Jesus Fest coming back to Clarksburg


CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – After taking a break last year due to the pandemic, Jesus Fest annual event is officially back.

Over the course of the three-day event, there will be guest speakers, music, kids’ activities, food, and even a mobile baptism.

Event attendees at Jesus Fest in 2021

Activities slated for Friday include several guest speakers and music from The Shin Effect and Disciple. On Saturday, things will get started at 1:30 p.m. with opening prayer, along with several guest speakers and musical guests.

“So, we have a children’s activities on Saturday, all day Saturday. We have a tent set up, got workbook activities, little arts and crafts, story time. And the local churches are going to sit there and do projects, and let people know about Jesus’ love,” said Ben Stottlemyer, Vice President of Jesus Fest WV.

On the agenda for Sunday is a community service starting at 11 a.m., with the Shaffer Band closing out at 3 p.m.

“Jesus Fest is for everybody it’s not just like one religion, one denomination, it’s for all Christianity . There are different denominations, but as long as you love Jesus, that is what it is all about,” Stottlemyer said. “There is one way to heaven, and that is through Jesus. And as long as you believe that, the rest of it, we can work together through that.  

Event attendees at Jesus Fest in 2019

President of Jesus Fest, Michael Gallo, said that with recent events going on in the world, people need love and Jesus more than anything.

“More than ever, we need Jesus. With the virus, with the intention of people–we need love. Jesus is all about love,” said Gallo.

The event will continue through Sunday afternoon. If you can not make it to the event you can see images and videos on their Facebook page.

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