Lowcountry Franklin Graham Festival Coverage

By   •   September 22, 2008

Audiences totaling 34,197 gathered at the North Charleston Coliseum for the three-day event, marking the first time either Franklin Graham or his father have held an evangelistic event in the city through the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

Each evening, Graham presented the relevant Gospel message and challenged audiences to accept God’s unconditional love, grace and forgiveness. Close to 1,300 people responded to Graham’s invitation to commit their lives to Jesus Christ.

Prayer for the Holy City
More than a year of prayer and preparation preceded the Lowcountry Franklin Graham Festival in Charleston, S.C.
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Proclaiming Freedom in Christ
Its skyline may be dotted with steeples, but this Holy City has an underbelly some would call sordid. Slaves, prostitutes and pirates once roamed the alleys of Charleston, S.C., while ghost tours continue to attract thousands of curious visitors. The need for Christ is great, so Franklin Graham will bring a message of liberty to Charleston this weekend.
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It’s All About the Gospel
Before the Lowcountry Festival began, Franklin Graham took some time to share his thoughts on fear, freedom, and the importance of evangelism.
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Prayer Warriors Claim Charleston for Christ
When Patricia Crawford visited the Billy Graham Training Center at The Cove, she felt a connection that made the Lowcountry Festival especially significant.
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Taking it to the Streets
Each Franklin Graham Festival is supported by the hard work of volunteers. Some come from the host city and some travel across state lines to lend a hand.
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Festival Kicks off in the Lowcountry
Friday night’s Festival blog brought live coverage in words, photos and video!
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Out of the Pigpen, Into the Meadow
KidzFest teaches children about God’s love
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God Reigns in Charleston!
On Saturday night of the Festival, God used The Newsboys, Group 1 Crew, and Franklin Graham to bring hundreds in Charleston to a saving relationship with Jesus. All 6,400 people present seemed to think the night was amazing!
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Backstage with Peter Furler of the Newsboys
On Saturday, we bumped into Peter Furler, lead singer for the Newsboys, right before the band went onstage at the Franklin Graham Lowcountry Festival. Want to know who his heroes are?
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Cliff Barrows & George Beverly Shea: How sweet the sound
How many people do you know who have worked together – and still remain friends – after 62 years? Long-time pals Cliff Barrows and George Beverly Shea fit the bill. On Sept. 21, the legendary duo graced the stage at the Lowcountry Franklin Graham Festival.
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The Voice of Truth Fills the Lowcountry
It was an overflow crowd on the final night in the Lowcountry. Close to 14,000 people packed the North Charleston Coliseum!
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