Will Graham Celebration Kicks Off with Transformational Night

By   •   November 7, 2015

Will Graham
Will Graham preached a message of hope, urging those in attendance to give their burdens to God.
Group singing
Though it was dreary outside, vibrant praise set a wonderful atmosphere inside the arena.
The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic has performed at several Billy Graham Evangelistic Association events and always puts on a good show.
Mayor Steve Williams
Huntington Mayor Steve Williams greeted attendees with a big smile. Expressing his own faith in Christ, he assured those listening, "We will conquer the problem of addiction" and other battles with God's help.
Man with arms outstretched
Many gave it all to God in their worship.
Woman gazing
This woman listened intently as Will Graham spoke.
woman kneeling
Will Graham's message hit home for many people Friday night in Huntington, West Virginia. "God doesn't want you to be hopeless. He wants to give you hope," Will said.
Aaron Shust
Aaron Shust led the crowd in worship. Speaking of Will Graham, he said, "My favorite thing about Will is that he emulates Christ and serves others.”
man praising
Big worship filled the Big Sandy Superstore Arena on Friday night.
Will Graham
After praying with those who decided to walk forward, Will Graham challenged them to read the Bible and attend church on Sunday.
young people kneeling
Crying out to God.
Girls in group
Though student night isn't until Saturday, many young people attended the first night of the Tri-State Celebration.
Man praying
Taking a moment with God.
An usher led this couple to the front during the invitation to accept Christ. It was an emotional moment.
young man with counselor
Walking through a simple explanation of the Gospel.
men praying
Next, churches will follow up with each person who accepted Christ for the first time or rededicated their lives to Him.
Man listening
Each person who walks forward during the invitation is met by a counselor who will explain the Gospel more and pray with them.