CityFest East Texas Reports Many Gospel Responses in Pre-Event Prisons Outreach

TYLER, TX – CityFest East Texas is a large, multicultural music festival scheduled for October 5-6, 2019, with Andrew Palau as the featured speaker. The festival will include performances by top Christian recording artists Blanca, Marisol Park, Ryan Stevenson, The Newsboys, Pat Barrett, and Lecrae. Additionally, award-winning country artist Josh Turner will perform during the final night of CityFest East Texas. Evangelist Andrew Palau brings the first of a series of reports highlighting some of the prisons outreach taking place ahead of CityFest, as well as a Fiesta Latina outreach at Greenacres Baptist Church.

Andrew Palau

“Hey we’re here in Tennessee Colony, Texas, bringing you the first report of City Fest East Texas. We’re a few miles outside of Tyler. We just came from one of the prisons here and we saw a great harvest, many men giving their hearts to the Lord. I was started off yesterday morning with one of the other prisons and even more people, men and women were behind a chain-linked fence full of joy and excitement as we saw a great response.

So it was a great, great kick-off. It really filled out spirits with confidence, a reminder of the power of the Gospel even in the most difficult places and we have Fiesta Latina last night and 2,400 packed into Greenacres Baptist Church and an amazing response to the Gospel, so thanks for your prayers and support.”

Richard Andrew is here with us. We met at Fulsom County, where you had been. What do you think it means to hold things for the men and women in there?

Richard Andrew

“I think it means life or death. I gave my life to Christ in 1993 in the chapel of a California State Prison over 25 years ago. These folks are literally at the bottom. They cannot fall any further. And someone comes along and throws them a lifeline of hope and then these folks give their lives to Jesus, they become born again and then they become warriors for the kingdom, so God bless you and your supporters for making sure that you bring the Gospel to these folks.”


About Andrew Palau

For more than 24 years Andrew Palau has played a key role in the ministry of the Luis Palau Association. He has been instrumental in building the LPA model for citywide outreach as an evangelist, director, and key team leader. He has guided campaigns, led church relations efforts, trained thousands of believers in friendship evangelism, and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ in person to hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world through evangelistic campaigns. Andrew’s festivals have brought him and the Palau Association in partnership with thousands of churches in cities throughout Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, the Caribbean, and the United States of America. In addition to his father, evangelist Luis Palau, Andrew’s own weekly radio broadcasts are heard by millions of people on thousands of radio outlets around the world. He is also the author of multiple books, including Secret Life of a Fool, a retelling of his personal journey to faith in Christ, and What is Christmas?, a groundbreaking evangelistic book published in China in 2012.


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