Approximately 3,000 people attended the opening night of the Western Piedmont Go Tell Crusade featuring evangelist Rick Gage at the Lincolnton High School stadium Sunday, according to Clyde Smith, chairman for the event.
â€œWe had a good crowd with about 40 first time decisions and 34 renewals,â€ he said.
Tonight the Reggie Saddler Family will be among special guests for the Crusade, which will continue through Wednesday.
Among other guests scheduled to attend the crusade are Rick Stanley, stepbrother of Elvis Presley; recording artist Meka King and Pilgrimâ€™s Pride Chicken Chairman Bo Pilgrim. The national recording group 7-Miles will be performing during the Youth Night Wednesday at 7 p.m. A Pizza Blast is scheduled for youth at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the stadium.
The Western Piedmont Go Tell Crusade is a grassroots event to bring revival and Christian unity to the Lincoln County and surrounding area, according to Smith.
â€œWe have a vision of people of all races and backgrounds joining together to bring the message of Jesus Christ to those who do not attend church regularly,â€ he said.
The local crusade committee selected Rick Gage as speaker for the event. Gage is the founder of Rick Gage Go Tell Ministries in Atlanta.
For further information about the crusade, call Smith at (704) 735-0112.by Staff Reports