FAIRMONT, W.Va., July 26, 2021 – After a 15-month COVID-related postponement, the Mountain State Celebration with Will Graham finally took place this weekend at Fairmont State University’s Duvall-Rosier Field. It marked the first multi-day outreach for Graham since he held back-to-back events in Canada in October 2019.
“Put your trust in God. Take the things that you cannot control and turn them over to Him,” said Graham, as he invited those in attendance to make a decision for Jesus. “God’s trying to get your attention. Let Him take your brokenness.”
Approximately 4,700 people attended the three-day Mountain State Celebration, including Saturday morning’s KidzFest program. More than 200 responded to make a commitment to Christ. Thousands more – representing 45 different countries – viewed the livestream of the event.
“What I’ve noticed is the unity of so many churches, pastors and believers, coming together and uniting and working to advance the Kingdom of God,” said Dick Bernhart of Morgantown, West Virginia, who has served as the executive team leader and helped to guide the extended Celebration process. “The unsaved have heard the message of hope, and there’s a whole group of people who have been renewed and restored.”
Graham was joined for the Celebration by a full line-up of award-winning Christian musicians, including multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning band Skillet, hip hop star FLAME, The Afters, Jordan Feliz and Aaron Shust. Children’s performer Yancy entertained the audience at KidzFest.
Later this fall, Graham will hold four Celebrations over the course of five weeks: Rapid City, South Dakota (Sept. 24-26), Des Moines, Iowa (Oct. 1-3), Sudbury, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 15-17) and London, Ontario, Canada (Oct. 22-24).
To download high-resolution photos from the Mountain State Celebration with Will Graham for media use, visit https://bg.vault.theark.cloud/url/mountainstate. Please credit BGEA.
About Will Graham: Will Graham is Vice President and Associate Evangelist of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and Executive Director of the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove in Asheville, N.C. The third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ under the banner of the BGEA, Will has shared the Gospel with more than one million people across six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.
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