NEW YORK — Luis Palau, who started his missionary career in 1962, has traveled the world preaching the Gospel to millions. Yet, the 80-year-old Argentinian evangelist says there are still a few special locales remaining on his bucket list of places to bring the Good News.
Palau, who recently preached to an estimated 60,000 people in New York City's famous Central Park, has "personally shared the Gospel with more than 30 million people through evangelistic events in more than 75 nations, and hundreds of millions more through radio and television," according to his self-named ministry, The Luis Palau Association.
In the first of a two-part interview with The Christian Post, Palau comments on his most recent campaign, NY CityFest-CityServe, which brought together 1,700 local churches to assist their communities and schools through service projects. He also shares what he has learned by working with the NYC Latino evangelical community and lists some of the top places around the world where he would still like to preach. more >>
NEW YORK — Thousands of people flocked to New York City's iconic Central Park on Saturday, to sway to the sweet sounds of Matt Redman and Mandisa and to have their hearts pricked by the preaching of Argentinian evangelist Luis Palau.
They stood for hours in defiance of the burdensome heat, leaned against gray metal railings and lay sprawled out on towels on the brilliant green grass. Some watched from yards away, eyeing the giant screens above and on either side of the stage while amplifiers carried melodies from Hezekiah Walker, Marcos Witt and Chris Tomlin through the air.
Others got as close as they could to the stage. Although it was closest to the stage that the sun seemed most brazen and should have been causing the most misery, the people there looked more elated than annoyed — apparently too caught up with the music or the messages for something as trivial as the sun to bother them. more >>
Evangelist Luis Palau has preached the Gospel to more than 30 million people in 75 countries, but he will share his life-changing message for the first time in New York Saturday as more than 60,000 people gather for a concert, the culmination of a months-long project that couples Christian evangelism with good works.
"It's the largest one I have ever seen that we have used – except maybe Buenos Aires and Argentina, which was sort of large," the 80-year-old evangelist, who has been called the "Latino Billy Graham," tells CBN, of the event at New York's famous park. "This one is so massive. And the city skyline, that is what really gets you."
The NY CityFest, which starts at 4 p.m., will feature special appearances and top national recording artists, according to the event's website. Palau will share "a message about the transformative power of hope, and some Good News that can change your life today." more >>
NEW YORK — Tobin Heath, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and member of the World Cup winning U.S. women's soccer team, regularly thanked God on her Twitter account during their road to the championship and acknowledged Him after their win in the finals against Japan last week.
Heath, 27, a professing Christian who acknowledged God several times on Twitter this year, also cites the scripture Ephesians 2: 8-9 in her description on the social media account.
"WWC FINAL!!!!!," tweeted Heath on July 5 after winning the championship game. more >>
NEW YORK — Ever since witnessing just how much evangelism coupled with good works can impact communities and even bring Christians together, Kevin Palau, son of popular Latin American evangelist Luis Palau, says he has been captivated by the idea of "unity."
It all began 30 years ago, when he started working with The Luis Palau Association, the organization supporting his father's global evangelism ministry. But instead of working there for three decades, Palau was only supposed to be at the nonprofit for one year. That's what he had in mind anyway.
As Palau explains in his book Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live Out the Gospel, after graduating from Wheaton College, he was hoping that a stint supporting his father's ministry would be a good way to help pay off the student loans he had accumulated over the years. more >>
NEW YORK — Performance artist David Garibaldi, who accomplished his goal of raising $1 million for charity by age 30, wowed a Christian audience Tuesday when he brought to life in a matter of minutes a stunning image of Jesus wearing a crown of thorns.
Garibaldi, who describes himself as "a performance painter on the go with a few things to say," definitely gave his onlookers something to talk about when he created two works of art from scratch before thousands of Christians gathered at Radio City Music Hall in New York City last night.
The Sacramento, California, artist first painted a radiant image of a man carrying a child, with the child's head resting on the man's shoulder. That image, like the stunning painting of Christ, unfolded in a matter of minutes as audience members "oohed" and "aahed" at Garibaldi's unfolding work. more >>