Christians in Media is gearing up for the third annual March for Jesus in downtown Augusta on Saturday.
The group, composed of Bryton Entertainment, television station WBPI(Channel 49) and radio stations WAFJ-FM (88.3), WUCC-FM (99.9) and WNRR-AM (1380), is asking the community to gather at Curtis Baptist Church at 8 a.m. Saturday and start the march at 8:30 a.m.
The path of walkers will be a part of a grand processional from the church to Augusta Common with activities commencing at 9 a.m. at the common. The morning will include musicians, speakers and a kids’ zone. Food and product vendors will be set up. The activities will end at noon.
“… I don’t know how to do it myself, so we got … Christians in the media together and God did it,” said Dorothy Spaulding, the president and founder of the television station.
The initial event in 2015 consisted of about 12,000 participants.
Spaulding said this year’s march will be led by about 100 bikers from the area, followed by a color guard, banner carriers, dancers andcross carriers.
“It’s something to see, something to experience,” Spaulding said. “Everyone who has been to one, you feel it.”
Red hats and shirts with the March for Jesus logo are available at the WBPI studio in North Augusta or at MarchForJesusAugusta.com. Some items will be available at the walk Saturday.
“We chose red because we believe that there’s going to be a revival in the land,” Spaulding said. In Christian worship services, red is traditionally used to represent the Pentecost, a time to remember the descent of the Holy Spirit on Christ’s followers.
For more information on the march, visit the website.