Free family-friendly event will feature live music, inspirational messages from grandson of Billy Graham
DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 26, 2021 – Despite a heavy snow storm that impacted travel around the Des Moines metro area, dozens of Christian leaders gathered this morning at Hoyt Sherman Place to participate in the official announcement of the upcoming Iowa Celebration with Will Graham. The multi-day evangelistic outreach, which will be held Oct. 1-3 at Wells Fargo Arena, will be free of charge and will feature music from award-winning Christian artists and encouraging messages from Will Graham.
“We have been through—and, in many ways, are continuing to go through—a very difficult time in this country,” said Graham. “With so many people now searching for peace, hope, purpose and comfort, I believe God has something big in store for Des Moines and the state of Iowa—something beyond what we could ask or imagine.”
Mike Schreurs, who is helping to guide the months-long Celebration planning process, said, “While we are anticipating an end to the pandemic and the profound impact it has had upon us, we are also anticipating a revival in our state and nation. For decades, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has represented the highest standards of Christian integrity and influence across the globe. Welcoming Will Graham, grandson of Billy Graham, to Des Moines will be an opportunity for Christians, churches, ministries and individuals to come together for unity and spiritual revival. We invite all to be a part of this opportunity.”
Nicholas Venditti of Daily Treasures Ministries, who is serving as a key team leader for the Iowa Celebration, added, “This is an answer to the prayers of many in this first-ever partnership in Iowa. The unity among churches and leaders is a sign of God’s approval and blessing.”
A nearly continuous stream of activities and planning will take place across the region between now and the Celebration in October, including prayer rallies, workshops and community gatherings. Visit www.IowaCelebration.com for details and information.
- Photos from today’s announcement event are available for download and use at https://bg.vault.theark.cloud/url/iowacelebrationwg.
- A livestream video of the event is available for viewing at https://iowa.billygraham.org/launch-event-livestream. Media are invited to use video clips or quotes from the stream in their coverage. This link will be active for approximately seven days.
About Will Graham: Will is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. Will has spoken to more than one million people on six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006. Follow Will Graham on social media at Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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