In heat rising well above 100 degrees on Sunday, 12,000 Christians gathered on the steps of the California Capitol building in Sacramento to pray and worship together.

The event was organized by Sean Feucht, a California-based worship leader who has been leading open-air worship events across the nation since July to inspire hope in the midst of the pandemic and to encourage the Church to be strong in the midst of government shutdowns.

At the end of July, Feucht invited California Governor Gavin Newsom to join him on the steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento to pray with him. Governor Newsom had forbade churches from worshipping over the summer, inspiring Feucht to begin these “Let Us Worship” events. There are no reports that the governor responded to the invitation or showed up at the event last night.

Last night’s 2-hour event, livestreamed and still available on Facebook, took place directly in front of the Capitol building. A team of worshippers led the crowd in several worship songs. Speakers led everyone in prayer over California, for racial reconciliation throughout the United States, and for a nationwide religious awakening.

At one point during the event, Feucht led a prayer for those who wanted to give or re-dedicate their lives to Christ. Several in the crowd raised their hands to join the prayer.

Feucht reported that 12,000 people attended the event.

One of the worship leaders captured video of the 12,000-strong crowd shouting in celebration:

 

The events have attracted criticism from media due to violating current government orders against large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But Feucht said during the event that not a single case of COVID has been traced back to any of their gatherings in 20 cities.

India Ruckle, 20 years old, attended the event because she “wanted to feel normal again and to find hope and believe that there were other people longing for community and worship.”

“I feel like these events are important because they spread the word and good news that there is hope in Jesus,” Ruckle said. “These events are His light in the darkness that surrounds our world. These events show people who are unafraid and spread bravery and courage to those who have lost hope.”

Haley, a 25-year-old who attended the event, said that she felt she belonged with those who worshipped last night, and that the worship gatherings give people the opportunity to come together. “It lets all walks of life in no matter where you’re at in your life and the possibility for God to show up is too great.”

Salvations, miracles, and baptisms have been a regular occurrence at these worship gatherings.

Feucht’s next worship event is tonight at Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington. The last time he hosted an event in Seattle, those gathered experienced great resistance from ANTIFA members, counter-protesters, and others who wanted to disrupt the gathering.

Seattle announced that Gas Works Park would be closed over the weekend to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but Feucht plans to move forward with his worship plans.

Feucht released a recap video of last night’s event in Sacramento this morning:

Caitlin Bassett

Caitlin Bassett

Caitlin Bassett graduated from Liberty University in 2017 with her Bachelor's in Politics and Policy. She grew up in the great Pacific Northwest and temporarily resides in northern California. She also writes as "the Evergreen Conservative" at www.theevergreenconservative.wordpress.com.

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  • The goal to remove Newsom and his progressive radical left cohorts by signing the re-call petition. recallgavin2020.com It is that simple. Newsom has no interest in churches and find God interrurptive and churches take space opposed to stack and pack Sustainable Development Projects. Gavin is a globalist and hates National Sovereignty. That said, the presence great for gathering signatures.

  • Really wanted to read this and share but the incredible amount of ads is a real turnoff. I’ll copy just a video of this great event and share that.

  • It is so refreshing to see this than murder and destruction. I hope this washes over the whole United States and Brings Jesus back to America. Thank you everyone who participated. God Bless America.

  • Praise God for the leadership of Sean Fruecht in these meetings; for those who came together to worship; and for those who committed their lives to Jesus as a result. Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Lord, do your work in California!

  • Amazing how they managed to have it without difficulties. Of course the media will say what they did, but it’s ok for the continuous protesting, etc as a large crowd. A bunch of hypocrites. It’s sad that the media gets paid for lies and hypocrisy. I couldn’t live with myself having a job like that. I hope he doesn’t give up on continuing his services and travels. We need GOD right now.

  • Hi I watch u on FB all the time .question for you DID U KNOW NANCY CAN BECOME ACTING PRESIDENT FOR UP TO 4 months if all VOTES ARE NOT IN BY 12-31-20. I FEEL THATS WHY SHES SOOOO WORRIED ABOUT POST OFFICE IF SHE CAN SCREW UP VOTES.NANCY AT 80 WHOS BEEN IN WHITE HOUSE 37 YRS. IS VERY CAPABLE OF DOING SHADY CRAP,COULD BECOME FIRST WOMEN PRESIDENT EVEN IF ITS ONLY TEMPORARY. SHE COULD DO ALOT TO AMERICA INCLUDING TEARING THE WALL DOWN PLEASE RESEARCH AND LET ME KNOW CAN SHE DO THIS . AND IF TRUMP HAS MONEY LEFT OVER CAN HE DO AND EXECUTIVE ORDER FOR STIMULUS FOR THE PEOPLE CUZ. NANCY IS NOT GONNA SIGN ANYTHING BELOW 2.5 TRILLION. SHES BANKING ON THE POST OFFICE TO SCREW WITH TH HE MAIL PLEASE RESPOND THANK YOU SINCERELY. LESLIE

  • I can’t believe people sometimes. Let’s take the best and most motivated people of faith and pack them together in close contact during a pandemic and see what happens. Do you want to promote illness and death? Are you daring God to make nature work according to natural law? Why not conduct your prayer service 500 yards off shore in the ocean and see how many people drown? Not a mask in sight and herded together like sardines. Sometimes I despair for mankind,

    • Spiritual Law supersedes natural law. God has granted divine protection for His people at over 20 gatherings. That’s what faith is all about. God is so much bigger than Covid. All the Glory to the Most High God.

    • Please look at the actual numbers, they continue to drop and those at high risk, mainly the elderly should self isolate, stay as healthy as possible and be cautious. For the rest and large majority of the population – this is no more than a bad flu – numbers are dropping and all the hype on face masks – several studies show they don’t work. If you’re right I’m sure the bodies will start to drop soon. Considering the percentages coming out – not holding my breath for that to occur. I for one, support ditching the masks, ditching the fear and stepping out in faith and courage to worship and praise the one true and only Creator of the Universe ! Praise Jesus! Love the Baptisms!

  • I was there, front row, and WoW !!! 😀
    So awesome ! Great music, fantastic prayer leaders, and what a sound system ! I guess I only ‘thought’ my stereo system was powerful 😀 lol
    I wanna’ do that again ! 🙂

  • I am a Christian, but this event is completely irresponsible. You are disobeying the rules by gathering in a large place and not wearing masks. That is not Christian. Almost certainly, Covid cases increase dramatically because of this. What if someone dies? That death is unnecessary and on you. I am certain that Jesus would say even one unnecessary death is too much.

    • LT do you believe the Bible? The Apostle Paul said, “Do not forsake the assembling together with other believers and even more so as the Day draws near.” The time of the Anti-Christ is at hand. This is the last days and we must assemble together. Newsome has already stated that he wants to destroy the Church. He is an Atheist and hates the very name of Jesus. Since what he has said what he has said, his edicts are against the Word of God, and therefore we are under no obligation to obey anything Newsome says. God comes first not any of mans laws. Also, I am a retired RN, and medically speaking, Covid-19 only has a world wide death rate of about 0.003%. The annual death rate from influenza is 2-5% in the USA only. If you don’t understand what I am saying , I’ll put it like this, Covid as compared to influenza has a death rate of 600 time less. You have a greater chance of dying by a lightening strike on a clear day than dying by Covid.

  • Praise the Lord! He’s who we need to go to in every situation. So good to see so many people out there. People assume if you live in a democratic city that you agree with the things that are going on. I live in one and am not a democrat and do not agree with anything they are doing. God bless you DAVID and keep you safe from harm and illness. Keep up the good work.