Christian speaker Joyce Meyer comes to Fort Worth

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Joyce Meyer Conferences 2014

• 10 a.m. Saturday

• Fort Worth Convention Center Arena, 1201 Houston St., downtown Fort Worth

• Free. No registration is required. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open two hours before the session.

• Interpretation for the deaf will be provided. Spanish translation is available.

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For hundreds of people, Friday started with coffee, worship and inspirational words from Christian speaker Joyce Meyer, who came to Fort Worth as part of her national 2014 conference series.

The free event at the Fort Worth Convention Center Arena was part of a four-day spiritual conference that concludes Saturday. Meyer’s theme Friday focused on the need to protect and respect the body.

“Your body is God’s house,” Meyer told an animated crowd that clapped and cheered in agreement.

Overwork, anxiety, poor diet, lack of sleep and no exercise can stand in the way of being a stronger person who follows Christian teachings, Meyer said, adding: “To honor God I am going to take care of myself.”

Meyer’s “healthy living for the body” message builds on other themes Meyer is bringing to Fort Worth, including the importance of a healthy spirit and soul.

The Fort Worth conference is one of several planned this year, including similar upcoming programs in Hershey, Pa., and Toronto.

The Fort Worth, sessions began Thursday evening and continued Friday with the morning event and an evening conference planned fort 7 p.m. Another morning session is planned for Saturday at 10 a.m.

“We really believe in these conferences and what they do for the people,” said Matt Clark, conference relations manager.

Clark said the events typically draw thousands, typically around 3,000 at Friday morning sessions.

Meyer’s audiences are predominately women — Clark said those who attend are usually about 80 percent women and 20 percent men, Clark said.

Lisa Wuff traveled from Wichita, Kan., to attend the conference. She said she is inspired by Meyer’s message to be better people.

“It all has to do with believing in God and the Holy Spirit and Jesus,” Wuff said.

Mickey Hooper of Fort Worth said she admires Meyer’s ministry in the United States and abroad. Much of Meyer’s work includes helping people across the world, Hooper said.

“I like Joyce because she is a faithful Christian woman who is teaching the word of God,” Hooper said. “… We love her.”

Diane Smith, 817-390-7675 Twitter: @dianeasmith1

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