Revival fire spreads from Asbury to Lee University

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – Thousands of people are flooding to Wilmore, Kentucky, to attend an ongoing chapel service.

But what started in Kentucky has now made its way to Lee University.

Lee University’s Stone Chapel is home to a 60 hour church service – one that’s still going on.

“People want to hope. They want peace. They want joy in their lives, and nothing else is doing that for them except for calling on God. I think that’s why we’re all here,” said Faye Palmer, a Cleveland resident.

People are calling this ongoing service a revival.

A place for transformational peace, where students and community members come together to sing, praise, and share their testimonies all hours of the day.

Lee University student Kaylee Joyner said the feeling is palpable. “Some of my friends have been talking about how hungry people are for the Lord. And I think when you walk in you can feel that.”

The service started off as a religion class on Monday morning.

But now it’s grown into something much bigger.

“I’m just standing here shaking, you know? Because it’s powerful. We’re looking for the power and glory of God to show up and do what he said he would do. And he’s doing that,” said Palmer.

Some students say they’ve stayed up until 3 a.m. taking communion.

Local pastor Tim Bracken said  this service will have a lasting influence on our community. “It’ll probably be years before we really realize what’s come out of this, the positive that has come out of this revival.”

Currently, this prayer service has no end in sight.

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