Clay Clark of the ThrivetimeShow podcast has organized his second massively successful gathering of 2021, this one quickly selling out as 10,000 attendees from across the country packed a huge outdoor tent structure on the property of The River Church, pastored by Rodney Howard-Browne. Browne made headlines in 2020 when he was arrested after continuing to hold church services during the nationwide shut-down for COVID-19. The charges were eventually dropped, and the experience solidified Browne as the champion of religious freedom for many.
The Health and Freedom conferences, billed as the Reopen America tour, are the brainchild of Clay Clark, the founder of thrive15.com, a website offering online training for entrepreneurs. Clark knew he had tapped into something huge when his first Health and Freedom conference, held in Tulsa in April 2021, was quickly overwhelmed by 50,000 people requesting tickets for a venue that could only accommodate 4,000.
The events feature a long lineup of speakers, including Gen. Michael Flynn, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, Judy Mikovits, Sherry Tenpenny, Mark Burns, Greg Locke and many others. Clark, who organizes and emcees each event, told Charisma, "The Reopen America tour is about killing the spirit of fear, exposing the truth about medical fraud, election fraud and the great reset, and sharing the truth that Jesus is King, and He's not done with America yet."
Clark's announcement to the Tampa crowd that the name may change from Reopen America to Reawaken America met with thunderous applause and cheers from the thousands in attendance, many of whom consider themselves Christian patriots who want to see America return to its Judeo-Christian foundation. They believe a great revival may be our nation's only hope.
Clark, who referenced George Whitefield and the Great Awakening of the 18th century, followed by the Second Great Awakening in the early 19th century, told the crowd, "I don't believe the Third Great Awakening is coming. I believe the greatest awakening we've ever seen is coming!" The atmosphere at the Tampa event was hopeful and energetic, and networking was encouraged. More than a conference, many sensed they were witnessing the birth of a movement as people from across the country came together to stand up for faith and freedom.
Flynn summed up the primary message when he addressed the Tampa crowd and said, "You're here because you love America! You're here to hear a message, and that message is: get involved! Local involvement produces national results!"
The Tampa event was held June 17–19, and the tour will continue throughout 2021. Events have already been planned for Anaheim in July, Grand Rapids in August and Colorado Springs in September. On Thursday in Tampa, Clark announced that a Texas event is now being planned for November at a venue that seats 20,000. For more information, visit thrivetimeshow.com.
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