Franklin Graham Festivals in North America Draw More than 65,000

BGEA in Greater TorontoThe Franklin Graham Festival of Hope in Toronto, Canada, drew a highly diverse crowd last week, and counselors ministered to inquirers in six various languages.

Nearly 40,000 people swarmed the Air Canada Centre September 12-14, with more than 1,700 responding to the Good News, making a decision to follow Christ. In addition, a worldwide audience of 64,000-plus watched online in more than 110 countries.

“To see people streaming down the aisles,” said Jamie Stewart, Festival of Hope Advisory Committee Chair, “every minute of planning has been worth it.”

Several weeks earlier, August 15-17, more than 25,000 experienced the Festival of Hope in Pittsburgh, PA, and an additional audience of more than 29,000 watched live online at

On the last day alone, more than 90 countries tuned in, including Kuwait, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Iceland, Slovakia, and Papua New Guinea. Those watching on their computers and mobile devices heard the same timeless Gospel message from Franklin Graham that resonated in the CONSOL Energy Center, and hundreds indicated making online decisions for Christ.

Franklin Graham will hold events in the U.S. and Japan later this year.

Dates and information are available at

By NRB Staff

Published: September 18, 2014


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