Billy Graham

After months of planning and preparation, Pittsburgh will host Christian evangelist Franklin Graham, son of Billy Graham, and a variety of Christian speakers and musicians this weekend during the Three Rivers Festival of Hope.

Cynthia Scott, Chair of the Leadership Team for the festival, says Pittsburgh has not seen a religious gathering of this magnitude since Billy Graham visited in 1993.

Community-minded volunteers will spread throughout the North Shore Thursday with paintbrushes and trash bags as part of the Community Action Project (CAP) that also will include food, music and family activities.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) partnered with the Urban Impact Foundation and Light of Life Rescue Mission for the event.