Houghton Elevates Partnership with Kingdom Bound Music Festival 

March 7, 2023

Houghton University and Kingdom Bound Ministries have announced a partnership on an increased level for the Kingdom Bound 2023 summer music festival, held at Six Flags Darien Lake each year.

“Houghton is delighted to be the presenting sponsor for this year’s Kingdom Bound Music Festival,” said Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., president of Houghton.

Kingdom Bound Ministries’ mission to present the Gospel through a variety of art forms resonates with our 140-year mission at Houghton of equipping scholar servants to be champions for Christ, equipped to go into the world and fulfill the Great Commission through careers in ministry, business, the sciences and the arts. We look forward to this opportunity to join in bringing people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through this annual performing arts festival.

Wayne D. Lewis Jr., president of Houghton University

This year’s festival will take place from July 24-26 and will feature nearly 50 leading Christian artists and speakers from across the United States and Canada. The 2023 festival lineup includes Matthew West, The Newsboys, We The Kingdom, Skillet, Anne Wilson, and Cain, with many more to be announced.

Musician singing on stage at Kingdom Bound in Western NY.

“Kingdom Bound is blessed to welcome Houghton University as our presenting sponsor for this summer’s festival,” said Kingdom Bound president, Donna Russo.

We are grateful for this new level of partnership that will support Kingdom Bound in fulfilling its mission to present the Gospel through the Arts and to see many come to Christ. Houghton University and Kingdom Bound have worked together for over two decades and we look forward to continued growth for both of our organizations through this newly expanded partnership.

Donna Russo, Kingdom Bound president

Houghton has been a longstanding partner of Kingdom Bound ministries, serving as the main stage sponsor for many years. This year marks the first time that Houghton and Kingdom Bound have formed a greater partnership to bring the Kingdom Bound Festival and other concerts throughout the year to Western New York, beginning with the For King + Country concert in Rochester on April 20, 2023.

About Houghton University

Houghton University is a nationally ranked Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences and the best-priced Christian college in the nation. With an enrollment of nearly 1,000 students, Houghton has equipped graduates for lifelong success since 1883 through customizable programs offered in Houghton and Buffalo, N.Y., and online. The University offers more than 50 undergraduate in-person and online programs, including equestrian studies, data science and biological sciences, as well as graduate programs in business, education and music. For more information, please visit www.houghton.edu.

About Kingdom Bound Ministries

Kingdom Bound Ministries produces one of the nation’s leading Christian Music Festivals that has been in operation for more than three decades. With a focus on Biblical truth and a reputation for excellence in ministry, Kingdom Bound is more than a music festival, as they’ve tackled relevant subject matter such as depression, youth, the opioid epidemic, health and wellness, parenting, self-esteem, the influences of modern media, and a host of other contemporary topics. Learn more about the ministry at www.KingdomBound.org.