Join us for CityFest East Texas!

CityFest East Texas is a region-wide evangelistic campaign focused on serving the region and proclaiming the Good News. It came about as a result of years of prayer and planning by hundreds of leaders from the faith, business, and civic communities in Grand Rapids and the surrounding area. The vision is to see the Christian community come together in greater unity, service, and proclamation - showing the community at-large the joy, peace, love, and grace of Jesus Christ.

This campaign is focused on encouraging unity and collaboration across all communities, denominations, and ethnicities. Together, as the Body of Christ, we want to celebrate and accelerate the work of the Church over the long term, helping further influence culture, change lives, and inspire other cities to do the same.

It all begins now with a massive, months-long effort to mobilize churches to expand and multiply efforts to serve our region's greatest needs. It culminates with a series of outreach events strategically designed to share the love of Christ with key groups of people in our community, including university students, business/civic leaders, prisoners, etc.  The final event is an outdoor, family-oriented festival in October 2019 that will celebrate this amazing effort and share the message of Jesus with thousands through the ministry of evangelist Andrew Palau.


DRAFT Schedule (in progress)

Friday, October 4

  • 3:00p Check-in at hotel (Some guests are flying in, others driving to arrive early Saturday morning.)


Saturday, October 5 & Sunday, October 6

Festival Days One and Two! 

The delegate schedule will include:

  • Festival Overview

  • Meeting with Local Leaders

  • Festival Friend Training

  • Festival Venue Tour

  • Q & A in Hospitality Tent

  • 10:00p Festival Ends - Return to Hotel


Monday, October 7

  • Breakfast on own

  • Checkout of hotel by 11am


TBD, in the Tyler area.

Reduced room rate being negotiated.

Room block is reserved, to confirm email


What are the costs?

  • Airfare (cost varies)

  • Hotel ($_____+tax per night)

  • Rental car (optional - we can provide transport to/from Tyler airport, hotel and festival site)



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