“If God’s been good to you in the audience, make some noise!” said Franklin. “I want you to know that God has so much in store for you. But if what you see is all you see, then you do not see all there is to be seen. There is so much greater coming for you.”
Later, Franklin asked, “Can we take ya’ll to church right now?” and prompted the audience and “The View” co-hosts to stand and clap along. Near the end of the performance, Franklin even got co-host Whoopi Goldberg to join him on stage.
Kirk Franklin has won 16 Grammys and been nominated for 27. This past April, Maverick City Music won its first Grammy and became the first Christian group in 20 years to perform during the live broadcast of the Grammy Awards.
Franklin and Maverick City Music are currently taking their Kingdom Tour across the U.S., joined by special guests Jonathan McReynolds and Housefires. “Our hope is that these songs and the stories behind them will serve as a way to raise awareness to the challenges that people face everyday – many of which are forgotten about,” said Maverick City co-founder Jonathan Jay. “For me, the most impactful part of this experience was the prisoners’ reaction to simply being remembered as humans.”