JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Unite Mississippi, a nonprofit organization based in Flowood, and established to eradicate division among the people of the State of Mississippi, will host its first major event on April 27.
“A Night of Unity,” will take place at Mississippi Veterans Memorial/Jackson State University Stadium. This event will be a concert/crusade featuring Dr. Tony Evans, Israel Houghton and New Breed, and The Mississippi Mass Choir, Unite Worship Bank and many more.
It is free to the public.
The gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and festivities will begin at 4:30 p.m. with a preshow featuring local talent from the Jackson area and followed by the featured guests beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Thousands of people from across the state and region are expected to attend and many have already begun making reservations at area hotels to spend the weekend in the Jackson Metro area.
“We expect the Stadium to be filled to capacity for this event,” says Chip Miskelly, Founder and Chairman of Unite Mississippi.
The concert/crusade will be live-streamed to other states and nations, and more importantly, state and federal correctional facilities in Mississippi.
Arrangements have been made at several locations for additional parking to accommodate the many visitors and local attendees expected which include Jackson Medical Mall, Murrah High School, Bailey Magnet School, Smith Wills Stadium, Belhaven and Fondren areas, Mississippi State Fairgrounds, and the Farmer’s Market which will be reserved for those arriving on buses. Several businesses are providing buses to offer shuttle services from the parking lots to the stadium
“We believe the Night of Unity event will be the biggest of its kind to come to the Stadium since the 1975 Billy Graham Crusade,” Miskelly said, “We hope that it has a comparable impact on the people of this state.”
In addition to providing encouraging and inspirational music, “A Night of Unity” will offer a message from noted Pastor and Speaker, Dr. Tony Evans. It is the desire of all of those affiliated with Unite Mississippi that “A Night of Unity” will ignite a spirit of reconciliation, unity, and fellowship in those attending, and that they will carry this spirit back into their communities.