"It's taking the model of what we've done for so many years with the crusades, celebrations, festivals, and applying that in an online environment." -John Cass, Director of Internet Evangelism
(Nashville, TN)—The Associated Press reports that the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is taking revival "online" by searching internet engines to find people "who are looking for answers to life's big questions" and then directing them to a website where a multi-media presentation presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ to them.
The report notes that although the site has been running in a beta mode, it is expected to be fully functional within a month, at which point hundreds of online volunteers will be available to answer questions directly and lead people through a 5-week discipleship course.
One man, John Preston, 54, of Lenoir City, Tennessee, who had struggled with alcohol and drugs, gave his salvation testimony after having followed an internet link that said, "Peace with God."
"I lived a rough life, doing things I shouldn't have been doing," he said. "I didn't realize it was wrong until I got saved."
"Finally after that prayer on 'Peace with God,' everything changed… it was like I could hear God saying, 'You've done what you need to do. How you belong to Me."
To find out more about this new venture, click on the link provided.