MEDIA ALERT—THIS THURSDAY: Franklin Graham launches Route 66 God Loves You Tour in Springfield

WHO:
Evangelist Franklin Graham is bringing a message of hope to Springfield during the Route 66 God Loves You Tour. The program will include live performances by Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Newsboys, five-time Latin Grammy-winner Marcos Witt, and award-winning guitarist Dennis Agajanian. The event is free, family-friendly, and all are welcome.

WHAT:
The 2,000-mile Route 66 God Loves You Tour is an outreach of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, and it is visiting eight cities along the historic highway at a time when many people are gripped by fear and uncertainty. During each event, Franklin Graham will remind people there is hope and God hasn’t forgotten them. A network of churches and pastors in Springfield are working with Graham because they say the life-changing message of the Bible needs to be shared in their community. Over the past six years, more than half a million people have attended Graham’s tours across all 50 states.

WHEN:
Thursday, Sept. 23
Franklin Graham’s media availability is at 6:15 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE:
Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Event Center
3001 N. Grant Ave.
Springfield, MO 65803

WHY:
“Springfield is a city filled with broken hearts, homes, and hopes,” said Eddie Bumpers, senior pastor of Crossway Baptist Church. “Only Jesus Christ’s love and redemption is the answer to the brokenness and emptiness in people’s lives.”

MEDIA:
Media are invited to cover the Route 66 God Loves You Tour. The media availability with Franklin Graham will be socially distanced. A microphone stand will be set up 8 feet away—wireless stick mics and boom mics are preferred. Please contact Mark Barber at (828) 386-5803 or mebarber@bgea.org with any questions. To interview Newsboys, contact Jules Wortman at jwortman@wortmanworks.com.

MORE INFO:
GodLovesYouTour.com

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