Last weekend, over 3,400 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ during a Christian festival in the United Kingdom. Hundreds of local churches collaborated with The Message Trust and the Luis Palau Association to host Festival Manchester, a three-day festival in Wythenshawe Park.

During the three-day celebration, which ran from July 1 to July 3, attendees were treated to live music, worship, prayer, and Gospel preaching. In response to hearing the Gospel preached, approximately 3,472 persons professed their faith.

“This mission was on a scale not seen in a generation. Last weekend alone, over 65,000 people got to hear about Jesus’ love for them, and over 3,400 responded to the good news they heard,” Andy Hawthorne, CEO and founder of The Message Trust, said.

“This is what Festival Manchester was all about – introducing people to Jesus and seeing lives changed both now and for eternity,” he continued. “I honestly believe we got to be part of something huge that God is doing.”

According to Christian Today, Andrew Palau, the son of late evangelist Luis Palau, pleased at the successful turnout as many would come to know the Lord.

“As is always the case, wonderful things happen when the Church comes together in unity, serving the city, encouraging the body, and fearlessly proclaiming the good news.” And that is just what we seen here in Manchester,” he continued.


“I adore the United Kingdom, and I adore serving the region alongside our many friends and ministry partners,” he added. “Many thanks to The Message Trust and all of our local church partners for inviting the Luis Palau Association to participate in this city-wide endeavor.””What a delight to see so many lives impacted by God’s proclaimed word.”

According to CBN News, several Christian music artists performed at the festival, including  Lecrae, Guvna B, Kingdom Choir and Matt Redman.

Those who gave their lives to Christ were encouraged by event organizers to connect with a local church and use Christian resources to further their relationship with Christ.

The event was preceded by an 18-month outreach in the city that entailed sharing the faith with social action projects. According to The Message Trust, the projects were largely responsible for the significant response to the Gospel at the festival.