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.