U-Church to Host Gungor at Lee

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Continuing Lee’s U-Church season, the band, Gungor, will perform on April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Conn Center.

Labeled by many as alternative, pop, and folk, Gungor has also been called “the future sound of worship music” by Jonathan Sigman, of; David Huey of said, “It’s like Sufjan, Sigur Ros, & Bon Iver came to church.”

Gungor has earned multiple Grammy nominations since its inception in 2002.

Michael Gungor, the namesake, producer, and leader of what originally began as a worship band in Denver, Colo., now leads the critically acclaimed music group best known for Dove-nominated songs "Friend of God" and "Say So." Ghosts Upon the Earth is its third major release.

“Music doesn’t have to fit the mold to move people’s hearts, and at the end of the day, that’s really what we’re trying to do. We’re trying to make honest music that opens people’s hearts,” says Gungor.

Gungor’s purpose is clear, “If leading worship is just about bringing a group of people into a room so we can get goose bumps and sing songs together, there’s not much value in that. But if leading worship is a means to an end, that we leave this place as a different kind of people, as part of a new humanity that God wants to create–the people that are caring for the widows and orphans, that aren’t bound by the systems of this world but becoming free, becoming fully engaged in our world–then that matters.”

For more information about Gungor, visit

U-Church is a free, non-ticketed event for students, alumni and the community. Seating is first come, first serve, doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Attendees are asked to bring a canned good for the Leonard Center Food Bank to benefit students and the community.

For more information about U-Church or other campus ministries, please contact Kristi Vanoy at or 423-961-1823.