As the anniversary of the first Let Us Worship event draws closer, worship leader and activist Sean Feucht is still calling the American church to revival—and speaking out about politics.
“MIRACLES BREAKING OUT IN KANSAS CITY!!!!🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥” Feucht posted on Instagram. “This is all happening while we are doing the salvation altar call!!!! We weren’t even praying for miracles!”
Since last July, Feucht has been holding outdoor worship services, or “worship protests,” around the country that feature singing, baptisms, and healings. The movement is called “Let Us Worship” because it is a response to the COVID-19 restrictions that have been placed on houses of worship.
In his post, Feucht explained that a woman who had had a toe cut off her foot and who had been told she could never fully walk again “literally just got healed” after someone in the audience laid hands on her. “No pain!” said the woman from the stage, who told the crowd she previously had no feeling in her foot or her leg, but now she does. Feucht pointed to the woman’s bandages and crutches laying on the stage. “This is crazy,” he said. “We haven’t even started praying for miracles!”
Let Us Worship Carries On
Sean Feucht, who has been connected to Bethel Church, launched the Let Us Worship movement last summer after California Gov. Gavin Newsom banned singing in church at the beginning of July. “I remember looking at my wife and I was like, is this still America?” he said. “And I felt like the Lord said, ‘You know what? Just take the party outside…Go to the Golden Gate Bridge, and begin to prophesy.’”
That is exactly what Feucht did. Later that month, he led a worship service at the Golden Gate Bridge that 300 to 400 people attended. “We are going to keep worshiping,” he said. “We are going to keep singing.” Feucht has continued to hold Let Us Worship events across the country in the months that have followed. Thousands have attended the events, and Feucht’s social media feeds feature many testimonies of people coming to faith In Jesus and being healed. The events have also had varying levels of political overtones and at times have caused controversy.
For example, the city of Seattle closed its Gas Works Park on Labor Day last year ahead of the Let Us Worship event Feucht planned to hold there. So instead, the worship leader held the event in the street next to the park. “They can close down the park, but will never silence the church of Seattle!!!” he tweeted. “We’re calling it a worship protest…It’s going to be epic!” Throughout the year, Feucht has repeatedly flouted cities’ social distancing guidelines and drawn criticism from health officials.
Covid has created a new religion with its own doctrines and lines of demarcation between the “righteous” and the “unrighteous.”
I will not play the game. #HoldTheLine
— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) April 27, 2021
At his worship protest at the National Mall in Washington D.C. last October, Feucht expressed his support for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and his opposition to abortion. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) made an appearance at the event and led the crowd in prayer for Barrett.
Yesterday evening, Feucht posted a video in which he celebrated the news that California Gov. Gavin Newsom is “officially being recalled!” Newsom’s opponents have gathered enough signatures for there to be a recall election this year. “This is big news for Californians,” said Feucht, adding that he’s “so grateful” for the possibility that someone else will be running the state.
Feucht, who recently made stops in Springfield, Mo., as well as in Little Rock, Ark., sees his Let Us Worship events as a way of bringing revival to the American church. “There is a call to return back to your first love,” he said to the crowd in Little Rock. “We’re never going to be the same again!”