Tent revival to hold second meeting

Published 9:38 pm Monday, May 17, 2021

The Tent Revival Committee plans a second meeting in preparation for the fall event for Suffolk and its surrounding areas.

A second meeting for the October 2021 Rekindle Virginia Tent Revival is scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 27 at Trinity Christian Church of Suffolk, 128 Franklin St. Even though the meeting is in Suffolk, this revival is also for the surrounding areas, including Smithfield, Isle of Wight and Northeastern North Carolina.

This tent revival will be a three-night event to bring spiritual renewal to the area with activities for adults and teenagers.


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“God brought many mighty revivals through the Second Great Awakening in America, which was in Virginia between 1740 and 1790,” said Dalton. “He did it once, and He can do it again.”

The first organization meeting was held on April 22. At this meeting, Dot Dalton, the founder and former president of Impact Suffolk, was voted chairman. Magnolia United Methodist Church was chosen to be a co-sponsor of the tent revival, and donations can be sent to 1764 Wilroy Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. Attn: Rekindle Virginia.

The dates and location of this revival have not been confirmed yet. The various committees for this revival are still securing a site and will have set dates once that happens. However, the area can still plan for a three-night revival this October.

“We encourage church leaders, youth leaders and individuals to come, who believe that Jesus Christ is Savior and Lord and want to see the power of God at work in our area,” said Dalton. “People must also want our churches to be in unity and believing for revival.”

Rekindle Virginia Tent Revival is based upon a soon to be released book compiled by Dalton, called “Rekindle Virginia: The Flames of Revival,” which recounts the many revivals that spread across America and had their start in Virginia.

To learn more about the tent revival, future meetings, volunteer opportunities or Dalton’s book, visit rekindleva.com. This website will also be kept up to date for information leading up to the event.