Will Graham to Host Two Celebrations in the Dallas Area

By   •   October 21, 2011

The Red River Will Graham Celebration will be held at Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Texas, on March 16-18, and the Trinity Valley Will Graham Celebration will take place the following weekend, March 23-25, in Terrell, Texas, at the Terrell ISD Performing Arts Center.

“I know that God will do amazing things across the region over the coming months as the churches partner together and collectively pray and work toward these events,” said Graham, who visited both cities earlier this week for launch events attended by pastors and church leaders.

“It will be an exciting time to bring churches and civic groups together as a unified body to bring about spiritual renewal in our community,” said Johnny Leftwich, who will serve as the chairman of the Celebration General Committee for the Red River Will Graham Celebration. “I believe you will see a unity of our churches and community from combining their efforts resulting in changed lives for the glory of the Lord.”

His enthusiasm was echoed by his counterpart in Terrell. Dena Risinger, chairwoman of the Celebration General Committee for the Trinity Valley Will Graham Celebration, said, “I can see God’s hand at work every step of the way, and I cannot wait to see what He has in store during the journey and at the destination point.”

All Celebration programs will be free and open to the public, and will feature music from top Christian artists and challenging and inspiring messages from Graham.

The Red River and Trinity Valley Will Graham Celebrations will mark a return to the Dallas area nearly four years after Graham held a multi-day outreach in Burleson, Texas, south of Fort Worth. More than 16,000 attended the Greater Johnson County Will Graham Celebration at Burleson High School in May 2008. Graham’s most recent U.S. Celebration took place in Ocean Grove, N.J. in May 2011, with 13,871 attending the three-day Jersey Shore Will Graham Celebration.

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  1. Ray says:

    The church, as a witness of God's plan for our lives, must continue to grow, and that requires the next generation of today. But too often we bow to the popular comfortable and entertaining lifestyles and standards from our unchurched world.

  2. KEN says:

    Well, I am glad to know about Will Graham and I am sure that I will be glad to find out more about him. I will be there and God will be too. God bless you. Ken

  3. God Bless You Will says:

    When I saw Gainsville, I so hoped it was Gainsville, FL. Our young people need God so much in their lives. The family seems to be lessimportant to some. Parents need to learn parenting is more important than being social. I remember when Billy Graham won thousands to Christ. I wish you much success Will and hope to see You someday working toward following his Path. God Bless-Jerrie-M FL

  4. Andrea says:

    I just read Rev. Billy Graham's “Just As I Am” and I hope this won't be an attemtp to ride on his coattails. I pray for revival in America every day but I find it hard to believe someone can fill in the shoes of a man who was absorbed by God and used so well for His purposes. Keep the message simple, uncomplicated and direct. Avoid financial boondoggles and politics. Don't be sidetracked by power. Praise God. Lift up His people to be made holy. Amen.