Lowder promises ‘high octane’ event
By Paula Guillory
CROWLEY - The Acadiana Festival of Life kicks off Sunday at 7 p.m. This city-wide crusade will take place Sunday through Wednesday (with the exception of Monday night starting at 6 p.m. for students).
The Acadia Parish Rice Arena in Crowley will be transformed into a “high octane event unlike anything you’ve attended before,” as Evangelist Jay Lowder describes it.
The high energy atmosphere, created by Lowder’s Harvest Ministries, is geared towards “winning the masses for Christ.”
Lowder clarified, “this is not just some church event, for far too long church has become a place to sit and listen.” This event, he expounded, is a place to take what has happened to you and reach out to others.
“People are just searching for something real and genuine and this is where they can find it.” It is through the testimonials of others about Christ and their lives that they will be exposed to hope and meaning about real life questions and hurdles that people universally face.
Lowder’s style has been deemed “engaging and contemporary which allows this dynamic communicator to speak truth with a passion and power that is riveting to audiences of all types.”
The calling to reach the unchurched masses and witness to them about Jesus Christ came to Lowder as a 21-year-old college student.
Lowder explained, “I went to hear this speaker that was coming through my town with a friend, this was definitely out of the ordinary for me, and it was there that I turned to my friend and said that is what I will do with the rest of my life.” From then on Lowder has devoted his life to this cause.
As the main speaker for the four-day crusade, Lowder urges everyone to participate in his ‘Each One, Reach One’ program. Lowder pointed out “everyone knows someone that is in need of hope and deliverance.” Be the person that brings someone in need to hear about Jesus and the peace He gives.
“There is nothing like meeting others that have overcome things that you yourself are struggling with.” Those in attendance will realize that there is hope that their obstacles in life can also be overcome.
Lowder is very excited about the event and the variety of dynamic speakers that will accompany him. “Each night will have a different feeling, with different people to relate to.”
The event will host Rick Stanley (Elvis Presley’s step-brother), Chad Revelle a former professional football player, Hank Hough a dog trainer who uses the obedience and dependency of a dog to his master to personify the relationship of God and His people, and Grammy award winning artist Jason Crabb.
The Acadiana Festival of Life will definitely be an unforgettable, action packed event that has something for everyone. For a once in a lifetime experience visit the Acadia Parish Rice Arena in Crowley March 14-17 at 7 p.m. and remember to bring someone along. Admission is free to the public and seating is available on a first come, basis.