• The Gathering returns to Baylor’s McLane Stadium

    The Gathering 2017

    Two years ago, more than 35,000 people filled Baylor’s McLane Stadium on a Sunday afternoon — not for a football game, but for the largest worship service in Waco history.

    On April 9 — Palm Sunday — The Gathering returns to McLane Stadium. The worship and prayer service, coordinated by a team of Central Texas pastors, aims to bring together thousands of Christians across racial and denominational lines. Special guests for this year’s event include:

    • Pastor Miles McPherson, a former NFL player who is now senior pastor of The Rock Church in San Diego, a multi-site evangelical church that draws 12,000+ weekly worshippers;
    • Singer/songwriter Anthony Evans, a former contestant on The Voice (and the son of 2015 The Gathering guest Tony Evans);
    • Baylor men’s basketball head coach Scott Drew, who will share his testimony; and
    • A planned 1,000-voice choir made up of Central Texans from a wide variety of congregations across the region.

    Many of the event’s organizers also have strong Baylor ties, including five out of eight members of the The Gathering’s executive team (Ramiro Pena, BA ’88; Jimmy Seibert, BBA ’86; John Durham, BA ’92; Gary Rhodes, BM ’81; and Wayne Williams, BA ’91).

    This event (6:30-8:30 p.m, Sunday, April 9) is not just for the Baylor family, not just for Wacoans, and not even just for Texans — it’s for everyone. And, it’s completely free — minus the two canned goods attendees are asked to bring to support local food pantries. (Curious about parking? Click here for details.)

    Can’t make it to the event? CW12 Central Texas and KBBW (1010 AM) will broadcast the event locally, and KWTX.com will stream the service online.

    Sic ’em, Bears!

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