Graham Launches Decision America Tennessee Tour

Tour Begins May 15 in Chattanooga with Prayer, Music and Life-Changing Message of Hope

Evangelist Franklin Graham wants the people of Tennessee to pray for a miracle—the kind of miracle that will solve the racial, political and cultural divisions that are leaving people across America filled with fear and uncertainty. That is why on May 15 at 7:30 p.m., he is bringing Decision America Tennessee Tour to Chattanooga's Coolidge Park.

"Last year I went to all 50 state capitals to encourage Christians to pray for America. But our country is still in trouble and needs prayer more than ever. We desperately need a spiritual transformation," said Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and the international Christian relief organization Samaritan's Purse. "Christians are the key to this spiritual transformation in America, and that's why I will also be challenging people in Tennessee to stand boldly for God, live according to biblical principles and get involved in their communities."

In Chattanooga, the one-day Decision America Tennessee Tour event will feature prayer plus live music from Dove Award-winning band The Afters and a message of hope from Graham. Decision America Tennessee Tour is free and everyone is invited to attend.

"We all face crossroads in our lives—moments when we need to make important decisions," said Graham. "Through these events across Tennessee, people will have the opportunity to make a decision that can impact their lives, not only now, but for eternity."

Graham said that even as he traveled the country last year with Decision America Tour, speaking to and praying with more than 230,000 people who joined him along the way, he felt a calling to share the same life-changing message of Jesus Christ in smaller towns where larger events may not typically visit.

In addition to Chattanooga, Graham is bringing the Decision America Tennessee Tour to Clarksville (May 18), Jackson (May 19) and will finish in Memphis (May 21). For additional information, visit


  • Interviews with Franklin Graham
  • Interviews with people attending Decision America Tennessee Tour
  • Video of the event (media riser and audio connections available)

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