Stallings to be Suffolk tent revival’s worship leader 

Published 5:49 pm Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Joseph Stallings of Virginia Beach will serve as worship leader during the Rekindle Virginia Tent Revival next month.

“Joseph has a passion to see people from every race, background and culture come into an intimate encounter with Jesus Christ,” said Dot Dalton, chair of the organizing committee for the revival, which will be held Oct. 8-10 at Bennett’s Creek Park in north Suffolk. “

Stalling has led worship with many ministries, including overseas with Gordon Robertson of CBN and CBN Cares; Catch the Fire; Joy Ministries; and Isikabla Ministries. He is the new pastor of a multicultural church called IMPACT Church in Chesapeake.

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Service times for the tent revival will be 7 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Speakers will be Chief Anne Richardson of Indian Neck and Bishop E.W. Jackson of Chesapeake on Friday, Bishop Leon Benjamin of Richmond on Saturday, and Dr. Peter McLewin of Norfolk on Sunday.

Special music will be provided by Jack Nield and Will and Deb Gunderson on Friday, The Dunns and pastor Maria Benjamin on Saturday, and God’s Messenger and Margaret McLewin on Sunday. There will also be praise dancing groups.

There will be live Christian bands and gospel music from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Luke O’Neal, Christopher Liverman’s band and singers Three For One will play Saturday. Sunday will be Rodney Rittenhouse, Gregory Lawrence and Don Davis.

“Come as a family to sit in the big tent or outside on your own lawn chairs,” Dalton said.

Two food trucks will be available.

Youth Explosion K-12 will start one hour before the evening service in the park’s skateboard area.

The last revival organizing meeting will be Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at Magnolia United Methodist Church, the co-sponsor of the tent revival.  It is located at 1764 Wilroy Road, Suffolk.

For information, visit or callDalton at 757-255-2134.