Revival in North Carolina Keeps Growing: Enters 8th Week – (News Staff : June 27, 2016 : CBN News) In a state facing attack, God is on the move. Pastor Randy Hobbs of New Hope Baptist Church, where the Burlington, North Carolina Revival began, told CBN News the meetings are averaging around 2,500 people each night. Earlier this month, they held a Youth Night, and more than 5,000 people showed up. Now entering its eighth week, the revival began on Mother’s Day. The church began a one-week revival, and as it neared the end, Hobbs and Evangelist C.T. Townsend sensed that God wanted to do more. Brother Randy got up and said, ‘I don’t believe God’s done.’ And I said, ‘I don’t either,’ Townsend told CBN News. “It’s just amazing to be part of this. This is something we’ve been praying for in our church for several years,” Hobbs shared. “We had been meeting over 15 years, praying for revival to touch us locally and nationally.”
The revival outgrew the New Hope sanctuary and eventually moved to a tent which local businessman Don Cox allowed to be put up on his property. “It’s been absolutely amazing,” Cox said. “The last time I remember anything remotely similar to this happening was in August of 1951 when I went to a tent meeting in Greensboro, and a young evangelist by the name of Billy Graham was speaking. In my wildest imaginations, I would never have thought that God would have done what He’s done,” Townsend said. “Every night I lay my head on my pillow and just stand amazed at what God is doing.” People from around the country are attending, and Townsend says more than 400 people have accepted Jesus Christ. Pastors are coming together in unity. On Friday, June 17, the revival team posted on Facebook: “311 preachers under the tent tonight! Help us pray for tender drawing of the Holy Spirit. #burlingtonrevival.” Townsend and Hobbs believe prayer is the key to the ongoing revival.