By Message Staff
ALEXANDRIA, La. (LBM)–Evangelist Sammy Tippit has planned a special online outreach event this weekend that may reach up to 15 million people in 68 countries in what could be one of the largest evangelistic efforts ever.
Tippit has established partnerships with more than 1,000 churches worldwide, the Brazilian Baptist Convention National Mission Board, the Northwest Baptist Fellowship of India and many others for the evangelistic event.
This past month he and his international partners trained around 2 million people through Facebook and the What’s App messaging platform in how to share their faith with family and friends. These trained volunteers are now conducting outreach in their respective communities to invite others to watch the weekend broadcast.
The one-hour program will be streamed live on Friday at 8 p.m. across social media channels and satellite television, and will be available throughout the weekend at facebook.com/sammytippitministries.
The special broadcast in English and 10 other languages will feature a message by Tippit, president of the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists, and music by Jennifer Turner, the wife of country music star Josh Turner. Jay Begbie, pastor of Bethsaida Baptist Church in Many, and Guy Wolcott, a businessman in Portland, Oregon, will share their testimonies.
“I never imagined we would have the opportunity to reach this many people,” Tippit told the Baptist Message. “I’m thrilled, humbled and seeking God for a great move of His Spirit in drawing people to Christ.”
Tippit, who was saved at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge and ordained at the First Baptist Church in Walker, has asked for Louisiana Baptist churches to partner in the project by sharing the video on their websites or Facebook pages.
To receive the link, email Tippit at firstname.lastname@example.org.