Sunday Gallery: Three Rivers Festival of Hope

By   •   August 17, 2014

Charlie Daniels on guitar
Thousands who came to the Festival of Hope in Pittsburgh Sunday couldn't wait to see the Charlie Daniels Band. Charlie Daniels, sporting a belt buckle that said "Jesus is Lord," talked about the country's need for Jesus Christ and sang popular songs like "I'll Fly Away."
Sunday night was full of praise and worship in Pittsburgh. More than 1,500 people committed their lives to Christ over the weekend, and tens of thousands more watched the Festival through the live web stream.
Franklin Graham
Franklin Graham talked about the seriousness of sin and the only One who can forgive us of those sins.
More than 10,000 filled the CONSOL Energy Center Sunday for the final day of the Three Rivers Festival of Hope. Many people attended all three days, for a total attendance of over 25,000.
Joy Ike
Joy Ike helped get the Festival started.
Dennis Agajanian
The crowd loved Dennis Agajanian on guitar.
Aaron Shust
Aaron Shust from Pittsburgh led the audience in some popular Christian worship songs.
Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith closed the Festival with songs that fans have loved for decades, as well as some new songs.
woman worshiping
Hundreds left their seats in the arena to worship in front of the stage.
Dennis Agajanian and Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels and Dennis Agajanian played together onstage to the crowd's delight.
Charlie Daniels
Charlie Daniels wasn't going to play possibly his most famous song, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," but said at multiple requests, he obliged. The audience was ecstatic, some of them dancing near the stage.
Lacey Sturm
Pittsburgh local Lacey Sturm sang "Mercy Tree," featured on last year's My Hope America with Billy Graham film called "The Cross."
woman in front of stage
A woman found a spot up front to get a good view of the stage.
Franklin Graham onstage
Franklin Graham talked about current events and related it to our need for Christ.
Tommy Coomes band
The Tommy Coomes band had the audience on their feet, singing along.
Man praying
One man who came forward at Franklin Graham's invitation prayed with hundreds of others who committed their lives to Christ.
Woman and girl
A counselor hugs a woman and little girl who came forward at Franklin Graham's invitation.
Man holding daughter
A dad and his daughter sang along to several of Michael W. Smith's songs.
Boy praying
A boy praying after Franklin Graham spoke about the need for Jesus Christ.
Counselor praying with woman
A counselor prays with a woman who was emotional after Franklin Graham's message.
Girl on shoulders
A girl recording Michael W. Smith and singing along
Michael W. Smith
Michael W. Smith blessed the audience before his last song to close the three-day Festival.
woman crying
A woman taking a moment as Michael W. Smith sang "Healing Rain."

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  1. Evangelina Ayala Rodríguez says:

    Estoy viendo las fotos del evento en Pittsburg, que bendición elñ ver esto, no puedo imaginar el vento en vivo, solo puedo asegurar que la Gloria de Dios estuvo de manifiesto y su Bendita Presencia tomando a cada hijo suyo, gloria A Dios, también he visto información de los eventos programados en The Cove en Asheville, North Carolina, dan ganas de estar allá y participar de lo que Dios tiene para nosotros sus hijos, me motiva a tramitar documentación para un día en el Nombre de Jesús asistir mis hijos y yo, primero Dios. Mil gracias por sus correos, me bendice grandemente el gran trabajo que el Siervo de Dios realiza en favor del pueblo de Dios; Billy Graham, gracias por sus atenciones Dios les Bendiga. Gracias.

  2. Margaret Batchelor says:

    It was so refreshing and exciting to see and read about theses people featured , I’m praying for them. God bless you Franklin, it is so encouraging to know that you continue to raise the banner for Christ as your dear father still does. God bless you and your family. Please come to Uk and wake us up, there is such a need here, yes everywhere, please come.

  3. Cora Melvin says:

    I thank God each day that Billy Graham were on radio or TV because he new that he was a great preacher throughout his life, and spoke the real truth.

  4. Tripp says:

    Thank you

  5. SUSAN mUELLER says:


  6. Jay Beachler says:

    The Holy Spirit moved all weekend long my prayer is that Jesus has changed lives and churches in Pittsburgh forever Praise God For what was done in his name this weekend.

  7. Joyce Paul says:

    WORSHIP, PRAISE and ADORATION, ALL are due to JESUS’ Name. Freely give our heart’s devotion, Constantly HIS Love proclaim!!! God Bless Franklin Graham richly!!! amen.

  8. Kim says:

    GOD was surely present at the Three Rivers Festival of Hope … GOD is good … All the time!

  9. Nancy says:

    Loved the 3rivershope

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