For the past 13 years, Mike Stewart and Debby Bailey (members of the pastoral team at Grace Fellowship in Pikeville, KY), have been the driving force of an annual Christian music concert named JULY JAM (Jesus Unconditionally Loves You. Just Ask Me). Youth and young adults are the primary target audience for this free outdoor Christian music event held in one of Pikeville’s parks.
The purpose of JULY JAM is to share with area youth the love of Jesus through Christian music. A primary goal is to help them understand that there is an alternative to a life of drug use. Pike County has one of the highest per capita rates of death due to drug overdose. This year’s concert, headlined by national recording artist, Among the Thirsty, was held July 30. More than 350 people attended. The event received coverage in both local newspapers (pictured above).