Who’s going to rescue these kids?” That question is the beginning of a journey which takes us to a dead-end street warehouse in the small town of Franklin, Tennessee, Michael W Smith and the picture of a weeping man sunk to the floor. That man is Michael W Smith and the sound colliding in his ears, on that very first night of Rocketown, was the frenzied traffic of 700 kids, the theme music of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey‘, and the beat of his own racing heart.
When that first Rocketown event happened in 1994 it was the start of something of which he’d long dreamt: the establishment of a local outreach centre where kids could be mentored and meet Christ. People had said it would probably never happen. People were wrong.