Originally published in Charisma News
Internationally known evangelist and founder of Christ for All Nations (CFAN), Reinhard Bonnke, announced yesterday (April 24) that for the first time in his 35-year ministry history, he will host crusades throughout the United States, to be called “Good News: A Gospel Crusade With International Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.”
“I have come to love my country, but my heart is burning as I witness the staggering decline of morals and faith in this nation,” says Bonnke, who recently became a US citizen. “America needs the gospel like never before. Despite years of sharing God’s saving message abroad, I believe God is now calling me to turn my ministry inward to help America find renewal and revival.”
Through these Good News crusades, Bonnke will travel from city to city to inspire Americans to draw nearer to a relationship with Jesus. CFAN will partner with local churches and pastors to host the first event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 27-28.
Bonnke is best known for his Great Gospel Crusades across the continent of Africa. Earlier in his life, God placed upon Bonnke’s heart to minister throughout Africa, and he dedicated his life to holding open-air gospel campaigns throughout the continent with as many as 1.6 million people in attendance at a single meeting. Through Bonnke’s 35 years of ministry, CFAN has recorded 72 million documented decisions for Jesus Christ.
“My work in Africa came paid for mostly by American Christians, and I am so glad and thankful for their giving hearts,” Bonnke says. “But God spoke to me and said, ‘I did not send you to America for the country to just be the offering plate for Africa. I sent you to America for the sake of Americans.’”
Though Orlando will host the first Good News crusade, CFAN is already planning locations for additional events in the coming year. For more information about the the crusades, visit whatgoodnews.com.
Christ for All Nations is the international ministry of Reinhard Bonnke, founded in 1974 after God gave him a vision of the continent of Africa being saved through Christ. Since the beginning of his 39-year ministry, Bonnke has preached face-to-face to multiple millions of people in Africa, with over 72 million responding to the call of salvation by filling out a decision card and being ushered into a church follow-up program.
Today, CFAN is based in Orlando, Fla., with offices in Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong and Brazil.