(TRUNEWS) On July 16th during an event called “Together 2016” Pope Francis will address up to a million Christian’s by video cast at the National Mall in Washington D.C..The event has been organized by college pastor Nick Hall, the founder of PULSE, a prayer and evangelism movement to empower the church and awaken the culture to Jesus.Pope Francis will join the line-up of over 40 well-known speakers, recording artists, authors and leaders including:Hillsong United, worship band originated from Hillsong ChurchKari Jobe, American contemporary Christian music singerFrancis Chan, pastor and church planterLucre, American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actorPassion Conference, Christian organizationCrowder, American Christian folktronica musicianKirk Franklin, American gospel musician, choir director, and authorRavi Zacharias, Indian-born Canadian-American Christian apologistJeremy Camp, American contemporary Christian musician and songwriterAndy Mineo, American Christian hip hop artist, producer, and TV and music video directorMichael W. Smith, American musicianLauren Daigle, American contemporary Christian music singerChristine Caine, A21 founder, Australian activist, evangelist and international speakerMark Batterson, author and lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, D.C.Matthew West, American contemporary Christian musician, singer-songwriter, and actorJo Saxton, author and Director of 3DMMike Kelsey, Mclean Bible Church Silver Spring Campus PastorCasting Crowns, contemporary Christian and Christian rock bandJohn K. Jenkins Sr., lead pastor of First Baptist Church of GlenardenJosh McDowell, Christian apologist, evangelist, and writerLaurel Bunker, Bethel University Dean of Campus Ministries/Campus PastorLuis Palau, international Christian evangelistTedashii, American Christian hip hop artist and member of the hip-hop troupe, 116 CliqueTasha Cobbs, American urban contemporary gospel musicianLacey Sturm, American singer and songwriterYork Moore, author and National Evangelist for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship USATrip Lee, American Southern rapper, singer, poet, and authorSamuel Rodriguez, American Christian evangelistRonnie Floyd, President of the Southern Baptist ConventionReid Saunders, evangelist at Reid Saunders AssociationBob Lenz, Life Promotions, Inc.Jose Mayas, lead pastor of Sunset: A Jesus ChurchJennie Allen, authorNabeel Qureshi, author and global speaker with Ravi Zacharias International MinistriesAnn Voskamp, authorKB, American Christian hip hop artisChristine D’claris, American Christian music singer, songwriter and worship leaderMatt Maher, Canadian contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leaderSammy Wanyonyi, Founder, President and Lead Communicator of Shine in the World MinistriesLindsey Nobles, Strategist and Chief Operating Officer at IF:GATHERINGAmena Brown, Spoken Word PoeJosh Brewer, Communicator/Vice President of Outreach for LifeLightRegarding the Pope’s confirmation, Nick Hall said in a statement: “That His Holiness would choose to speak into this historic day is a testament to the urgency and the need for followers of Jesus to unite in prayer for our nation and our world. We are humbled and honored by his involvement and are eager to share his message with the crowd that gathers at Together 2016.”According to a press release from PRNewswire, more than 1,000 churches nationwide have already pledged to attend, and there will be 8,000 service opportunities within a 100-mile radius of Washington, D.C. during the week before and after Together 2016.On their website, Together 2016 states they are “taking a stand against division”, noting:“Race. Class. Politics. Social media. Religion. The millennial generation is the most cause-driven in history—but our causes put us at odds and we create enemies of each other. The Church is paying a price. Young people associate faith with arguing and politicking. The message that Jesus loves us and offers a reset is getting lost in the noise. Jesus directly challenged a culture of division. He prayed we would be one—one family, one body. And He told us to love our enemies. Everyone loves their friends; it’s when we love those who aren’t like us that the world takes note. It’s time to come together around Jesus in a counter-cultural moment of unity and love for each other. “
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At age 33, Nick has been tagged as an international voice in the cause of evangelism. Nick sits on the leadership teams for the US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, and the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). As a voice to the next generation, Nick has shared the Gospel in person to nearly three million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world. He has been featured on major media outlets including the US News & World Report, Fox News, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, The Christian Post, Decision Magazine, and Baptist Press. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett (age 3) and Ruby (born October 2015). 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.