Twenty-two-year-old evangelist Tyler Blue came to Dillon County April 7-12 for a tent crusade on the grounds of Pyerian Baptist Church in Floyd Dale.
Starting at 6:45 p.m. each night, attendance averaged well over 525 with a total attendance of over 3100 people. Preaching messages of repentance, hope, Christian living, and Hell, 98 people accepted Jesus Christ as their Savior and many rededicated their lives.
The altar was full each night as people came to pray for themselves and others. The tent sat 500 people and overflowed each night with many bringing their own lawn chairs to sit around the outer edges. Two nights services were moved into the church’s 550-seat sanctuary because of the threat of storms.
Next year’s revival has already been scheduled for April 19-24 with a second week in reserve for carryover.
Around 30 men volunteered to raise and take down the tent, with many also volunteering to serve as counselors for those needing prayer and instruction and others serving as security and child care. Pyerian Baptist Church grounds had ample parking and all the other facilities needed for an event this size.
Evangelist Blue was thrilled at the participation and turnout.
Pastors from more than 25 other churches also attended.
Musical guests included; Sunday – Latta Baptist Praise Band; Pyerian AWANA Choir; Pyerian ensemble. Monday – Mike Powell of East Dillon Baptist; Latta Baptist Praise Band. Tuesday – Taylor Gasque, Michelle Hewitt and Destiny Hewitt of Pyerian Baptist; Dillon First Baptist Praise Band. Wednesday – Stacy Clark of First Free Will Baptist, Florence; Powerhouse Christian Church praise team of Riverdale. Thursday- D J Woodle of Blessed Hope Baptist, Dillon; New Memorial Temple of Praise praise team of Latta. Friday – The Rivers and Owens trio of New Life Assembly, Latta; Dillon First Baptist Praise Band.
As a special ministry the Pregnancy Center of Dillon and the South Carolina Guardian Ad Litem programs were represented.
A gift of $2375 was presented to the Pregnancy Center to help with the work of preserving the lives of unborn children in Dillon County.
Tyler also spoke to the students at Dillon Christian School and the Latta High School FCA.
A few men from the church took Tyler fishing at a private pond on Friday and then cooked a fish dinner for him, which was greatly enjoyed.
Again, next year’s revival has already been scheduled for April 19-24 with a second week in reserve for carry over.
Mark your calendar and don’t miss it!!
PHOTOS BY JOHNNIE DANIELS/ THE DILLON HERALD
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