On September 10. 2014, we held our initial ‘kick off’ service. Only three from the community attended. We don’t despise our small beginnings.
However, many from our community joined us a month later, October 18, as we launched New Life Wilkesboro on the VFW Campground in North Wilkesboro during the Carolina Crusades. On that day, statewide, more than 1,700 were in attendance at these 10 new locations. Many came to the Lord and we witnessed more than 500 who were filled with the Spirit, 87 baptized in Jesus’ name and more than 40 notable miracles.
Shortly after, Pastor Jonathan and Dottie Russell moved their family to North Wilkesboro and began to ‘sow the seed’ of revival in Wilkes County.