Tent revival

Tina Thornton (front row, left), Bishop Henry Hearns, Antoine Smith and Mia Rosales, and (back row, left) John “Revelator” Irving, Brother Perry and Thomas McDow stand in support of the third annual Unity Tent Revival, scheduled for May 17-19 at Deputy Pierre W. Bain Park.

LANCASTER — The third annual Unity Tent Revival will bring more than 30 pastors, ministries and chaplains together for three days of dynamic speakers, music, healing services, and testimonies.

This year’s free event runs May 17 through May 19, with services set for 11 a.m. and 2 and 7 p.m. on May 17 and 18, and 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on May 19 at Deputy Pierre Bain Park, 45045 Fifth St. East.

“The Lord gave me a vision of this: You need a tent revival in this Valley,” Pastor Tina Thornton said.

Thornton’s vision theme is Bridging the Gap in the Antelope Valley among pastors of all races, creed and color, all cultures and doctrinal differences to come together on one accord: to seek the lost.

“We’re coming out of Psalms 133, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to join together in unity,” Thornton said.

More than 30 pastors and chaplains including some from Bakersfield joined Thornton to bring the Tent Revival together. There will be bagged food, clothes, shoes, and backpack giveaways. Sunday’s event will feature a motorcycle raffle.

Services will be in English and Spanish.

‘“We’re going to have powerful testimony,” Thornton said.

The Salvation Army will provide hot lunches daily. Medical teams from Into Focus mobile vision clinic will offer eye exams and reading glasses; Antelope Valley Community Clinic will provide general wellness; Kaiser Permanente will provide free colon cancer screening; and teams from Bartz-Altadonna Community Health Clinic will provide free medical information.

“We’re asking those that can’t make it if they will keep us in prayer the people can heal and the captive will be set free,” Thornton said.

Thornton thanked the city of Lancaster for its support.

More than 1,000 people attended last year’s event. Thornton expects twice as many this year.

“This is the third year, and we’re looking for a home run,” said Bishop Henry Hearns of Living Stone Cathedral of Worship in Sun Village.

The Tent Revival is a continuation of Pray AV, Pastor John “Revelator” Irving said.

“The Christian community is stringing these major events together in an effort to provide a series of crusades that expresses God’s passion and love for this great city, and capture the attention of our young and young at heart,” Irving said.

Lenardo Haywood, associate pastor of Living Praise Christian Center, said he is excited about participating in his first Tent Revival.

“To be a positive impact for the community,” Haywood said.

Brother Perry, associate pastor of New Covenant Ministries, will be distributing groceries at the event.

“Last year was a beautiful turnout,” Perry said. “We expect a lot more souls this year. Even if only one soul gets saved that a precious thing, but we’re going to save a lot more souls this year.”

For details call 661-722-9351 or email to tentrevival2018@gmail.com.

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