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The 1970 Revival

50th Anniversary Celebration

When God Comes: Stories of Lives Transformed

February 3, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of the 1970 revival that swept our campus and then our nation. We are inviting you to campus to help us remember this significant and impactful outpouring. On Feb. 2 and Feb. 3, we will watch documentaries, share a time of guided prayer, offer an extended Chapel service and then host a hymn sing on Monday evening. There will be time for testimonies, as well.

Please make plans to join us! Check this page often for current information and details on the February campus events surrounding the ceremony.

Live audio streams are available for the main campus events.

Were you affected by this outpouring that flooded across the nation? We are collecting stories and we would like to hear yours.

Further Reading


All events are open to the community.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

4 – 4:45 p.m. “When God Comes” Documentary about the 1970 Revival — Hughes Auditorium
Speaker: Rev. Stu Smith ’79
5 – 6 p.m. Night of Prayer & Remembering (singing and testimony) — Hughes Auditorium
Testimonies from Beth Kinlaw ’69 Coppedge and Dr. Steve Seamands ’70, and a service of prayer led by Dr. Sandra C. Gray

Monday, February 3, 2020

10 a.m. Special Extended Chapel — Hughes Auditorium
Speakers: Jeannine Brabon ’71, Judge Tim Philpot ’73, Rev. Stan Key ’75
Noon – 2 p.m. Lunch & Testimonies — Johnson Cafeteria (Gray Room)
Bring your tray with you to hear firsthand accounts of the Revival story and impact. Meals can be purchased as you enter the Cafeteria.
2:15 – 3:30 p.m. Please visit the Revival display in the Kinlaw Library and our Eagle Outlet in the Hamann-Ray Building. Hughes Auditorium will be open for prayer.
3:30 p.m. Coffee Break — Kinlaw Library, upper level, outside of the Board Room
4 p.m. Reading from Sweet, Sweet Spirit by Rebecca Price Janney — Kinlaw Library Board Room
hosted by the English Department
7 – 8 p.m. Revival Hymn Sing & Stories — Hughes Auditorium
led by Danny Key ’73, featuring a Reunion Medley arranged by Dr. Jack Rains ’41

Audio Streams