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Fargo native Nick Hall leads ‘Pulse’ movement

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Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It wasn't that long ago Nick Hall was known for helping Oak Grove win a Class B state basketball title back in 2000.

Now, his name appears in lights and on event center billboards as an evangelist.

Nick started "Pulse" 10 years ago in a coffee shop in downtown Fargo.

It's now a movement that's sweeping our country and part of the world.

Fargo native Nick Hall can pack a house.

Not hundreds, but tens of thousands, from university campuses to convention centers across the country to Mexico and Ukraine.

Nick Hall- Pulse Movement: “June and July I will be going out on a tour.”

We caught up with Nick Hall today as he made a stop here in his hometown of Fargo.

Hall: “I never imagined being at NDSU that I would be planning an event on national mall or Rwanda or Ukraine or Mexico.”

He is as humble as it gets, despite all those who label him the next Billy Graham.

Hall: “I am just a kid from ND and we just work hard and try to be our best.”

Actually, he is a friend of the famed evangelist.

One of the great aha moments for nick came when he was at NDSU working at Famous Dave's. When he heard Billy Graham was going to be in Oklahoma City, he volunteered with crusade, and said a prayer backstage.

Hall: “I am back there in the arena, and I prayed one day I want to do this one day. Eight years later, after saying this foolish prayer, the arena was packed and I was speaking on the stage.”

Nick's Pulse Movement is like a magnet for young people. At a time when we often hear young people don't go to church, Nick is seeing this.

Hall: “I find people are open to hope and love and a second chance.”

Nick met with area pastors and church leaders of Fargo-Moorhead today; this as he prepares for Reset, a plan to bring a million people on the Washington Mall next summer.

Nick knows there are political and social divides out there that often get in the way of the message, but he has found a way to connect.

From the basketball court with Oak Grove 15 years ago to a coffeehouse in Fargo to this: His movement reaching 2.4 million people in a quick ten years. 

Nick has 30 people on staff with Pulse and thousands of volunteers. 

Kevin Wallevand

Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia and the Middle East. He is an Emmy and Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

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