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Mega-crusade coming to AT&T Stadium in November

The home of the Dallas Cowboys will feature an evangelical crusade this fall.
The home of the Dallas Cowboys will feature an evangelical crusade this fall. Star-Telegram archives

In recent weeks AT&T Stadium has featured gymnastics, bull riding, motocross and an occasional football game.

Coming in November will be Christians.

An evangelical event that drew more than 20,000 people to the American Airlines Center last year will switch to AT&T Stadium in Arlington this fall, officials announced this week.

The Harvest America Evangelistic Crusade, led by Greg Laurie, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., will take place in November.

“Public proclamations of the Gospel are disappearing across the national landscape,” Laurie said in a news release. “I believe that Dallas-Fort Worth is one of the last bastions of a strong Gospel culture, but unless we fortify the status quo, I fear it will gradually slip away. That is why I feel an urgency to join with churches across denominational lines to do something big and bold in this community on what may be the grandest of all national stages — AT&T Stadium.”

Organizers have asked AT&T officials to reserve the stadium for Nov. 1 or Nov. 8. The date will be based on the Dallas Cowboys’ schedule, which will be announced in April.

The event will also be simulcast across the nation.

Local pastors on the advisory team for the event include Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas; Jack Graham, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano; Robert Jeffress, First Baptist Church of Dallas; and Pastor Robert Morris, Gateway Church in Southlake.

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