Corticelli Tent Revival Perseveres Even With Obstacles

Worship Leader for the revival, John Francis, associate pastor at Beacon Hill Baptist Church, Somerset, Ky., plays a traditional Biblical instrument made from a ram's horn, the Shofar.

Worship Leader for the revival, John Francis, associate pastor at Beacon Hill Baptist Church, Somerset, Ky., plays a traditional Biblical instrument made from a ram's horn, the Shofar. Photo by John Inman.

Corticelli Baptist Church's Tent Revival: "Where the Old Meets the New," was held July 1-3, even in changing weather moods. The first two nights were marked with heat indexes of over 100 degrees but with generator and hand fueled fans, visitors brushed off the heat to worship with leader John Francis and hear the word preached by Eugene Bullard.

Francis, former worship specialist with the Missouri Baptist Convention and current associate pastor at Beacon Hill Baptist Church, Somerset, Ky., used everything from a plastic tube, silver trumpet, keyboard, his voice and even a shofar (a long ram's horn made from antelope horns in Israel) to help lead those present in praising God.

Bullard, a member of the Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries team, met Ryan Stiffler, pastor at Corticelli Baptist Church, while Stiffler was serving as a hospitality pastor for Lowder and Bullard during the Missouri Baptist Convention's Evangelism Conference where Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries spoke. The ministry is based out of Wichita Falls, Texas, and has led crusades in all but four states in America while getting the gospel out to over two million students and hundreds of churches.

After spending time with Bullard, Stiffler discerned he would be the perfect speaker for the tent revival.

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Eugene Bullard from Jay Lowder Harvest Ministries was the evangelist at the Corticelli Baptist Church Tent Revival "Where the Old Meet the New" held July 1-3.

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Enjoying snow cones and popcorn at family night held Friday, July 1, at Corticelli Baptist Church; from left, are Nolan and Joseph Schroer, Braden Hickey and Corey Libbert.

For more of this story check out the July 6 issue of the California Democrat.

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