Giglio was born in 1958 and grew up in a Christian home in Atlanta, Georgia. One morning at 2 AM during his freshman year at Georgia State University in 1977, he decided to follow Christ instead of the party life. That conscious decision led him to become one of the architects of the modern worship style geared towards young people with its emphasis on informal attire, expressive worship and low-key, visually driven sermons.
Giglio's ministry is based on Isaiah 26:8 - "Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts" (from the New International Version).
After Giglio graduated from Georgia State University, he earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. After finishing seminary, Giglio and his wife Shelley began a weekly Bible study called Choice Ministries at Baylor University. After several years, over ten percent of the student body was attending the weekly study.
In 1995, the Giglios moved from Waco, Texas to Atlanta, Georgia. While flying from Texas to Georgia, Giglio began to plan for a national gathering of Christian college students; this evolved into the Passion conferences. In addition, Giglio, along with Bill Willits from North Point Community Church, began a Bible study called 7:22 for college students from the Atlanta. Giglio led this Bible study weekly until 2005.
In January 1997, Passion hosted its first conference for college students, which lasted four days in Austin, Texas. Two thousand people attended. This launched Passion to the public and it has been followed by conferences and tours yearly. The Passion conferences hosted in January 2005 and 2006 drew thousands of college students to Nashville. In 2000, Giglio and others formed Sixsteps Records, a record label for Christian worship artists. Sixsteps' list of signed artists includes David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Charlie Hall. It also releases live albums from the Passion conferences.
In 2007, over 22,000 students gathered in Atlanta, GA, where the missions focused on their "Do Something Now" campaign. This raised over $700,000 for global ministries on six continents. Giglio and the Passion ministry plan on holding regional events around the US in late 2007 and early 2008, and then go to the nations of the world in 2008 with the Passion World Tour.
Wow GOD| Posted October 02, 2011
I lOVE LOVE LOVE Prayer Remix im never going to pray the same way again
Grace the on and only i have been watching recently im not done watching it yrt but amazing(like Always) so far and New Year im going to have to watch it again totally loved it
the last set that were out i watched them time and time again but i was a freshman in highschool and am homeschooled and had Christian Astronomy and it helped me get a headstart i watched the movies so much i remeber the info it
I've been raised in a christian family my grandpa was a decon mom and dad are teachers at church and so we are a pretty respected family until about 5 years ago my grandpa (the deacon) committed suicide and so our church kinda looked down on us and then 9 months later my grandma died and we moved to there house ( which was next door) and i found out i was going to be homeschooled and i was popular and didnt love that idea but my mom kept saying this si what God is calling me to i was hurt so bad adn my uncle ( a pastor that attends passion conf. bought your video How great is our God for us for christmas i was amazed i reamember standing there i was 10 years old and tears came to my eyes i was so wowwed by God ecspecially the Laminin part like i was so amazed i didnt fully believe you so as soon as i got to the library i looked it up (at that time there was no highspeed internet at my county) and was amazed i ecspecially love the part about Everything was made for Him and By Him and In HIM all things hold together. and John 16:33"I have told you these things so that in ME you may have peace. Inthis world you will have trouble but Take Heart! I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD! that verse really helped me through those times.And now after watching them for 5 years im still wowed by God from those movies.I know this is long and you have probably heard a lot of stories like this but i just wanted you to know you hhelped me follow through with Gods plans for my life. Peace and Love ( its what anthem lights always say if you havent heard of them you should look them up) Lasa Bree
Great speaker/author| Posted November 10, 2009
We are watching his Passsion Series videos and reading The Air I Breath for a worship clas, and they are totally AWESOME! No matter what level you are spiritually he knows how to get on all the levels and makes it so simple to understand worship and how great GOd really is. I recommend any product he comes out with.
Amazing DVDs by Louie| Posted September 04, 2009
If you have a chance watch the videos that Louie has put out recently. There are four of them Indescrible, How Great is our God, Fruitcake and Icecream, and >>>. They are amazing and they will strengthen your faith.