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One of the nation’s leading spiritual speakers will make a two-day stop next weekend in Indianapolis for a free revival that organizers say could draw 12, 000 people.

Anne Graham Lotz, 64, second daughter of world-renowned evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham, will headline the “Just Give Me Jesus” Indy tour at the Indiana Convention Center.

Lotz will be joined by Christian speakers Sheila Bailey, Babbie Mason and recording artist Fernando Ortega.

“Just Give Me Jesus is the answer to the heart’s cry of many women in our area who have been praying for a fresh touch from Jesus for our state,” Kris Halsmer, co-chair of the Indianapolis organizing committee, said in a news release.

Lotz, founder and president of AnGel Ministries, launched “Just Give Me Jesus” in 2000, and the revival since has visited 30 cities, most recently in September in Augusta, Ga.

She has toured the world speaking about God for the past 30 years; written 11 books, including the best-selling “Just Give Me Jesus”; and been named one of Time magazine’s “Top 5 Evangelists of Our Time.” More information about Lotz is at

“The focus of ‘Just Give Me Jesus’ is to bring women into a fresh encounter with Jesus Christ so that their hearts will be revived,” Lotz said in a news release.

The event is 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Doors open a half hour before each day’s program. No tickets are required.

Lotz’s father, Rev. Billy Graham, 94, last visited Indianapolis in 1999 during his trademark crusade, which filled the RCA Dome and drew about 250,000 people to the city. Graham, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease and has been in failing health in recent years, reportedly claims a lifetime audience of 2.2 billion people through his crusades, radio and television programs and newspaper columns. His wife Ruth Graham died June 14, 2007, at age of 87. He now lives in North Carolina.

The local organizing committee of Just Give Me Jesus is comprised of hundreds of volunteers, mainly women, from various denominations and counties across Central Indiana. More information about the revival is available at (317) 275-7380 or online

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