KISSIMMEE – On Sept. 12 at 6:45 p.m. Johnson University will host a virtual, ticketed event for students, alumni, and faculty and staff with Andrew Peterson and Arron Chambers, alumni of Florida Christian College, since renamed JUFL.
Dean of the Chapel and Assistant Professor of Worship and Theology, Bill Wolf, will be hosting the event, which will include a 25 to 30 minute concert from Peterson’s studio, an interview with Peterson and Chambers, and a message from Chambers.
Tickets are $10, and all proceeds will go toward JUFL student scholarships. They can be purchased here.
Peterson is a musician and author of fiction. His album “Behold the Lamb of God” was nominated for a Dove Award this year.
Chambers is also an author, as well as the lead pastor at Journey Christian Church in Greely, Colorado.
The School of Communication and Arts, along with Advancement, have been planning this event since 2018, when Peterson signed up to teach the Art and Theology of Songwriting as a guest lecturer with JUFL this year. Chambers will also be speaking in JUFL chapel on Thursday.
Wolf said that he is excited to see Peterson perform and Chambers preach live, specifically in the intimacy of a Johnson event. While he has worked with Peterson on the Art and Theology of Songwriting course, he still is preparing questions for the interview.
“My hope is that what is highlighted in [the interview are] some memories, thinking back to their time on campus together,” Wolf said. “[This] shows [that these are] two guys that have success in their field, that have done very well, and have done some amazing things, but they were also two knucklehead college students. They weren’t any different than anybody else.”
Assistant Dean of the School of Communication and Creative Arts and Professor of Music, Ruth Reyes, has helped plan the event and will be a live chat host.
“We do livestream all the time in chapel, but this will be our first time doing [it as a] ticketed event,” Reyes said.
One prayer that Reyes and other participants share is that the internet will not fail during the event.
Nonetheless, Director of Advancement, Alan Tison, said the event has been very successful in terms of registration.
“This seems to have really hit a niche, I think, because it focuses on alumni,” Tison said. “There is a warm feeling toward other alums being successful.”
Click here to find more information on the event.