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Schedule of Events


CRUsade of HOPE

October 7th-10th will be the Crusade of Hope. The Crusade of Hope is an event put together by the Holmes Baptist Association and will be held nightly, at 6:30pm, at First Baptist Bonifay. The crusade will feature evangelist David Burton sharing each night in his captivating style. Along with the  service at First Baptist geared towards adults, the youth will have a nightly service at First Baptist's Impact building that is uniquely geared towards them. Teens from all over the county will be able to enjoy the event, being led by qualified adults, ensuring their experience is special. There will also be a nursery provided for any family needing to place their child there during the service. The doors will open each night at 5:30pm.


Canvassing the community

September 22nd and 29th, multiple churches will be canvassing the county, inviting everyone to the crusade. Ask your church if they would like to participate or, contact us, and we will plug you into a group that is scheduled to go out.

Back-to-school bash

August 18th, at 6pm at First Baptist Bonifay is  a back-to-school event for all students, 6th- 12th grade, called Hope Rising. This event will feature fun games, unbelievable prizes, and live music by Providence Rd.; to finish up the night, Nate Casteneda will be speaking. This event is a preview of  the upcoming Crusade of Hope for all students. For more information, please contact us

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Coach Bobby Bowden

On Tuesday, October 9th, the Crusade of Hope will host a Sports Night. The Sports Night will feature Hall of Fame Coach, Bobby Bowden. The event will take place at Memorial Field of Bonifay at 6:30pm. 

Bobby Bowden is known as much for his affable charm as he is for his championship teams. Having coached young men in seven decades, he is the winningest coach in major college football history. Bowden guided Florida State University to more than three hundred victories, two national championships, twelve Atlantic Coast Conference titles, finishing in the top five in the country in fourteen straight seasons, and he also led the Seminoles to Bowl Games in twenty-eight consecutive seasons during his thirty-four-year tenure. Bowden was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2006.


David Burton

David grew up in a small country town called Tiptonville in West Tennessee. David met his wife (Kathy) at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, then moved to Fort Worth, Texas where David attended and graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

David has pastored churches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Florida. From 1989 until 2015, David served the Florida Baptist Convention in various roles within the evangelism department. In 2015, David began a nonprofit, David Burton Ministries, traveling all over the country, sharing the Gospel in a unique and captivating way.

Click HERE to learn more about David and his ministry.


Get Involved

Want to get involved with the Crusade of Hope? Click the different buttons below to learn how you can best serve.


PRay For the Event

Can you join the prayer team leading up to event? We are looking for dedicated people to pray for the event, individually or with a group, as we prepare for this incredible event. Please click the button below to sign-up and to let us know that you will be joining in prayer with countless others.

Volunteer at the event

Leading up to, and during the Crusade, there will be a lot of opportunities to serve. You can join a team canvassing the community prior to the event. You can assist with greeting each night of the event. Or, you can volunteer to be placed in a needed area. 

promote the event

If your daily schedule makes it hard to commit to volunteering; then we could use your assistance promoting the event. Click the button below, you will be redirected to a page with various promotional resources to use on your digital platforms.