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Oklahoma Christian University hosts Judah and the Lion for benefit concert

Musical guest Judah and the Lion is coming to campus to help support Oklahoma Christian University’s Counseling Center.

Judah and the Lion is a three man Americana-folk band from Tennessee, whose most listened to songs include “Kickin’ da Leaves” and “Our Love,” according to Spotify.

Students in the Presidential Leadership Class, a group of students chosen for their leadership and community skills, helped organize the event. The representatives have various jobs like marketing, fundraising, media and band needs.

“We got Presidential Leadership Class representatives together and we brainstormed about what band to get on campus,” junior Kennedy McAlister said. “We ultimately decided on Judah and the Lion.”

Live Christian music will be performed by the special guests.

“Judah and the Lion is a phenomenal, dynamic band that is comprised of young men from Belmont University,” sophomore Parker LaMascus said. “These men are committed to their faith in a way that is not often seen in popular music.”

Student Events Coordinator Amanda Watson said there were several reasons Judah and the Lion was chosen to perform at Oklahoma Christian.

“Judah and the Lion opened for Ben Rector this past fall on his concert tour,” Watson said. “Parker LaMascus actually decided on Judah and the Lion based on their relationship with Ben Rector. Since Ben Rector has had such a great following on our campus, he thought people would enjoy Judah and the Lion.”

All ticket sale proceeds for the concert will go towards the Oklahoma Christian Counseling Center to help further its programs.

“That includes a continuation of public awareness like the suicide prevention week that we had last September,” LaMascus said. “Because of this concert, the counseling center will be able to do more of those events more frequently.”

The concert is on Jan. 30 and begins at 7 p.m. in Hardeman Auditorium. Students, faculty and staff can each buy up to two tickets at $10 a piece with an ID from the box office. Public tickets are available for $15.

“It’s going to be a great time,” McAlister said. “I think it is right up the Oklahoma Christian community alley for us to all come together to have a whole lot of fun but also work for a greater cause.”

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