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East Texas is experiencing a massive move of God through the unified effort known as CityFest East Texas with Andrew Palau. This area-wide campaign is focused on serving the region and proclaiming the Good News. It’s a result of years of prayer and planning by hundreds of leaders in the faith, business, and civic communities of Tyler and the surrounding area. And it’s making a difference.

Thousands of people are experiencing newfound joy and peace, and hearing the Good News message. Focused on encouraging unity and collaboration across all communities, denominations and ethnicities, this campaign is celebrating and accelerating the work of the Church over the long term, helping further influence culture, change lives, and bring hope. And we’re hoping this effort also inspired other cities to do the same.

You’re invited to join leaders from throughout Texas to learn more about what God is doing and dream about what a similar effort might look like in your city. You’ll gather with other like-minded leaders and experience CityFest first-hand. And, God-willing, you’ll come away with fresh ideas for ongoing impact in your region.

This is your opportunity to learn, dream, dialogue, and observe what it looks like to come together as the Body of Christ to serve your city and proclaim the Good News. Please don’t miss it.




Friday, October 4

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

Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6

The delegate schedule will include:

  • Festival Overview

  • Meeting with Local Leaders

  • Festival Friend Training

  • Festival Venue Tour

  • Q & A in Hospitality Tent

  • 10 p.m. Festival Ends - Return to Hotel

Monday, October 7

  • Breakfast on own

  • Checkout of hotel by 11 a.m.


TBD, in the Tyler area. Reduced room rate being negotiated.
Room block is reserved, to confirm email



  • Airfare (cost varies)

  • Hotel: Residence Inn ($100± +tax per night)

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

    If you are flying into an airport other than Tyler, please arrange your own transportation.