Bible reading 2018MADISONVILLE, Ky. (1/1/18) — As 2017 was ushered out and the new year began, voices across Kentucky began to resound, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth … ,” during a statewide Bible reading marathon.

A non-denominational group, Kentucky Prayer Focus, initiated the effort last year and all 120 counties in the state were encouraged to take part in “Kentucky 120 United.”

Founder Mark Harrell, senior pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship in Somerset, had a vision to unite Kentuckians in proclaiming and celebrating the Word of God.

The 2018 Bible reading marathon began midnight today and will continue through 6 p.m. Thursday.

Lasting 90 hours, local participants are reading the Bible in its entirety at the Historic Hopkins County Courthouse in unison with other counties across the state.

The River in Nortonville organized the Hopkins County group. Western Kentucky coordinator Lynda Crick scheduled the readers with all reading times covered to make sure the 90-hour event runs smoothly.

“It isn't about a church or a person, it's all about reading the Bible together as a Community,” she said.

River Executive Pastor Paul McPeek kicked off the marathon at midnight with Genesis 1 after a group prayer.

River Pastor Howard Jones will wrap up the reading 6 p.m. Thursday with the final scriptures from Revelation.

Crick said several churches, organizations and local businesses as well as numerous individuals participate by reading, serving as team captains or being prayer warriors and sponsors.

Others instrumental in the marathon are Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, Madisonville Police and Fire Departments, Ferrell’s Snappy Service. Anytime Fitness and Hanson Lions Club lent the Santa house for the event in order to keep readers out of the elements, said Crick. 

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“Support and participation for the Kentucky 120 United Marathon is always phenomenal and inspirational,” Crick said.

Passersby can witness the reading of the scriptures at the courthouse lawn in downtown Madisonville off Main Street. Crick said there are still a few slots available. Anyone interested in reading can call 270-875-1553.

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter
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