For years pastors and community leaders here in East Texas have been praying about a unified effort to serve the community and proclaim the Good News to the masses.

After much prayer, discussion and God’s clear direction on timing, we are happy to announce the CityFest East Texas movement focused on sharing hope to the hurting in our region.

CityFest East Texas with Andrew Palau is a region-wide evangelistic campaign focused on serving the region and proclaiming the Good News. It came about as a result of years of prayer and planning by hundreds of leaders from the faith, business, and civic communities in East Texas and the surrounding area. The vision is to see the Christian community come together in greater unity, service, and proclamation - showing the community at-large the joy, peace, love, and grace of Jesus Christ.

This campaign is focused on encouraging unity and collaboration across all communities, denominations, and ethnicities. Together, as the Body of Christ, we want to celebrate and accelerate the work of the Church over the long term, helping further influence culture, change lives, and inspire other cities to do the same.

It all begins now with a massive, months-long effort to mobilize churches to expand and multiply efforts to serve our region's greatest needs. It culminates with a series of outreach events strategically designed to share the love of Christ with key groups of people in our community, including university students, business/civic leaders, prisoners, etc.  The final event is an outdoor, family-oriented festival in 2019 that will celebrate this amazing effort and share the message of Jesus with thousands through the ministry of evangelist Andrew Palau.

For more than 24 years Andrew Palau has played a key role in the ministry of the Luis Palau Association. He has been instrumental in building the LPA model for citywide outreach as an evangelist, director, and key team leader. He has guided campaigns, led church relations efforts, trained thousands of believers in friendship evangelism, and proclaimed the Good News of Jesus Christ in person to hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide.

His weekly radio broadcasts are heard by millions of people on thousands of radio outlets in dozens of countries. He is also the author of multiple books, including Secret Life of a Fool, a retelling of his personal journey to faith in Christ, and What is Christmas?, a groundbreaking evangelistic book published in China in 2012.  He is also a regular contributor to national publications with articles on issues of faith, and a favorite speaker at conferences and gatherings around the world.