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Evangelist Andrew Palau and Local Pastors Launch CityFest East Texas with Shared Vision to Serve City and Proclaim Message of Hope
Contact: Jay Fordice, Luis Palau Association, 503-614-1500
TYLER, Texas, Oct. 1, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ -- Hundreds of church and nonprofit leaders are collaborating in an historic effort to love and serve Tyler, Texas and the surrounding region in the name of Jesus as part of CityFest East Texas. This initiative, organized by dozens of local churches and supported by the Luis Palau Association, will work to unify hundreds of pastors and ministry leaders, along with leaders from the civic, marketplace, and education sectors.

Join with special guest global evangelist Andrew Palau and leaders all over East Texas on October 11 to hear about the vision of this campaign and learn how you can play a role in this effort to impact the lives of thousands of individuals in East Texas and beyond. The launch event will be at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 West Front Street at 8 a.m. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to www.palaufestivals.org/easttexas.

Interest and momentum continues to grow among 100+ churches and marketplace leaders. The vision of CityFest East Texas is to encourage greater collaboration among civic, corporate, and church leaders, setting aside differences to better serve the city in a number of focus areas – such as homelessness, education, and foster care – and proclaim the Gospel on a grand scale.

CityFest will also include a months-long, region-wide effort to help churches saturate their neighborhoods with the Good News of Jesus Christ through regional outreaches and evangelistic gatherings. It will culminate in one large, multicultural festival on October 5-6, 2019 featuring top recording artists, world-class action sports demonstrations, activities for people of all ages, and a message of hope from Andrew Palau.

More information about CityFest East Texas can be found at www.palaufestivals.org/easttexas.

About the Luis Palau Association: CityFest is being produced by the Oregon-based Luis Palau Association with the support of area churches and the contributions of local businesses, foundations and individuals. First conceived and produced in Portland, Oregon, in 1999, Palau festival events have since changed the face of contemporary faith celebrations around the world (www.palau.org). Since 1999, more than 8 million people have attended Palau festivals on five continents. Recent festivals have attracted massive crowds, including hundreds of thousands of people in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Madrid, Spain; Houston; and Fort Lauderdale. One of their most recent festivals in New York City brought together 1,700 churches, and reached 180,000 people through events in Central Park, Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, and beyond.