Alabama Pastor to Lead 50,000 in 'Secret Church' Event
An Alabama megachurch pastor with a heart for the persecuted church will lead tens of thousands of Christians in a "secret church" event in November, the Christian Post reports. Churches, small groups and people around the world will tune into a broadcast by pastor David Platt from 6 p.m. to midnight on Nov. 4 and simulate an underground church meeting -- "an intense time of Bible study ... and prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters across the globe." Platt, who taught in underground churches and witnessed persecution firsthand in Asia, says the desire of those Christians to go to great risks to study the Bible sparked the idea for Secret Church -- so Christians could identify with those who are forced to meet in secret. "There's really nothing special about it," he said. "It's just the study of the Word and then prayer. ... The Word itself does the work. One of our goals in Secret Church from the beginning has been to study not just for our own sake, but for the sake of the nations."