The following was taken from the online version of CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) Magazine...
"The Impact Movement, an international organization that aims to positively influence the African American community through faith and action, continues its series of regional conferences January 18-21, 2008, in Atlanta, Chicago and Washington, DC. Gospel rap artist FLAME will be among featured guests at the Chicago conference.
“I thoroughly appreciate the work that The Impact Movement is doing for the Kingdom of God,” says FLAME. “I am ecstatic about being a part of an event to help further train leaders who will contextualize the gospel for the urban community. Anyone who comes in contact with The Impact Movement’s ministry won’t leave the same.”
The purpose of the conference is to provide opportunities for young people to gather with hundreds of their peers for biblical teaching, worship and training for making an impact in their spheres of influence. “There is a move among young people to speak to the needs of our community and to take their place as leaders both in this country and around the world. Those who gather at these conferences are the hope for the future of the African American community,” said Charles Gilmer, president of The Impact Movement.
The theme of the regional conferences is Paid In Full and stems from Colossians 2:13-14 which communicates that the debt and weight of our sins has been paid in full through Jesus Christ. The Impact Movement takes the truth of Jesus Christ to the campus, community and world by producing African American leaders who are spiritually-focused, financially responsible and morally fit. An international ministry with a presence on more than 100 college campuses, the organization is noted for its biennial national conference that has hosted more than 14,000 participants. The next national conference will be held in Atlanta, December 27, 2008 to January 1, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.impactmovement.com/."
Born and raised on the inner city streets of St. Louis, the death of his best friend - his grandmother - would change his life. FLAME A.K.A. Marcus Williams-Gray quickly ran to Christ at the age of 16 and never turned back. Ministering for more than 10 years at churches, events and conferences, the Dove Award nominee and 2008 Holy Hip Hop Award Honoree is currently completing his degree in Biblical Counseling at Boyce College located in Louisville. For more information, log onto http://www.flame314.com/, www.myspace.com/flame314 or http://www.crossmovementrecords.com/.