JEFFERSON CITY — Carson-Newman University will host the East Tennessee Evangelism Rally on Sept. 19. The event is sponsored by the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board and the Jefferson County Baptist Association.
The East Tennessee Evangelism Rally will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. at Burke-Tarr Stadium on the University’s campus. Dr. Roc Collins, 1989 C-N alumnus and director of Strategic Objectives for TBMB, and Dr. Sam Greer, Red Bank Baptist Church pastor, are the guest speakers. In addition, C-N head football coach Mike Clowney will share his testimony.
The event is free and open to the public. Local churches, youth and college students are welcome to join.
"This will be a night that incorporates worship, guest speakers and preaching from the Word," said C-N Vice President for Church Relations Jonathan Akin. "We're expecting a move from God, and we want to use this as a means to draw other churches in East Tennessee together here at Carson-Newman for the common goals of glorifying the name of Jesus Christ and seeing lives changed."
Seed Company, C-N's Baptist Collegiate Ministries band, will lead in a time of praise and worship. The band regularly performs every Wednesday night for the BCM's Worship Night and other campus events throughout the school year.
"We would love to see our community come together for this event for unity of purpose," said C-N Campus Ministries Director Jeremiah Young. "That purpose is to make the name of Jesus known throughout East Tennessee. We are encouraging believers to be evangelistic in their day-to-day life where they live. This event is to promote living a life on mission for the gospel of Jesus Christ."
The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board oversees the daily operation of the missions and ministry activities of the network of churches that make up the Tennessee Baptist Convention. More than 3,000 churches are part of the network, serving together through Cooperative Program giving, the Golden Offering for Tennessee Missions and the ministries of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board to reach Tennessee, reach the nations and change the world for the glory of Jesus Christ.
Founded in 1851, Carson-Newman is a Christian liberal arts university located in Jefferson City, Tennessee, among the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The University offers 50 undergraduate majors, as well as associate, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.