Pepperdine Worship Summit 2023
The Pepperdine Worship Summit returned this year, to a sold-out crowd, for another powerful evening of Christ-centered worship and fellowship! The Pepperdine community came together with open hearts before the Lord to glorify his name and sing his praises.
Featured worship leaders included GRAMMY®-nominated singer and songwriter Phil Wickham, author and speaker Jonathan Evans, and music ministry United Voice Worship, who inspired nearly 3,000 attendees as they uplifted God and made a joyful noise through powerful song and spoken word.
Phil WickhamSinger and Songwriter
Phil Wickham is a GRAMMY®-nominated artist and leader in the modern worship movement, having penned countless songs sung in churches around the world. In 2023 Wickham was nominated for two GRAMMY® awards for “Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song” for “Hymn of Heaven” and “Holy Forever.” Hymn of Heaven, Wickham’s latest full-length album released in June 2021, earned GMA Dove Awards for “Worship Album of the Year” and “Songwriter of the Year” in 2022, while the title track was named “Worship Recorded Song of the Year.” Wickham’s anthemic “Living Hope,” an RIAA Gold-certified hit, earned a GMA Dove Award for “Worship Recorded Song of the Year” in 2019, while his first RIAA Gold®-certified single, “This Is Amazing Grace,” was his first career number one. This iconic song held the top spot for 13 consecutive weeks and was named Billboard’s number one “Christian Airplay Song of the Year” in 2014.
Author and Speaker
Jonathan Evans is a mentor, author, speaker, and former NFL fullback committed to developing the next generation of devoted Christian leaders. Through his local and national ministry, Evans seeks to impact athletes, men, and young adults by equipping and encouraging them in their faith. In 2006 Evans and his father, pastor Tony Evans, wrote Get in the Game: A Spiritual Workout for Athletes, a practical guidebook filled with sports analogies and spiritual truths aimed at strengthening readers with the skills they need for living victoriously. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a master's degree in Christian leadership, Evans also serves as the chaplain of the Dallas Cowboys and co-chaplain of the Dallas Mavericks.
United Voice Worship
United Voice Worship is a bridge-building a cappella music ministry composed of diverse worship pastors and praise leaders from Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Texas. Dedicated to honoring Jesus Christ, their vision is focused on “bridging life together” by using the powerful gift of the human voice and, even more, by modeling what it means to celebrate differences and to call one another family.