Haylee Freeman, Staff Writer

Despite the Corona Virus and all the craziness in the world right now, Impact 2020 was still able to have a big turnout. Everything from the band to the speaker was right on point. Hundreds of youth attended this event, and all seemed to enjoy it. Heath Williams and his band did such a good job leading us all in worship. On Saturday, all the churches met at the Ford Complex and played games, ate hotdogs, and hung out. It was a great time for churches to come together and for the youth from all churches to bond as one big group all combined. The theme for this years Impact was “Crave.” The students were learning how we all crave something bigger than us and more than us. They were learning how to crave God with everything in them. Over a hundred students accepted Christ at this event. It was a wonderful turnout, and if you did not get a chance to attend, we hope you can next year because it was a great experience for all.

“Impact was a great experience. It involved churches from all over the county to come together and worship as one. Each session was filled with the Holy Spirit. Heath Williams and his band did an awesome job leading the youth in worship. My favorite part was the last night. The acoustic worship session with Justin Cook and his wife was amazing. It allowed us to truly focus on what we were there for and get rid of all distractions. Dr. Dwight Easler brought a powerful message straight from the Bible that I’m sure touched many lives. Overall, Impact 2020 was fantastic.” –

Berkley Richards, student at Gaffney High and member of Corinth Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC

“Impact is always something I look forward to every year. It’s a time when students from all around Cherokee County can gather together and worship together. I think that is the most amazing part because we come from different schools and denominations but we are all there to worship. I thoroughly enjoyed this years Impact because with everything going on in the world around us it gave me a peace that God was still in control no matter what.” –

Katelyn Hogg, student at Gaffney High and member of Grassy Pond Baptist Church in Gaffney, SC