Worship leader Kristian Stanfill’s chief priority isn’t being your standard-issue rock star. Instead, what drives his unique artistry is writing encouraging, hopeful songs for the hurting and discouraged that ultimately point to God’s powerful ability to heal and restore the heartbroken.
Kristian, who teams up with fellow worship artists, Chris Tomlin, David Crowder and Matt Redman at Passion Conferences, believes the key to being an effective worship leader is simply listening—and following—the Holy Spirit’s lead. It is something that he believes can forever transform the corporate praise experience.
With the album, Passion: Even So Come (2015) we get to hear Kristian's lead vocals on three songs, "Shout Hosanna," "Draw Near" and "You Found Me."
His single "One Thing Remains," is a powerful worship anthem off the live recorded album Passion: White Flag (March 13, 2013), which features a variety of artists including: Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels, Matt Redman, David Crowder Band and Charlie Hall.
"Everyone knows what it feels like to have a mountain ahead of them. We are all going to face tough times," explains the singer. "It's such a moment of peace for people to say that one things remains through it all, and that's the love of God."
Kristian is also featured on the live album Passion: Let The Future Begin (March 12, 2013), leading a variety of worship songs, including: "The Lord Our God," "In Christ Alone," "Children of Light," and "Come To The Water." Kristian is part of the praise team at Atlanta's Passion City Church. His heart for his local church is apparent in his congregation-friendly songs: "My Heart Is Yours," “Day After Day,” “Always” and “Lord Almighty.”
Rooted out of the Passion movement, we are committed to leading people towards renewed intimacy with God and fresh encounters of worship.
Bringing together the largest crowd in Passion’s event history, Passion 2020 ushered in a new decade at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA with 65,000 attendees from across the country and the globe. This declaration of the name and power of Jesus will forever be a marker in the history of Passion and was beautifully captured in the songs and videos recorded live.
From its start in 1995 Passion has been rooted in the truth of Isaiah 26:8 – “Yes Lord, walking in the way of Your truth we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our hearts” - existing to glorify God by uniting students in worship, prayer and justice for spiritual awakening in this generation. Passion believes that worship and justice go hand in hand, so students arrive ready to give. They give toward the END IT Movement, fighting against modern day slavery and this year Passion also called students to give toward Share Light – a campaign to see the Bible translated into the 6,000 known languages of the world during this generation’s lifetime. Passion has encountered millions of students and 18-25 year-olds, young people whose lives have been transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit.
One of the most impactful and stirring aspects of the movement founded by Louie and Shelley Giglio has been the sea of voices uniting together to lift up the name of Jesus. Passion, currently helmed by Kristian Stanfill, Brett Younker and Melodie Malone, has ushered in the writing, recording and leading of some of the most recognizable and unforgettable worship anthems of this generation. Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Crowder, Christy Nockels and more have also lent their voices alongside Passion throughout the years.
With more than 2 million units sold and a multitude of chart-topping singles such as “Glorious Day,” “Build My Life,” “God, You’re So Good,” “How Great Is Our God,” “God Of This City,” “One Thing Remains,” “Even So Come,” and “10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord),” listeners across the world continue to be impacted by the music of Passion.
A fresh single, “There’s Nothing That Our God Can’t Do” featuring the vocals of Kristian Stanfill, was released December 2019. Another brand new, energetic single, “King of Glory,” was a surprise release to kick off Passion 2020 on New Year’s Eve. Live videos from Passion 2020 for both new singles give stunning visuals to the number of 18-25 year-olds gathered in Jesus’ name. New songs and collaborations from Passion 2020 will be heard and seen in the coming months, giving opportunities to experience or re-live those significant moments, continuing to declare truth over this decade.
Through it all, Jesus continues to remain at the center.
Passion is more than music.
More than events.
Passion is a generation living for His name.