Digital entertainment company You42, Inc. is partnering with Grammy-nominated singer Canton Jones to bring his groundbreaking Free Life Experience ministry to You42 Networks. Founded in Atlanta, the Free Life Experience welcomes young men and women without judgement, giving them a sense of community and shared culture based on the word of God.
When it goes live, the Free Life Experience Network will feature the work of Canton Jones and his co-pastor Ramona Jones, including non-traditional hip-hop services, concerts, and city takeover events that bring their unique message to places around the country. Members and supporters, as well as groups with similar missions, will be able to join the Network with their own Channels, posting uplifting content, telling stories, sharing their talents, and just having fun.
“Entertainment is a big part of what we do,” said Canton Jones, singer, rapper, and former reality star. “Through that shared experience, we work to build a positive culture that becomes a lifestyle for these young people. On the new Network, they can connect with that lifestyle 24/7.”
The Free Life Experience Network will arrive at a time when the world is still dealing with the mental, physical, and spiritual effects of COVID-19.
“As we begin to imagine what the future looks like after the pandemic, people are yearning for positivity and community,” said You42 President Ashley Johnson. “For years, Canton and the Free Life Experience have been providing this for the people who need it most. With the new Network, they’ll be able to spread that message of hope around the world.”
Staying true to the mission of the Free Life Experience, the Network will strive to amplify the voices of Black youths, as well as others who may feel left behind or disenfranchised.
“We don’t care if you’re an ex-gang member or an ex-convict,” added Canton Jones. “We don’t care if you were a drug dealer or a user. You’ll never be judged because your clothes are baggy or you’re not wearing a suit. No matter who you are or where you come from, we’ll welcome you into our community and into the kingdom of God.”