PHOTOS: Emotional Night of Worship Wraps Up Vancouver Festival

By   •   March 6, 2017

Woman in worship
The Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope with Franklin Graham drew tens of thousands of people across three days, March 3-5. Vancouver, not far from the border of Washington state, is a very culturally diverse city situated along the coast in western Canada.
Festival crowd
Huge crowds flooded into Rogers Arena each night to hear God's Word.
Group in praise
The energy during the final night of the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope remained throughout the evening into the concert after Franklin Graham's Gospel message.
Ellie Holcomb
Throughout her set, Ellie Holcomb shared Scripture to assure the audience of God's love for them. "The Lord God will fight for you!" she said.
Girl listening
Even the little ones stayed attentive.
Franklin Graham on stage
Franklin Graham preached from Luke 19 on the story of Zacchaeus.
Woman signing
Sign language interpreters are on site at every Franklin Graham event to ensure the Gospel message is understood by all.
Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith extends his arms in worship.
Each night, the floor of the Rogers Arena grew so full that counseling took place in the stands.
Young lady in worship
Nearly half of those who responded to Franklin Graham's invitation at the Vancouver Festival were under the age of 18.
The Vancouver Oratoria Society performed shortly before Franklin Graham took the stage, then later sang behind Michael W. Smith's "Agnus Dei."
Leland Klassen
Comedian Leland Klassen loosened up the crowd each night with a few laughs.
Girl smiling
Many came with groups of friends, laughing and singing as praises went out.
Michael W. Smith
As Michael W. Smith sang, many in the crowd joined him in unison, often singing at the top of their lungs.
Connecting on matters of the heart in Vancouver.
Tommy Coomes Band
"My hope is in the Lord, from this time on and evermore," the Tommy Coomes Band prepared the crowd for the Good News.
Men talking
A counselor chats with a young man who walked forward during the invitation. Volunteers take time to answer questions about starting a relationship with Christ and then pray with them.
Group praying
Taking time to seal a special moment. Thank you for praying for the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope.