Kris Allen Visits Old Main

Allen made his unpublicized appearance at Chi Alpha, an on-campus Christian ministry, to discuss personal topics like faith, personal identity and his relationship with God.

Allen, who started attending services at Chi Alpha as a freshman at UCA, said that the organization has played a significant role in his life.

“It helped me a lot through college. It helped me…to realize who I should be, what my abilities should be to God…and it has just really kind of shaped me as a person,” Allen said.

Before leading the members of Chi Alpha in his rendition of “Our God,” a song by Christian artist Chris Tomlin, Allen spoke about the importance of maintaining faith and integrity, even when choosing to do so may be unpopular.

He concluded with, “Don’t be afraid to do what God wants you to do.”

Allen will be playing shows in Washington state and Florida next week. He released “Thank You Camellia,” his newest album, on May 22.

According to its website, Chi Alpha is a trans-denominational ministry that works to “gather together as a body, learn from each others’ strengths, and experience a relationship with God that exists beyond doctrinal differences.”

Chi Alpha meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays. Check the Chi Alpha Facebook page to find out if the weekly service is being held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium or in the Student Center Ballroom.

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