Graham Brings Decision America Tar Heel State Tour to Hickory on October 10

Eight-city tour will bring prayer, live music and life-changing message of hope to Hickory, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 11, 2019 — Franklin Graham has preached in all 50 states over the past three years as part of his Decision America Tour. The next stops will be especially meaningful to him as he goes to eight cities in his home state of North Carolina.

Graham will be sharing a powerful message of hope with people in the Tar Heel state. He will also invite them to join him in praying for their communities and local, state, and national leaders.

“Our community in Hickory needs a spiritual awakening because many of us have chosen to worship things like politics and materialism. We trust them to provide security, fulfillment and guidance but they only lead to emptiness,” said Smith Sharpe, pastor of Discovery Church in Hickory. “It’s time to put away our idols of success and happiness and return to God.”

On Oct. 10, Graham will bring the Decision America Tar Heel State Tour to Hickory. The festive, family-friendly event begins at 7 p.m. at L.P. Frans Stadium.

In addition to the stop in Hickory, the tour is also visiting Fayetteville, Greenville, Wilmington, Raleigh, Greensboro, Charlotte and Asheville.  

“We need an awakening in North Carolina—a spiritual revival,” said Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “People across this state and the nation are searching. It is my prayer that during the Tar Heel State Tour thousands of North Carolinians will find the peace and security that comes through faith in Jesus Christ.”

Graham will bring a message from the Bible at each stop on the Tar Heel State Tour.

“We all face moments when we come to a crossroads in our lives and we need to make important decisions,” said Graham. “Through this event, people will have the opportunity to make a decision that can impact their lives for eternity.”

Popular Grammy-nominated music artist Jeremy Camp and award-winning guitarist Dennis Agajanian are also traveling with Graham on the Tar Heel State Tour. They will be performing live at each event. Camp joined Graham for the Decision America Tour in 2018 when an estimated 120,000 people attended events in California, Oregon and Washington. Agajanian started traveling the world with Billy Graham more than 40 years ago and he has participated in more than 200 events with Franklin Graham.   

The Decision America Tar Heel State Tour is free and everyone is invited to attend.

Graham started Decision America in 2016 when he held events in all 50 state capitals. He continued to tour in 2017 by traveling to 11 cities across Tennessee and Texas. Then in 2018, he toured the West Coast, visiting 17 cities in California, Oregon and Washington. In May of this year, he visited eight cities in the Northeast.

To learn more about the Decision America Tar Heel State Tour, visit DecisionAmerica.com.

DATES AND LOCATIONS FOR DECISION AMERICA TAR HEEL STATE TOUR

  • Fayetteville (Oct. 1)
  • Greenville (Oct. 2)
  • Wilmington (Oct. 5)
  • Raleigh (Oct. 6)
  • Greensboro (Oct. 9)
  • Hickory (Oct. 10)
  • Charlotte (Oct. 12)
  • Asheville (Oct. 13)

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

  • Interviews with Franklin Graham
  • Interviews with people attending events
  • Video of event (audio connections available)

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