thankful that I get to invest into the students here and give back to the community.”
Freels added that he hopes students will walk away from this event “with hope, joy and a sense of purpose in this new year of school.”