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68th Simultaneous Revival in OKC

Author: M. Patterson


The  Baptist Ministers Association, led by Fairview’s Pastor J. A. Reed, Jr., is bringing  preachers from across the United States to Oklahoma City, the week of April 9—15, for the 68th Annual Simultaneous Revival.  Churches from throughout the Greater Oklahoma City area will be participating in this massive, city-wide evangelistic effort.
 
Fairview’s revival will be Wednesday through Friday nights, April 11—13, and will close on Sunday morning, April 15.  Nightly service will begin at 7:00 p.m. nightly.  This year’s evangelist is Rev. Dr. Vernon Graves,  Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Laurel, Mississippi.  He was called to pastor Calvary Baptist Church in 1984 and remained there until 1997. He relocated to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma in 1997 where he served as pastor of the Ebenezer Baptist Church from 1997-2002. Pastor Graves returned to Calvary Baptist Church in 2002 and has resided as pastor since that time.  In addition to Pastor, he also is currently employed by the Jones County Youth Court Judge where he holds the position of Youth Counselor for at risk children throughout Jones County. Pastor Graves is a charismatic spiritual leader, destined to make a difference by proclaiming the gospel and winning souls for Christ!
 
Mass services will be held Tuesday through Friday at mid-day, 11:30 a.m., and late-night, 10:00 p.m.   The schedule of preachers of the hour and host churches is in the table below.  There will also be a 8:00 a.m. Revival Breakfast on Friday morning at St. John Baptist Church, 5700 N. Kelley Avenue.  Rev. L. K. Curry of Chicago will be the messenger.  Friday night's late-night service will be held at Fairview.   Dr. Claybon Lea, Jr., Pastor of the Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfield and Suisun City, CA, will preach.  Dr. Lea serves as Assistant Vice President of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Western Region, serving under Dr. Reed.  The youth will provide music for the service.  Fairview’s evangelist, Dr. Graves, will be preaching for Late-night service on Thursday night, which will be hosted by the Greater New Zion Baptist Church.
 
The Revival will close Sunday, April 15.  Rev. Dr. Jerry Young, Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi, and Vice President at Large of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., will preach at Fairview for the 10:00 a.m. worship period.  Dr. Young will be the closing speaker for the 3:00 p.m. Mass Service at St. John Missionary Baptist Church.  A mass choir, comprised of members of all participating churches, will sing for the closing service. 
 
Minister Cleo McGlory, Evangelism Minister at Fairview, will give direction for the Simultaneous Evangelism effort.  For more information on the revival or transportation, call the church at 405-232-1621. 
 

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