Award-winning singer/songwriter Russ Lee celebrates 25 years of music and ministry with the 2006 launch of the “I Will Go” Tour, stopping in six continents and in all 50 states. The international leg of the “I Will Go” Tour is slated to begin in Indonesia in February, and Lee will travel to Singapore in March. He is also scheduled to visit Africa, Europe, South America, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji and the Dominican Republic, among other locations, this year.
In partnership with World Vision, HCJB World Radio, International Bible Society, New Day Christian Distributors, Go Global Entertainment and Soul2Soul Radio, the Tour is part of a broader missions initiative Lee is implementing to help educate and challenge the local church to reach the world for Christ.
“After 25 years of serving the Lord, I am excited and honored to celebrate this milestone with a global missions initiative of this magnitude,” says Lee. “I want to join with churches and other ministries to mobilize the followers of Christ into action. ‘I Will Go’ is what we ultimately hope to see each and every believer stand and say, whether it be ‘across the street or around the world.’”
As one of the first recording artists to partner with HCJB World Radio, Lee will perform at station-sponsored concerts in addition to making on-air appearances at various HCJB affiliates. He will also help educate stateside audiences about the work of HCJB World Radio.
“Stations in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa and Hawaii are already excited about hosting Russ Lee this year,” said David Kealy, Asia Pacific Region, HCJB World Radio. “When Russ does live interviews and sings at concerts promoted by the stations, he will be a great encouragement to the stations and to the audience they serve.”
Continuing his longstanding relationship with World Vision, Lee will promote child sponsorships at his concerts throughout the United States and will visit various communities around the world directly impacted by the organization’s work.
“World Vision has long been honored to walk alongside Russ Lee because of his integrity and commitment to our ministry partnership,” said Pamela Muse, Director of Artists Associates, World Vision. “Russ Lee’s, ‘I Will Go’ Tour, marking his 25th year of ministry, is a testament to the type of ambassador that Russ Lee is. Not only is Russ an Ambassador for Christ, but also has been an ambassador for World Vision representing children in need around the world. As Russ embarks on his World tour we know that he will represent World Vision and the need of children around the globe. We expect not only a harvest of souls as Russ heeds the call to ‘Go Forth,’ but also a harvest of new sponsors hearing our World Vision for the first time.”
A former drug dealer, Lee received Christ 25 years ago and has since become an ordained minister and one of the most recognized vocalists in Christian music. He toured as a lead singer with both NewSong and Truth, where his signature voice was heard on a combined total of more than 10 #1 singles. His solo debut, Words In Time (Sparrow Records), released in 2000, followed by The Second Mile (Christian Records) in 2003, Hear Those Bells (Vertical Vibe Records) in 2004, and Pictures on Mantles: The Best of Russ Lee (Vertical Vibe Records) last year.
Actively involved in uplifting and encouraging military personnel and their families, Lee has traveled twice to Iraq and also visited Okinawa, Japan, to present concerts and minister to troops.
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