WATCH: Evangelist Boldly Preaches the Gospel at Massive Secular Music Festival

Larry Tomczak, center, prays.
Larry Tomczak, center, prays. (Larry Tomczak)

Here at Bonnaroo, it really is baking hot, going up to 95 degrees today—but that's not the real story. As 100 hours of prayer were invested into this event and "ambassadors" responded to come and share the gospel with people who are here from all over America, things are really heating up!

I personally engaged today with about 25 young people, all of whom accepted my personal testimony tract, and more than half of whom thanked me for it. I spoke with people strolling on the grounds and expressed the love of God to each one personally, which gave me a bridge into their hearts.

When I left early this morning, a lady back home said with some disdain and resignation in her voice, "Huh, good luck," when I told her where I was going. Many Christian people write off outreaches at events like this because they feel the participants are too far gone to be reached with the gospel. That couldn't be further from the truth.

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Recent Barna research reveals that 2 1/2 decades ago, 89 percent of Christians believed each one of us has a personal responsibility to share the gospel in the Great Commission. Today, that figure has dropped a shocking 24 percent.

"But when He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they fainted and were scattered, like sheep without a shepherd" (Matt.9:36).

Be encouraged by the following pictures, hot off the press, showing creative lifestyle evangelism amidst crowds that are receptive and listening as we share the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ at Bonnaroo.

All photos by Larry Tomczak.

Bonnaroo prayer edited
Praying for people in the tent before going into the "highways and byways."

Bonnaroo Tract
Bonnaroo participant about to receive my tract after we talked.

Bonnaroo Weed
Our adversary is at work promoting his wares.

Bonnaroo Evangelism Sign
Sign outside our tent that draws in the crowds in creative evangelism.

Bonnaroo Gifts
Free gifts for those interested open doors for conversation.

Bonnaroo Spiritual Readings
Crowds walk by and sit down to be blessed.

Bonnaroo Friend of Sinners
Jesus was a friend of sinners.

Bonnaroo Opportunities
Opportunities abound for connecting with people who need Jesus.

Bonnaroo Friendly recipients
Friendly recipients of a personal testimony tract that plants a seed for the gospel.

Bonnaroo Blessing
In a fatherless generation, young people need hope and respond to being blessed by those who are fathers.

Bonnaroo Chairs
Chairs fill up when people encounter God's love in His ambassadors.

Bonnaroo tents
The grounds are packed with people walking by and coming out of their tents. "The fields are white ..."

Larry Tomczak is a cultural commentator of 46 yrs, Intercessors for America board member, best-selling author and a public policy adviser with Liberty Counsel. His new, innovative video/book, BULLSEYE, develops informed influencers in 30 days (see and he has a variety of resources on his website (see You can also hear his weekly podcast here.

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