More than 950 people attended Faith Encounter 2015 at the Gloria Theatre in Urbana Sunday through Wednesday. Bert Jones, senior pastor of Woodburn Missionary Church, Woodburn, Indiana, and past president and CEO of GO InterNational, delivered the message each night, joined by local church pastors, individuals who shared their testimony and musicians and vocalists from a variety of churches.
More than 20 Champaign County churches coordinated Faith Encounter to provide Christians of all denominations an opportunity to gather together to renew and strengthen their faith and to invite and introduce others to Christ. Organizers plan to continue similar community worship events. Offerings taken each night were designated to support Bert Jones’ ministries and the GrandWorks Foundation, which is renovating the Gloria Theatre with a goal “to reach, restore and revive Champaign County culturally, socially, economically and spiritually.”
Submitted on behalf of event planners.