Tiftarea Celebration with Will Graham rescheduled for Feb. 5-7, 2021, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center
TIFTON, Ga., Oct. 12, 2020 – The Tiftarea Celebration with Will Graham has officially been rescheduled for Feb. 5-7, 2021, at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. Originally slated for March 20-23, 2020, the free, family-friendly outreach was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The decision to move forward in February was reached jointly by Celebration organizers and the venue.
“Over the past several months, as we’ve looked at postponements in Tifton and in other cities, I’ve returned many times to Proverbs 19:21: ‘Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand,’” said Graham. “God’s timing is perfect, and the coronavirus didn’t take Him by surprise. We had our own plans, but they are nothing compared to His purpose. With so many people now searching for hope, peace, and comfort, we believe God has something big in store for the Tiftarea—something beyond what we could ask or imagine.”
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent quarantine, Graham has regularly shared the Gospel message digitally through online Celebrations, including a live outreach last week. The livestreams, which have featured award-winning musical artists such as Crowder, The Afters and Aaron Shust, have been viewed more than 820,000 times in over 75 countries. More than 2,500 people have indicated making a decision for Jesus during the online messages. The Tiftarea Celebration will be Graham’s first post-coronavirus in-person evangelistic outreach.
“We are cautiously excited about the opportunity to move forward with the Tiftarea Celebration,” said Bob Hickling, who is directing the Celebration on behalf of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “Together with UGA Tifton, we have been monitoring the coronavirus situation both locally and nationally, and feel that Feb. 5-7 offers a prime opportunity to meet. In uncertain days, we need the hope of Jesus as much as ever.”
An updated list of events and musical guests for the Tiftarea Celebration with Will Graham will be posted at www.TiftareaCelebration.com. Updates can also be found at www.facebook.com/tiftareacelebration and www.instagram.com/tiftareacelebration.
About Will Graham: Will is the third generation of Grahams to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ under the banner of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA). He is the grandson of Billy Graham and the oldest son of Franklin Graham. Will has spoken to more than one million people on six continents since beginning his evangelistic ministry in 2006.