Tent revival coming here in September

Published 2:51 am Saturday, August 27, 2016

The mission is simple, but the results would have unending benefits.

A group of local Christian leaders have teamed up with inspirational speaker Bo Shedd and guest musician Chris McDaniel to bring Mission: Revive America, a tent revival to Covington County.

“Our goal is to revive the hearts of people,” said Mark Perry, pastor of Red Oak Baptist Church. “We hope that people will come to know the Lord through the event.”

The event is set for Sept. 11-14.

“It is centered around Sept. 11,” he said. “We know the significance of that date. We also know that our country is in need of revival. We need to call the hearts of people back to Jesus Christ.”

Perry said it’s not only for the lost, but for those who have lost focus on what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Shedd has an incredible story to share with the masses.

He was a football star at an Alabama High School, when he was almost killed in an automobile accident.

In the accident, he lost his leg, but through the accident he saw the light.

Since then, he has spent years spreading that light to anyone who will listen to him.

His “America’s Too Young to Die” program – covering alcohol and drug issues, teen suicide, school violence, and the need to make positive choices – has been presented in school assemblies everywhere.

McDaniel was a member of the award-winning, multi-platinum-selling country group, Confederate Railroad.

In 2000, McDaniel found himself in the middle of a $70,000 a year cocaine addiction. He went to rehab, where he admitted he had a problem and was in need of a higher power.

He shares his testimony and conducts school assemblies on “The Five Rs.”

The event will be held at the Corner of Hwys. 29 and 55 just south of Andalusia Elementary School, nightly at 6:30 p.m.

Perry said that school administrators who are interested in bringing Shedd and McDaniel to their schools should contact him at 488-1129.

Additionally, they need volunteers to help put up the tent, help with parking, ushers and donations.

“It costs about $10,000 to put on,” he said.