As a teenager, Nick Hall sensed God was calling him to be an evangelist. When he was a college student at North Dakota State University, he heard Billy Graham was going to be in Oklahoma City for a crusade event. He drove down to volunteer at the event, and as he was in the arena watching it all unfold, seeing thousands of people pointed to the hope of Jesus, he prayed a bold prayer:
“God, use me to reach people like this.”
Seven years after he prayed that prayer, he stood on the very same stage himself, sharing the Gospel with a packed arena. And at the age of 34, 10 years after that first event and as the founder and chief communicator for the evangelism movement PULSE, Hall gathered hundreds of thousands of people in unity on the National Mall on July 16, 2016 at Together 2016. The largest faith-based gathering on the National Mall of the last 20 years, the historic event brought people from all backgrounds together for a unified day of worship and prayer, with a desire to make known the name of Jesus and asking Him to reset the nation.
As an evangelist, Hall has been sharing the message of “reset” at PULSE events all over the world for the last five years. Reset is a term that has been resonating with young people because it represents the clearing of past errors, as with various electronic devices; a reset gets the system working toward its created purpose. Nick also shares this message in his book, Reset: Jesus Changes Everything (Multnomah, 2016).
Founded by Hall in 2006, PULSE is an evangelism movement on mission to empower the Church and awaken culture to the reality of Jesus. They do this by focusing on prayer, training and large events. As the next generation’s evangelist, Nick has shared the Gospel with nearly three million students and is regularly featured as a speaker for pastors’ gatherings, student conferences, training events, and festivals around the world.
Hall sits on the leadership teams for the US Lausanne Committee, the National Association of Evangelicals, the student advisory team for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and is a partner evangelist with the Luis Palau Association. In the spring of 2011, he was welcomed to the National Facilitation Committee for the Mission America Coalition (MAC).
Nick has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from NDSU and a master’s in leadership and Christian thought from Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minn. He has been featured on major media outlets including The Washington Post, US News & World Report, Fox News, Christianity Today, Moody Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network, Trinity Broadcast Network, The Christian Post, Decision Magazine, and Baptist Press. Nick is married to his best friend, Tiffany, and they are proud parents of Truett and Ruby. They live in Minneapolis, Minn.