Decision Texas Photos: Longview

By Ron Nickel and Earl Davidson   •   October 20, 2017

Franklin Graham finished up the seven-city Decision Texas Lone Star Tour in Longview Thursday night. An estimated 9,300 people packed the field at the Maude Cobb Convention Center. More than 500 people made decisions for Christ in response to the Gospel message, including people in 61 countries watching via live stream.
Man worshipping with arms extended
The tour consisted of one-day evangelistic events across Texas, with stops in Lubbock, Midland, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Round Rock and Waco before Longview.
Franklin Graham
“We need truth in this world in which we live,” said Franklin Graham. “Jesus is the truth.”
Woman praising God
"Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good." Psalm 100:4-5, ESV
Texas native and Grammy-nominated artist David Crowder (far right) and his band led high-energy and soulful worship at every stop.
Family praying
Watching her daddy bow his head in prayer.
Dennis Agajanian playing
Dennis Agajanian has been a friend of the Graham family and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association ministry for many years.
Women holding hands and praying
Praying for America and its leaders.
About 80,000 people live in Longview. Where is this eastern Texas city? It’s 120 miles east of Dallas, due west of Shreveport, Louisiana, and not too far from Texarkana, Texas.
Woman listening with hands clasped
Listening attentively.
Crowder playing piano
Crowder played while people prayed to turn their lives over to Christ. "All my hope is in Jesus, thank God that yesterday's gone. All my sins are forgiven, I've been washed by the blood."
Two women clapping and singing
When you have Christ in your heart, there's joy in worship.
Fireworks over Decision Texas stage
Regarding salvation, Franklin Graham told Texans: “God gave His Son and it’s by grace and it’s through faith in Him. You don’t work for it. It’s simply [Jesus’] work that saves us. The work of the cross is what saves us. And all we have to do is be willing to accept it by faith.” Pray to receive Christ today.

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  1. Dale Jones says:

    I received invitation to attend the reception and really enjoyed it. God is using you and your family in a great way for His kingdom. May God richly bless you as he has your dad.

  2. Ted and Sandy Bartley says:

    Thank you for bringing this wonderful event to East Texas. It was such a blessing to see so many people come together to worship and praise our Lord! And so moving to witness so many people come to Christ.

  3. Karen Klepper Smith says:

    Praise the Lord! Thank you for coming to Texas and leading thousands to Jesus. My prayers for our country continue as we fight the good fight of faith to save this nation. The battle is a spiritual battle so all believers need to put on the full armor of God and defeat the lies of Satan with the Sword of Truth, God’s Word! Thank you for your leadership in the battle and may the Lord continue to bless this ministry. Lord, please provide discipleship for each new believer.

  4. Gloria Cuellar says:

    Amazing grace. Thank You, Lord Jesus for the divine appointments. We love you so much, just you.

  5. Lynn Douglas&CeciliaG.Trimble says:

    It’s amazing. 💜💙💜💙💙💙

  6. Elsie Slade says:

    “His mercy endureth forever.” How this is evident at the Texas Decision Tour. Franklin Graham heeded and was obedient to where he felt God was leading him to go—Texas. We must continuously keep Franklin Graham in our prayers.

  7. Christine says:

    So happy to see 700 souls enter into salvation. My husband and I were praying for Franklin for Oct Texas tour. Where to now so we can pray? Blessings to you.

  8. Stephanie Gordon says:

    I was in Longview and worked to get members and the community out. I was so excited that he came. We traveled to Austin the year before.

  9. Anton Andersen says:

    God loves people and thank God for Franklin and his love for Jesus and people.

  10. gerald clark says:

    Thank you for coming to Clarksville, TN. I was very moved by your words and the music that was played there. I do believe that the work you are doing is saving people. God bless you and thank you for all you do. I hope to see you again in the near future. There is peace in my heart knowing there are people like you in this world doing God’s work. Thank you again.

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