Many churches are struggling to appeal to Millennials. Generally speaking, Millennials are those who are born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s. As a Millennial, I have witnessed the church’s efforts to attract me, keep me engaged, and stay relevant to my generation. It is my goal here to speak to this struggle firsthand from my research and personal experiences.
is a licensed minister living in Charlotte, NC, with his wife and two children. In collaboration with his wife and brother, Travis founded the popular monthly musical, 1st Friday Praise Fest, which has been used as a platform for National and local gospel artists to come and minister to the inner city youth and patrons of Charlotte, NC. Birthed out of the 1st Friday Praise Fest Musical, Travis executively produced two gospel compilation CD’s (Power In Unity — Twenty Thirteen and Power In Unity . . . Live) featuring artists from all over the U.S. Travis counts it a blessing to have grown up in a church that placed a significant focus on the youth, and he looks forward to what God has in store concerning his family and ministry.