YEC 2005: Search and Rescue

Clayton King speaks to students Friday night at the SBTC Youth Evangelism Conference at Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth. On Friday and Saturday, 146 students made professions of faith, many of them following King’s sermon. Also pictured are students speaking with counselors outside the auditorium Friday night.

TRONG>The Jeff Berry Band led musical worship during the SBTC’s Youth Evangelism Conference 2005: “Search and Rescue.”

Search and Rescue. More than 2,000 students and sponsors packed the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth July 15-16 for the event, said Brad Bunting, SBTC youth evangelism associate. Organizers recorded decisions of 146 students who prayed to receive Christ as Savior, many of them during a Friday night altar call. The unusual invitation included no music and a sitting crowd. Clayton King, who preached the Friday evening sermon, asked students who wished to accept Christ to stand. After seconds of silence, one student stood, followed by a handful, and then dozens more almost simultaneously. Other speakers also included former downed Air Force pilotScott O’Grady, Wade Morris of Birmingham, Ala.,and Haslet evangelist Ronnie Hill, who taught his “Shoot the Bull” witnessing course Saturday morning. Musicians included the Jeff Berry Band, Shane & Shane, Broken Ground and Among Thorns. READ FULL STORY IN THE AUG. 8 TEXAN.

Photos by Kyle Felts

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