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Al Denson Biography
Having performed for more than 2 million teenagers in countless youth rallies and festivals over the years, Al has established a rapport with America's young people that is without equal. And though he's rightly known as a man with a quick wit, always ready with a joke, his sense of both the responsibility and nature of his calling could not be more serious.
Al's much-publicized, near-death experience in the crash of a small aircraft in 1994, led to a rare insight about the tenuous nature of earthly life. "The plane crash really brought it home that God will give me grace and use me' says Al, "but He doesn't have to have me. What I do is as significant, but only if it's what He'd have me do. When you get knocked down like that, you get up with a whole new perspective. I could hear God better. I'm an extremely energetic person, and I'm on the go a lot. But if you get too busy to spend regular time alone with God, then you're busier that He wants you to be. Realizing that really was a new beginning . . .and a clean slate."
In early 1998, Al came to a crucial crossroads in his career, and the course he chose has already had a life-changing effect on his life and calling. A series of enthusiastically-received high school concerts left Al feeling that the Lord was not only smiling on his efforts, but in fact leading him down a new pathway in music and ministry.
"I was getting back so many decision cards from kids at the shows who were giving their lives to Christ, but also noting that they didn't attend any church," Al recalls. "Those are the very people I've always wanted to reach the most. So many kids are lost, and the schools are where you're going to find them. I looked at that, and one day it just dawned on me. I said, 'Ok, God. I get the point."
It's not unusual now for Al to do as many as three high school assemblies in a day, presenting the audiences with music and messages of the value of truth, honesty and good character. Making it clear that he's a Christian, but restrained by law from proselytizing, on public time, Al invites all to an evening concert at which he's free to fully speak his faith. A normal day of programs brings Al before as many as 4,500 teenagers, and turnout for the free evening shows averages 3,000 young people, returning to hear more. Al is understandably thrilled.
"It has just been un-be-lieveable!" he says emphatically. "I have done bigger shows and fancier productions in my life, but I've never reached people for Christ in this magnitude. You've got to reach out to the people where they are, and build trust and rapport. "Then you can call them to come and hear the whole message."