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Dr. Alex McFarland Leads Prayer Rally at Second Annual ‘Heart and Soul’ Event on September 16

Author, Preacher and Religion/Culture Expert Says There’s No Better Time to Pray and Petition for Our Nation

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—With violence permeating many U.S. cities, the family structure breaking down across America, and one of the most crucial elections in history approaching, there’s no better time to pray.

It’s for this reason that Dr. Alex McFarland, Covenant Love Church and the American Family Association are partnering for “Heart & Soul: A Night of Prayer and Worship” on Sept. 16 at Festival Park in Fayetteville, N.C.

McFarland (www.AlexMcFarland.com), a nationally known pastor, religion and culture expert, radio and television host, and author of the new book “Stand Strong America,” will open the four-hour event with a 5 p.m. prayer rally, followed by a time of worship.

“In helping to plan this amazing event, we have already felt God at work,” McFarland said. “Last year, more than 2,000 attended a night of prayer and worship in Festival Park, and we are looking forward to even more this year. There couldn’t be a better time for community members to come together for the sole purpose of petitioning God with prayer and praising His name. We look forward to an incredible night that will be the spark for revival across the state of North Carolina and our nation.”

Reads the HeartandSoul.org website: “This is more than a moment. More than words on a page. More than music from a stage. This is us laying it all down for something more, something real. This is our whole life given to the One who gave His all. This is His breath in our lungs, His beat in our hearts; the longing of our souls and the fire shut up in our bones. This is raw, unfiltered, unashamed. This is worship, and we’re giving Him everything we got.”

WHO: Dr. Alex McFarland, Covenant Love Church in Fayetteville, N.C., and the American Family Association.
WHAT: Heart & Soul: A Night of Prayer and Worship
WHERE: Festival Park, 335 Ray Ave., Fayetteville, N.C. 28301
WHEN: 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16
WHY: To pray over our nation, our cities, the unified Church in America and our military and law enforcement officers
HOW: The event is free and no registration is required (unless volunteering; click here). For more information, visit www.heartandsoul.org, the event Facebook page or the promotional video.

McFarland hosts a daily show on American Family Radio, a division of the American Family Association, called “Exploring the Word,” co-hosted with Bert Harper.

McFarland recently released his latest book, “Stand Strong America.” Co-authored with evangelist and apologist Jason Jimenez—McFarland’s co-host of the “Viral Truth” television program, which airs on the National Religious Broadcasters network—“Stand Strong America” addresses the idea that Americans are weary of the poor character and decisions of their leaders, including laws that may not coincide with their faith. The book is available at AlexMcFarland.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble or Christianbook.com.

He is also the author of “The God You Thought You Knew: Exposing the 10 Biggest Myths About Christianity,” in which he dispels the myths and untruths about Christianity and replaces that with the truth of who God really is, as well as “10 Questions Every Christian Must Answer,” “10 Issues that Divide Christians,” “10 Answers for Skeptics” and the “Stand” series of devotions for teens. McFarland is an expert in the field of apologetics—the practice of defending the Christian faith in a world where faith in Christ is plummeting at alarming rates.

McFarland has spent years working with young people and takes their questions to heart. He has preached in more than 1,300 churches and has been featured at conferences such as the Billy Graham School of Evangelism, Focus on the Family’s “Big Dig” and California’s “Spirit West Coast,” sharing the platform with Chuck Colson, Eric Metaxas, Josh McDowell and others. He also serves as Director for Christian Worldview and Apologetics at the Christian Worldview Center of North Greenville University (www.ngu.edu) in Greenville, S.C.

Part evangelist, part apologist, part educator and part broadcaster, McFarland focuses on communicating the message of salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ. He co-hosts the daily, live radio program “Exploring the Word” on American Family Radio’s Talk Network, heard on approximately 140 stations across the country, and the weekly television show “Viral Truth,” airing on the National Religious Broadcasters Network, which he co-hosts with Jason Jimenez.

For more information on Dr. Alex McFarland, visit www.AlexMcFarland.com or follow him on Facebook or on Twitter @AlexMcFarland.

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