Lake Charles man hosting youth revival tour - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Lake Charles man hosting youth revival tour

LAKE CHARLES, LA -

For Ryant Piper of Lake Charles, church is like home.

"Just having a family that you know you can go to that will support you every time," said Piper. "It's the most important thing in the world."

Piper is a musician for his church in DeRidder. Now, he's taking his inspiration on the road and Lake Charles is one of his stops. Piper, along with his brothers who own a local production company that host various church events, are planning a youth revival tour to encourage young adults across Louisiana to show them what going to church has to offer.

"We're trying to really just go city to city to spark up young people and to bring more young people together," said Piper. "One setting. All denominations, all religions, all churches. We're just young people that said, "Hey. Let's put this thing together and make it happen for our generation."

At 23-years-old, Piper has already helped host two youth revivals including one in his college town of Lorman, Mississippi, where he attended Alcorn State University. He's also hosted another revival in DeRidder.

"I had my little testimony of when God really dealt with me as far as a young person with my struggle a few years ago," said Piper. "Once I realized who I am and once I looked at myself in the mirror and realized that God, this isn't me. That's when my life completely changed. I pretty much became a better person and ever since that day, that's when I realized, that "Hey, I got a better calling."

Now he hopes to help others do the same.

"I vision the place filled with young people more than what the seats are in here," said Piper.

The revival will be held at Word of Hope Family Worship Center located at 3975 E. Prien Lake Rd on Friday and Saturday, February 7-8 at 7 p.m.

The event will be open to the public.

Copyright 2014 KPLC. All rights reserved.

  • More Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • New Dequincy Senior Center opening in March

    New Dequincy Senior Center opening in March

    Thursday, February 22 2018 7:06 PM EST2018-02-23 00:06:12 GMT

    The Calcasieu Council on Aging says the opening of the new Dequincy Senior Center is set for Friday, March 16th, 2018 according to a news release. The center will be located at 500 S. Grand Avenue and is a partnership with JCE Healthcare Group, LLC and the City of Dequincy.  The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon offering a wide variety of services to enhance the lives of the aging population. Life enrichment activities to promote social...

    More >>

    The Calcasieu Council on Aging says the opening of the new Dequincy Senior Center is set for Friday, March 16th, 2018 according to a news release. The center will be located at 500 S. Grand Avenue and is a partnership with JCE Healthcare Group, LLC and the City of Dequincy.  The hours of operation will be Monday thru Friday from 8:00 am to 12 noon offering a wide variety of services to enhance the lives of the aging population. Life enrichment activities to promote social...

    More >>
  • BREAKING

    Police: Barricade situation occurs after man caught burglarizing home

    Police: Barricade situation occurs after man caught burglarizing home

    Thursday, February 22 2018 6:08 PM EST2018-02-22 23:08:18 GMT
    (Source LCPD)(Source LCPD)
    (Source LCPD)(Source LCPD)

    A lockdown situation on N. Prater Street is over. Authorities surrounded a house at 418 N. Prater Street. Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies and Lake Charles police officers were asking a person inside the home to come out with their hands up. The person eventually came out from the house. A lockdown at J.D. Clifton Elementary has been lifted. Lake Charles police requested that the school be placed under a precautionary exterior lockdown. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.&nb

    More >>

    A lockdown situation on N. Prater Street is over. Authorities surrounded a house at 418 N. Prater Street. Calcasieu Sheriff's deputies and Lake Charles police officers were asking a person inside the home to come out with their hands up. The person eventually came out from the house. A lockdown at J.D. Clifton Elementary has been lifted. Lake Charles police requested that the school be placed under a precautionary exterior lockdown. Copyright 2018 KPLC. All rights reserved.&nb

    More >>
  • Jeff Davis student arrested on terrorizing charges

    Jeff Davis student arrested on terrorizing charges

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-02-22 22:40:17 GMT
    Christopher Simon Marshall (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)Christopher Simon Marshall (Source: Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office)

    A Jeff Davis Parish student is facing terrorizing charges after being arrested Thursday.  The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by the Jeff Davis Parish School Board about a student making shooting threats to a local high school. Upon investigation, deputies learned that Christopher Simon Marshall, 17, of Jennings allegedly made threats to Hathaway High school. Marshall sent Snapchats to students warning them not to attend school Thursday and also made a statemen...

    More >>

    A Jeff Davis Parish student is facing terrorizing charges after being arrested Thursday.  The Jeff Davis Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by the Jeff Davis Parish School Board about a student making shooting threats to a local high school. Upon investigation, deputies learned that Christopher Simon Marshall, 17, of Jennings allegedly made threats to Hathaway High school. Marshall sent Snapchats to students warning them not to attend school Thursday and also made a statemen...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly