Palau to Bring Festival to State Capitol Grounds

( [email protected] ) Jul 21, 2004 01:43 AM EDT

Luis Palau of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association (LPEA), will bring his trademark evangelistic festival to the Twin Cities August 7th and 8th for a massive, two-day free event on the state capitol grounds in St. Paul. The Twin Cities Festival with Luis Palau, running from noon to 10 PM each day, will offer “great music and good news” featuring major Christian entertainers (TobyMac, Third Day, Point of Grace, Stacie Orrico, Jump 5, Casting Crowns, and Hezekiah Walker), food courts, a children’s play area, a sports zone featuring pro athletes, and an extreme sports showcase staged on a custom-built 9600 square foot skate park.

The Portland, Oregon-based Luis Palau Evangelistic Association is producing the event--expected to draw tens of thousands--with the support of area churches and the contributions of local businesses, agencies and individuals.

Earlier this year, Palau went to Washington to connect with representatives of the 200+ churches that were considering a possible Luis Palau festival in the nation’s capitol.

Over 500 pastors and staff joined the Palau team at two luncheons to hear Palau’s vision to bring the Good News to the Capitol Mall. And in only a few weeks, that vision will become reality.

Palau festival events, with their “cutting-edge” approach and unique style, offer a new face for contemporary evangelism. Previous Luis Palau festivals have drawn as many as 300,000 people in the U.S. and as many as one million overseas, while recent festivals have attracted tens of thousands, including 140,000 in Portland, OR; 125,000 in New England; 100,000 in Boise, ID; 55,000 in Santa Cruz, CA; 210,000 in Cordoba, Argentina; one million in Buenos Aires, Argentina; 300,000 Fort Lauderdale, FL. and 310,000 in Mar de Plata, Argentina.

Luis Palau a noted world evangelist and author, has spoken in over 70 countries face-to-face to more than 20 million people. His radio broadcasts have been heard by hundreds of millions of listeners in 100+ nations on 6 continents. He is the author of numerous books, and his counsel on issues of faith has been shared with political leaders and heads of state, including seven visits to the White House since 9/11.

More information on the Twin Cities Festival can be found at