Friday Gallery: Three Rivers Festival of Hope

By   •   August 16, 2014

Tenth Ave North stage
Tenth Ave North closed the Festival with an energy-filled performance.
Young man crying
One young man was emotional after going forward at the invitation.
Man counseling
Many of Friday night's counselors were young, but all received training beforehand and were excited to share their faith with someone.
Counseling
Those who came forward were young and old. Franklin Graham said it isn't too late to start a life with Christ.
Man counseling young man
Counselors were excited to meet new believers they could follow up with and encourage in their faith.
Franklin with Bible
Franklin Graham congratulated everyone who came forward to accept Christ and encouraged them to read God's Word, the Bible.
Mike Donehey
Tenth Ave North had the crowd jumping, clapping and waving their arms in the air. Lead singer Mike Donehey also talked to the crowd about loving others the way Christ loves them.
Praying
A blond girl in front of the stage repeated a prayer to accept Christ. She said it loud and proud, her voice heard above all others.
crowd up front
Franklin Graham gave an invitation to receive Christ, and hundreds came forward.
Franklin Graham preaching
Franklin Graham told the audience that there's hope for the hopeless, and it's a hope they could have that night.
Girl by stage
Young people wasted no time securing a good view of the stage.
Dennis Agajanian
Dennis Agajanian's fast guitar picking was a crowd pleaser.
Kneeling
Caught in the moment, a girl knelt on the floor during one musical performance.
Kari Jobe
Kari Jobe led the crowd in worshiping God.
Amena Brown
Amena Brown was Friday's emcee and later took the stage for a spoken word performance.
City Harmonic
The City Harmonic, a Canadian group, kicked off the Festival.
Elias Dummer
Elias Dummer of The City Harmonic helped set the tone Friday as he brought energy and passion to the stage.
Franklin Graham preaching
Franklin Graham said everyone is a sinner, but Jesus Christ paid the price to set us free from those sins.
Jasmine Tate
Jasmine Tate took the stage first, garnering some new fans with her soulful voice.
full arena
More than 7,400 people packed into the CONSOL Energy Center Friday for the first night of the Festival of Hope in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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8 Comments

  1. Justin scates says:

    One of the if not the most amazing weekend of my life!!

  2. Joyce Paul says:

    God’s Grace is Greater than we could ever Imagine. God works in us to grow us into what HE wants us to be! GOD BLESS FRANKLIN GRAHAM ABUNDANTLY!!! AMEN.

  3. Greta Price says:

    It was so great to attend Friday’s festival with my husband and witness so many people respond to the invitation to receive Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. I tried to get my unsaved brother to attend. I am still praying he attends Sunday’s event. I am praying for the success of these festivals to call our world to Christ and also for a national revival! Praise be to You, Lord Jesus!!

  4. Maureen Peterson says:

    What a great night music and preaching were the best. I will be praying for the Sat. and Sunday .

  5. Lucy Argentis says:

    Praise Jesus he came to save the lost and to destroy the works of the devil. Hallelujiah Praise Father Son and Holy Spirit. JESUS IS OUR HOPE.

  6. Robby McClendon says:

    So wonderful to here so many came to receive Christ. Praying for many more.

  7. Deborah Gilbreath says:

    Tears came to my eyes as I viewed this wonderful demonstration of the power of the blood of Jesus Christ to redeem and save people and change them and give them a new life. It is such a joy to see Franklin carrying the torch in such a capable way in his father’s footsteps. I was proud of him.

  8. Nevil Sirkett says:

    Great to see the name of Billy Graham . You have given me faith in the LORD JESUS .
    Would love to see you in the UK . Also do you have books and Bibles in any book shop in the UK . May the Holy Sprit be with you . Nevil