Saturday Gallery: Three Rivers Festival of Hope

By   •   August 17, 2014

Lecrae finished the Festival of Hope with his trademark Scripture-laden music.
Franklin Graham delivered a Gospel message from Mark 10.
Girl praying
Many young people came forward to make commitments to Christ.
Lecrae concert
Thousands cheered on Lecrae, whose brand of Christian rap is one that resonates with fans of all different genres.
Rocking out
Praising Jesus from the front row of the Three Rivers Festival
Counseling young man
Praying with one of the many youth who came forward Saturday night.
Filling out card
Making a decision to go deeper with Jesus.
Lacey Sturm
Lacey sang to the audience in her hometown of Pittsburgh, interspersing personal stories of her faith journey.
Lecrae, quick to give God all the honor and glory for his success, treated the crowd to many older hits and they loved it.
Franklin Graham talks to the young people about eternal life.
Holding up materials
A Three Rivers Festival of Hope volunteer helps distribute follow-up discipleship materials to the new believers.
Crowd shot
The crowd filled the floor of the CONSOL Energy Center after responding to Franklin Graham's invitation.
Franklin Graham encouraged those who made decisions to pray and receive Christ. "Beside you is your new best friend," he said.
Young man in crowd
Many fans were excited when Lecrae started playing some of his old hits.
Dennis Agajanian
Dennis Agajanian warmed up the crowd with "Ain't No Grave."
Franklin speaking
Franklin Graham talks to the online audience at the Festival of Hope. More than 10,000 viewers from over 80 countries tuned into the live webcast.
Justin Cordle and Lacey Sturm
We As Human's Justin Cordle and Lacey Sturm finished up a spirited set to open the Festival of Hope.
Lacey sharing testimony
Pittsburgh's Lacey Sturm talks about how she became an atheist as a young girl when she heard her 3-year-old nephew was beaten to death.
Captivated on every word during Lacey Sturm's testimony.
Tedashii brought his biblically-based rap and talked about losing a 1-year-old son and how it increased his faith.
Tedashii onstage
Tedashii's unique brand of music and spoken word is like having a musical emcee who always keeps the show moving.
Sign language
Trying to keep up sign language during Tedashii's concert was no small feat.
We as Human
We As Human began the Festival on a high-energy note.
The floor at CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh was completely packed with people coming forward after Franklin Graham's invitation to receive Christ.

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  1. Grateful Tonieh says:

    My Soul Is Determined to Serve Almighty GOD!!!

  2. Donnie Jackson says:

    The Festival was so wonderful! We had so much fun worshiping Jesus and seeing so many accept Him as their Savior! Thank you so much for having it and for bringing some HOPE to Pittsburgh! God bless you all and continue to provide for you as you minister the Gospel throughout the earth!

  3. Barbara says:

    God is so good! Thank God for using you to reach so many!

  4. Joyce Paul says:


  5. mary kilcrease says:

    The Festival of Hope was the most exciting and much needed in the city of Pittsburgh. Homicides are up and there seems to be so much anger with the youth as well as adults. It was a great pleasure to serve as a counselor and to talk to other s about salvation, hope & peace. I praise God for such a time as this!!!

  6. Linda Lanier says:


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