It is a move of God geared at evangelizing this generation with the timeless truth of God’s transforming power. What started in 2009 as a gathering of 350 people has grown into a gathering in Ohio of close to 6,000 people and a nationwide simulcast audience reaching close to 50,000 people. It is not a conference, and it is not a revival, it is a life changing encounter with the presence of God! The sole purpose of the event is to connect the power of Christ with a person’s real life.
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Each night a different, recognizable speaker, from different walks of life, shares their story of how God changed their life from Tragedy Into Triumph. Last year through this effort over 320 people gave their hearts to Jesus Christ for the first time! Since the event’s inception over 1200 people have accepted Christ through this event, and those are just the ones we know about! The event is a ministry of Heritage Church of the Nazarene in Circleville, Ohio.
How did it all Begin?
After hearing the tragic story of Siran Stacy’s family , Rev. Wendell Brown began to pray about having Siran share his story with his congregation. As he began to pray, the Lord made it clear to him that an event should be started called Tragedy Into Triumph to allow people the opportunity to hear the change that God can bring to a person’s life, in spite of tragic, or horrific circumstances. From it’s beginnings Tragedy Into Triumph has been geared to take the worst of the world (Sin, Addiction, Pain, Loss, Depression, Pornography, etc.), and allow God the opportunity to work through someone else’s tragedy to bring Triumph. “It was one of those amazing moments where I know there was clear direction from the Lord! I will never forget that moment!” , said Rev. Brown. God is now calling us to share this real life change that can happen with the rest of the USA/Canada region.
Previous Speakers Include:
Chris Spielman – ESPN Analyst
Gene Stallings – National Championship Football Coach from University of Alabama
Wayne Huizenga, Jr. – Blockbuster Video
Ashley Smith Robinson- 2015 Movie Captive Based On Her Life
David Nasser – Former Muslin
Kylie Bisutti – Former Victoria Secret Model
Sam Childers – Machine Gun Preacher
Anthony Munoz – Cincinnati Bengals
Michael Franzese – Former Mob Boss
Sonny Sandoval – Lead Singer of P.O.D.
Brian “Head” Welch – Guitarist from KORN
Annie Lober’t – Former High Class Call Girl
Nancy Stafford – Actress – Matlock
Janine Turner – Actress – Northern Exposure/Friday Night Lights/Cliffhanger
Kelly Wright – Fox News
Danny Gokey – American Idol
Justin Wren – UFC Fighter
Taya Kyle -American Sniper’s Wife
Daryl Strawberry- MLB All Star
Scott Rigsby – Double Amputee IronMan
Abby Johnson- Former Abortion Clinic Director