Historic Unity in Faith: 25,000 March for Jesus in Paris

Over 25,000 individuals flooded the streets of Paris for an unprecedented display of faith during the “March For Jesus.” The event saw Christians from diverse backgrounds unify under the banner of their shared belief.

During his speech near the iconic Eiffel Tower, Pastor Jean Luc Trachsel emphasized love as the cornerstone of global impact. He said, “If we want to touch the world, there is one condition: to love each other as Christ loved us.”

This year marked a record-breaking turnout for the march, which spanned Paris and Lille, Nantes, Metz, and Strasbourg. The increase in participants highlighted a growing public declaration of faith.

The event was orchestrated by a coalition of ministries, demonstrating an impressive unity across theological divides. “Christians of all denominations raised the name of Jesus above their differences,” reported

Gilbert Léonian, coordinator of the Paris march, shared his role in fostering unity among varied evangelical Protestant communities. He emphasized the event’s inclusive nature, involving denominations from MLK to Hillsong and traditional Protestant to charismatic churches.

According to the organizers, the first March For Jesus occurred in Paris in 1991 and has since been a fixture in smaller cities. However, this year’s march in Paris significantly surpassed previous records, with attendance estimates confirmed by French authorities.

Pastor Trachsel articulated the march’s purpose: “We are not here for a religion or to promote our church, but because of someone who has touched us deeply – Jesus.”

He noted the diverse Christian representation, including Catholics, Pentecostals, Baptists, and Orthodox believers. Trachsel stressed that the focus was on celebrating the singular name of Jesus.

The event concluded with performances from Hillsong FR and the Catholic group Glorious. Trachsel reported numerous attendees experiencing spiritual renewal, with many “saved, healed, and baptized in the Holy Spirit.”

He expressed a powerful sentiment of global revival, suggesting, “If God does this in France, He can and will do it throughout Europe and the world’s nations. It is harvest time, and revival has begun.” Amidst global turmoil, Trachsel sees the growing faith as a beacon of hope and a testament to the Gospel’s transformative power.

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