UPDATE (3/25/20 1:55 p.m.):
FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The Mountain State Celebration with evangelist Will Graham has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The event was originally scheduled April 24-26 at Fairmont State University’s Feaster Center.
According to a press release, discussions are taking place regarding new dates for the celebration later this year.
“We are living in an unprecedented time in modern history. This is a sad day and difficult decision, but ultimately a call that had to be made. For the many people who have been supporting the Mountain State Celebration, and for those who were planning to attend, please know that I’m as committed as ever to preaching the Gospel in Fairmont. During these dark days, we need the hope and peace that Jesus provides.”Evangelist Will Graham
Celebration Director B.J. Rogers, who has been leading the Mountain State Celebration planning process, stated, “We’ve come to love Fairmont and West Virginia over our several months serving here. While we’re all disappointed by this delay, we’re looking forward to the opportunity to continue our work in this area. We’re praying for our friends and neighbors throughout the region during this unique time.”
Local pastors and community leaders gathered Monday evening in Fairmont to prepare for the Mountain State Celebration by Will Graham, happening in April.
To strengthen the response for the upcoming event, the Billy Graham Association hosted a Church Leader’s Rally at Trinity Assembly of God with a special message from Graham, specifically for church leaders.
“We just want to see them become more solid, whole, healed individuals. We want to see marriages improve, we want to see people break free from addictions, any of those kinds of things, we’re going to celebrate,” said Wayde Wilson, Pastor of Trinity Assembly of God.
The Mountain State Celebration is a three-day event that will take place in the Feaster Center at Fairmont State University April 24-26 and is free to the public.