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Hope for the Mountains


Hope for the Mountains is a one-day evangelistic event scheduled for November 11 at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Hope for the Mountains will feature evangelist Jon Reed, the Jason Lovins Band and other special guests as we seek to reach the lost. Kentucky Baptist churches from all over the state are encouraged to attend, bring their unreached and unchurched friends and to serve in various capacities during the event.

Evangelist Jon Reed

Jon Reed, a Georgia-based evangelist, leads revivals and evangelistic crusades throughout the South. He has a burning desire to reach the Appalachian region with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His straight-forward preaching style stokes the fires of revival everywhere he goes. Jon Reed Ministries began in the Summer of 2004 with the goal of igniting the fires of evangelism in local churches and encouraging Christians to fulfill the Great Commission. 

Jason Lovins Band

Jason Lovins, leader and founder of the Jason Lovins Band, has turned his life's beginnings into a stirring testimony, even though the negativity of it could have turned him toward bitterness. Jason's mother was raped and became pregnant with him when she was 15 years old. Jason was born into a Christian family where abortion is not an option, no matter what the circumstances. It was clear that this baby, Jason, was to have life and to live it in glory to the Lord.

Jason "Bubba" Stewart

Bubba, worship and music strategist at the Kentucky Baptist Convention, will be leading a 300-voice choir and orchestra. Bubba is a familiar face in churches across Kentucky. He is a much sought-after worship leader and mentor to others who serve in that role in local churches. Bubba has lots of experience when it comes to Christian music. Kentuckians would likely have seen the choirs he leads on Kentucky Educational Television during the Christmas season.

Amy Compston

Amy was anything but inspiring for most of her adult life. She became a drug and alcohol addict early in her teenage years and seemed destined for a life of dependency on substances. She spent 14 years trying to find joy and happiness in drugs and alcohol and "whatever I could get my hands on." She was an addict who experimented with it all - crystal meth, cocaine, heroin, ecstasy, and acid. That is, until 2012, when she surrendered her life fully to Jesus Christ.

Veterans Recognition

Hope for the Mountains coincides with Veterans Day, and all U.S. military veterans will be recognized. Click here to register your attendance.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

Hope for the Mountains will offer interpreters for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Interpreters will be RID certified.

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