In 1831, the Parish Church of St. Helena joined with the Beaufort Baptist Church for a community revival by bringing in an evangelical Presbyterian Minister to preach from its pulpit. During this revival, 40 young men in the Beaufort community of about 600 gave up professional roles to enter the Episcopal ministry. Six of these men later became bishops in the Episcopal Church. That revival is now referred to as the Great Revival of 1831.
Again believing that what unites us is far greater than what divides us, St. Helena’s has invited Dr. Tony Evans, a Black Baptist evangelist from Texas, to once again lead a community revival. And, once again will partner with another church, the Community Bible Church, that is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
Although the Community Bible Church and St. Helena have two very different worship services, both possess a desire to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ within this community. This time the Revival will be held at Community Bible Church as it seats over 2,100. The revival runs April 26-27 with doors opening at 6 p.m. Praise music will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by the service from 7 until 8:30 p.m. A nursery is provided on a first come, first serve basis, for four and under.
Our prayer is that we will again ignite a spark for another Great Revival that inspires kingdom living from Beaufort to the ends of the earth.
At the young age of 18, Tony Evans answered the call of God to give his life to full-time ministry.
From that point forward, he made it his goal to study, practice and teach the truths found in God’s unchanging word. Community Bible Church is located 638 Parris Island Gateway. For more information contact Jan Pringle, 843-263-7113.