Lauderdale County Churches Hosting Religious Crusade

Lauderdale County churches are planning to host a county-wide crusade later this month, the first in 20 years.

Organizers say it's an opportunity to show Jesus to the community through a variety of events over a four night period. They include national recording artist Larnelle Harris, Christian radio host Rick Burgess, as well as award winning humorist and juggler Dana Tinson. Crusade officials say they have set a goal of 1,000 new believers for the event.

"The power of the gospel, changing people's lives one person at a time," Northcrest Baptist Church Pastor Dan Lanier says. "And it changes families. Lives are changed, homes are changed. And that's what it's all about. God is going to use this to meet the needs of multitudes of people."

The crusade kicks off April 15th at the Lauderdale County Agri-Center and runs through April 18th and will feature evening events beginning at 7:00 each night..


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  • by Unworthy Location: Meridian on Apr 17, 2012 at 08:14 AM
    It's a shame the News Media will cover almost every other event in the area but not this one. I have not seen a single clip on WTOK covering this event which began on Sunday night. I have attended both nights and have really enjoyed the speakers. It has helped me to do some personal soul searching. I pray others will join us the remaining 2 nights of the event.
  • by Forgiven Location: Collinsville on Apr 4, 2012 at 10:51 AM
    To Gregory, No Jesus is not lost but I can see that you must be. You have to seek him with your heart not your eyes.
  • by Danny Davis on Apr 4, 2012 at 08:08 AM
    It's in the Ag Center because Ray Stadium does not have a covering in the case that it could rain. Lauderdale County doesn't really have a good venue for a gathering for more than 3,000 people. The Ag Center is the only option.
  • by Gregory Location: Collinsville on Apr 3, 2012 at 04:32 PM
    "Organizers say it's an opportunity to show Jesus to the community." Oh, so they managed to locate him? Good. You know, I -was- getting a bit worried about him -- what with people asking me if I'd found him and all, I thought maybe he'd wandered off by himself and gotten lost!
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      by Anonymous on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:25 AM in reply to Gregory
      That is just ugly. And I'm not even a Christian. Have some class, man.
  • by Believer Location: Meridian on Apr 3, 2012 at 02:41 PM
    Why the Ag Center and not Ray Stadium?
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      by Anonymous on Apr 3, 2012 at 03:04 PM in reply to Believer
      I would assume because the Ag Center is covered so you don't have to worry about weather being a factor
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