The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) completed a three-day evangelism event at Falkirk Stadium, in partnership with over 200 churches across Central Scotland.
According to a statement from the association, more than 1,000 people indicated a decision for Christ, with hundreds doing so during the event itself and hundreds more online and through discipleship courses.
The Central Scotland Celebration of Hope saw churches invite Will Graham, grandson of the late Rev. Billy Graham, to come to Scotland and preach the gospel. The event also featured American Christian musician Aaron Shust, along with groups The Afters and Newsboys, as well as a ‘Kidzfest’ with Duggie Dug-Dug.
Franklin Graham, president of the BGEA and son of the late Billy Graham, will be preaching for the Lancashire Festival of Hope, at Blackpool Winter Gardens, on 21-23 September 2018.
Lee Searle, director of ministry for the BGEA in the UK, said, ‘People are at a loss as to where to turn in life. We use these events to tell them there is a real hope and his name is Jesus. But we are also doing these events with urgency.
‘As Will Graham reminded us when he preached, people are going to hell and we want to point them to Jesus, with urgency. None of us know how much time we have’.
Evangelicals in Britain have been reminded by the recent death of Dr Billy Graham of what God did here, in sovereign grace, through his preaching during the 1950s and afterwards. However, many who love God’s Word and work will also view the accompanying emphasis on entertainment evangelism and decisionism with heavy hearts.