NASHVILLE (BP) — Four young Southern Baptists are among Christianity Today’s “33 Under 33,” a list of 33 millennial Christians featured in the magazine’s most recent cover story who are shaping the church and culture.
To counteract the theory that Millennials are leaving the faith, Christianity Today showcased those who are leading it. They spoke with ministry leaders and other influential leaders to develop their list.
Trevin Wax, Trip Lee, Saira Blair and D.A. Horton were noted as being among those who are influencing the church today and embody what it will look like in the future.
Wax, 33 years old and a member of a Southern Baptist church near Nashville, is managing editor of The Gospel Project, a Bible Study curriculum from LifeWay Christian Resources, and author of four books. He is also a prominent blogger, writing daily at Kingdom People.
Lee, after four solo studio albums with Lecrae’s Reach Records, decided to take time away from the music industry to concentrate on pastoral ministry and writing. Formerly a student a Boyce College, the 26-year-old is now a senior pastoral assistant at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C.
Blair, part of The Church at Martinsburg (W.Va.), recently won a primary to become her district’s Republican candidate for the West Virginia House of Delegates without one very important vote — her own. At only 17, she is seeking to become the youngest state legislator in West Virginia history.
Horton, 33, a former rap artist and urban church planter, is now the national coordinator for urban student missions for the North American Mission Board. He also serves as the executive director for ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit outreach of Reach Records.
The full Christianity Today article is available online for one day (July 1) and subsequently will only be available to CT subscribers. Later this month, the article will become available for non-subscribers to read.
Aaron Earls is a writer for LifeWay Christian Resources. Get Baptist Press headlines and breaking news on Twitter (@BaptistPress), Facebook (Facebook.com/BaptistPress) and in your email (baptistpress.com/SubscribeBP.asp).