The Fire in the Field canvas cathedral revival will take place nightly at 7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 10 to Thursday, Oct. 14, at Crossroad Community Church, 20684 State Forest Road, just off Route 404 five miles west of Georgetown.
Across Festivals, a ministry led by John and Jeanette Bush of Tigerville, S.C., will set up its 1,700-seat tent on the church grounds Friday, Oct. 8, in a collaboration among 12 churches in the area. The Bushes established their nonprofit ministry in 2003 and help coordinate, train, promote, and line up speakers and volunteers for events.
Former country recording artist with Confederate Railroad Chris McDaniel will be leading the worship. The band had several No. 1 hits, but despite massive public success, McDaniel was failing privately and had a $70,000 a year cocaine habit. At the end of his rope, he gave his life to Christ, and he has never been the same. He is not only an accomplished keyboardist and vocalist, but also helps others find freedom. He speaks across America at churches, men's retreats, homeless shelters, drug rehabs and school assemblies.
On the local level, Dale Dukes of Laurel has taken on a leadership role as crusade organizer.
The Rev. Dennis Milner of Bethel Tabernacle in Frankford reached out to evangelist Frank Shelton to be the guest speaker.
Shelton resides with his wife, Ruth, in southern Maryland and for four years served as the regional state coordinator for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was in charge of bringing Franklin Graham to Dover in 2016 for the Decision America Prayer Rally. Shelton is an international evangelist and was a chaplain at several Olympics, and three times addressed audiences of more than 100,000 at Nelson Mandela Soccer Stadium in Uganda. After working two decades on Capitol Hill, he left his government job to enter full-time ministry.
In addition to local churches, members of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Teen Challenge and local youth groups will be attending. The Bridge Radio 88.7FM is promoting the event on the airwaves and will be on the ground helping during the event.
For more information, contact Crossroad Community Church at 302-629-0111 or Milner at 302-245-3387.