Before an audience of about 350 that ranged from teens to seniors, he just talked. There were no lights, no music, no drama, no special effects.
It’s an endeavor — a Michigan pastor spouting forth in a Houston nightclub — that might border on "utter foolishness," Bell said.
"I’m trying to crank up the risk factor," Bell said. "I don’t want to rest on ‘Hey, the band was good, the guy had nothing to say.’ This thing either works or it crash lands."
So far, it has worked well enough that Bell has sold out most of the shows in his 24-city tour dubbed Everything Is Spiritual. Traveling in a tour bus with his wife and two sons, the 35-year-old pastor started June 30 in Chicago and will end July 29 in Indianapolis after a trek including California, Georgia and New York.
Rob’s tour appears to be in support of his book, Velvet Elvis – with his publisher hosting the official website of the tour.