A weeklong, interdenominational tent revival is underway in the Mat-Su with nightly worship, prayer and preaching from a slate of local and national leaders.

Hosted by the Valley Pastors Prayer Network, the gatherings occur each evening, through July 30. Events kick off at 6 p.m., under the theme, “Standing in the midst of the fire.”

“We hope that these eight days of revival will encourage and strengthen Christians to stand their ground in the midst of great opposition and tribulation that fights to destroy the core biblical values of Christianity in our Society today,” the Alaska Tent Revival website states. “This gathering will unite us as the body of Christ as we worship together and pray for the glory of God to rest upon Alaska. Come and join hands with other believers as we come together again as one body to give God all of the glory and honor at the Alaska Tent Revival.”

Guest ministers returning from last year include Rev. Renee Duncan, Pastor Barry Orzalli and more. This year also includes worship singers Beckah Shae and Gary Simple.

Over the course of the week the revival will focus on specific themes including, prayer for Alaska, a youth night, women, Christian unity, Alaska Natives and more.

Tent revivals, also known as tent meetings, are a tradition that began in Southern regions of America in the early 1800s. They are generally held in large tents where people congregate to pray for and seek healing, forgiveness, justice, peace and conversion of souls.

The Mat-Su revival is taking place in a large tent outside Alaska Bible College in downtown Palmer.

To learn more, visit or call (907) 717-9080.

— Click here to see the nightly calendar of events.

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Traditional tent revival looks to inspire Alaska Christians to ‘stand their ground’

Joel Davidson
Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 24 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.