Graham Offers Message of Hope to Thousands at Decision America Sunshine State Tour

Franklin Graham’s Decision America Sunshine State Tour visited six Florida cities in January, starting in Jacksonville Beach and ending in Fort Myers. Thousands of people gathered to hear a message of hope each night, with a grand total of more than 39,000 in attendance.

“I want people to have hope that their sins can be forgiven,” Graham told local media before preaching to 7,600 people at the Seawalk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach.

Each night, hundreds made decisions to follow Jesus Christ. “The only hope you have in the earth, in this world, is Jesus,” Franklin Graham proclaimed in Plant City.

“I think everyone wants to have a purpose,” Graham continued. “We have a vacuum of emptiness that can only be filled by God Himself. He has a plan and purpose for your life. He wants you to have peace, joy and fulfillment.”

Graham was joined by Grammy-nominated music artist Jeremy Camp and award-winning guitarist Dennis Agajanian who performed live at each event. Camp shared about his own faith journey, “How can you not be joyous knowing you’ve been taken out of that pit and given new life?”

Graham will hold a Festival of Hope in the Northern Mariana Islands on Feb. 21 and Guam on Feb. 23. In May, the Graham Tour U.K. will commence as Graham visits cities across the United Kingdom to deliver a message of hope. To learn more about upcoming events with Franklin Graham, visit


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