Rock the Lakes Erie Kickoff

By   •   January 21, 2014

Will Graham speaking
Will Graham, vice president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and grandson of Billy Graham, spoke at the Rock the Lakes Erie kickoff on Jan. 21.
Will Graham
Will Graham encouraged the church and community leaders who gathered together Tuesday for the Rock the Lakes Erie kickoff.
Local worship leaders led the crowd in a passionate and energetic worship set.
Singing praises to Jesus at the Rock the Lakes Erie kickoff
People from various denominational backgrounds joined together to worship Jesus.
Church and community leaders poured their hearts into worship. They're praying for God to move mightily in their city.
Local worship leaders engaged the crowd during an upbeat time of music and praise.
Leading worship at the Jan. 21 kickoff event
Will meet and greet
Will Graham met with Erie, Pa. residents and media before the event.
people in the crowd
Turnout was better than expected, as many churches from a wide range of Christian denominations came together.
Will Graham
"We're going to see lives changed because God's Word does not come back empty." -Will Graham
Erie Young Adults
The nondenominational Christian group Erie Young Adults was well represented at the kickoff. Several young adults signed up to get more involved with September's Rock the Lakes Erie.
Amy Groh
25-year-old Amy Groh attended the kickoff with Erie Young Adults. She's excited to invite friends who aren't walking with God to September's Rock the Lakes event.
Robert Tatum
BGEA Festival Director Robert Tatum talked with church and community leaders about how to get involved in Rock the Lakes.
More than 400 people from the Erie region attended the Rock the Lakes kickoff event.
Lacey Sturm and Josh Sturm
Lacey and Josh Sturm led an acoustic worship set. Lacey sang "Mercy Tree," from the My Hope video, "The Cross."
Rock the Lakes Erie kickoff
Rock the Lakes Erie with Franklin Graham is scheduled to take place Sept. 27-28, 2014.
Scott from Erie
Scott Bonnell, a local businessman and Rock the Lakes Erie Executive Team Leader, spoke to the diverse group of believers that will make September's event possible.
crowd in Erie
Tuesday's turnout was better than expected. Extra tables had to be added at the last minute to accommodate the crowd, which came out despite temperatures in the single digits.

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  1. Mirta O. Regalado says:

    What a wonderful work you are doing!, thank you for all your work!!

  2. carol best says:

    So excited for Erie Rock the Lakes.. Thank You for all the hard work to bring this to Erie for all of us to benefit..

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