PHOTOS: Emotional Night of Worship Wraps Up Vancouver Festival

By the end of it all, tens of thousands had attended the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, packing out the Rogers Arena for three straight nights.

The energy during Sunday’s Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope remained throughout the night into the concert after Franklin Graham’s Gospel message.
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Huge crowds flooded into Rogers Arena each night to hear God’s Word.

Focusing On God

Focusing on God.

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Throughout her set, Ellie Holcomb shared Scripture to assure the audience of God’s love for them. “The Lord God will fight for you!” she said.

Little One At Festival

Even the little ones stayed attentive.

Franklin Graham At Festival

Franklin Graham preached from Luke 19 on the story of Zacchaeus.

Sign Language

Sign language interpreters are on site at every Franklin Graham event to ensure the Gospel message is understood by all.


Each night, the floor of the Rogers Arena grew so full that counseling took place in the stands.

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Nearly half of those who responded to Franklin Graham’s invitation at the Vancouver Festival were under the age of 18.

Vancouver Oratoria Society

The Vancouver Oratoria Society performed shortly before Franklin Graham took the stage, then later sang behind Michael W. Smith’s “Agnus Dei.”

Leland Klassen

Comedian Leland Klassen loosened up the crowd each night with a few laughs.

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Many came with groups of friends, laughing and singing as praises went out.

Michael W Smith At Festival

As Michael W. Smith sang, many in the crowd joined him in unison, often singing at the top of their lungs.

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Connecting on matters of the heart in Vancouver.

Tommy Coomes Band

“My hope is in the Lord, from this time on and evermore,” the Tommy Coomes Band prepared the crowd for the Good News.”

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A counselor chats with a young man who walked forward during the invitation. Volunteers take time to answer questions about starting a relationship with Christ and then pray with them.

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Taking time to seal a special moment. Thank you for praying for the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope.