Simply put, Pure Rebellion is a life-changing experience! Each event includes compelling life stories, media that is inspiring and dramatic, a live band, hip-hop dance, live text polling, spoken word, a presentation of the Gospel, and time of response. Pure Rebellion helps people overcome huge obstacles such as despair, addiction, hopelessness, shame, abuse, and regret, through the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. Events also focus on helping people discover that who they were born to be matters, and we’ve had the privilege to witness that transformation happen to thousands of people over the years.
Pure Rebellion is led by the Gatlin family and a host of friends and volunteers. In February 2008, the Gatlin’s spent a few weeks in the Holy Land of Israel and the trip changed the trajectory of their lives. They returned with a burden to reach the lost and spent the rest of that year seeking God’s will and direction. By October of that year, they knew that the Lord was leading them to plan and organize a three day outreach event in their home town of Colorado Springs. The focus of the program would be to fight against the sexually corrupt environment of our culture and help people be restored by a right relationship with God. Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted and set the captives free, and that’s exactly what He did all three nights. What they thought would be a one-time event, turned into a non-profit public charity within a few short months. Since that time, 46 events have taken place at high-schools, college campuses, churches, and secular theaters across six states. It’s an incredible blessing to see God radically transform so many people of all ages.