The leadership team at Beula Park International Conference Centre are thrilled to announce that the venue will again be hosting the annual Africa March for Jesus 2017.
The original March for Jesus took place in Melbourne, Australia in 1983. It was the brainchild of Roger Marks, the Victorian Secretary of the Festival of Light. He was assisted by the Maranatha Christian Church led by Mark McClimens. Approximately 7,000 took part and the March finished at the Myer Music Bowl with a victory celebration. Guest soloist was Esther King and guest speakers were Harry Westwood and Brian Willisdorf. Everyone who attended was asked to bring a banner that focused on Jesus. The March made the evening TV news and it mentioned the vast display of banners.
The March for Jesus in the United Kingdom began as a City March in London in 1986. It emerged from the friendship of three church groups: Pioneer, led by Gerald Coates; Ichthus led by Roger Forster; and Youth with a Mission led by Lynn Green. Together with the worship leader Graham Kendrick, they led a movement which over the next three years spread across the UK, Europe and North America, and finally across the world. Hundreds of smaller marches emerged in its wake.
In 1994 the first Global March for Jesus covered every time zone and involved over ten million Christians from over 170 nations. It is estimated that by the final Global March for Jesus on 10 June 2000, over 60 million people in 180 nations had taken part in the March for Jesus.
This year’s event has been scheduled for Saturday, 24 June and will commence from Beula Park International Conference Centre on the corner of Green Hills and Sam Green Road in Meadowdale, Germiston and will be followed by a prayer and worship event at the open stage at Mount Zion Prayer Hill.
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