OCEANSIDE — A woman with loss of hearing in one ear walks onto the Pier Amphitheater stage during the Healing Crusade, held July 24 and July 25. The pastor cries out inspirational words. The woman quivers and says her hearing is restored. Many call it a miracle. Pastor Tim Moynihan of The Potter’s House Christian Fellowship calls it faith.
“Healing is one component of the gospel,” Moynihan, of Potter’s House Christian Fellowship, said. “God doesn’t mind being put on display. God doesn’t mind a crowd.”
Walking on stage for an altar calling and asking to be healed is a strong display of faith, according to Moynihan. He said he does not want there to be any confusion that faith is what the crusade is all about. “We don’t even take an offering for this,” he said. “We don’t take advantage of sick people and take their money.”
Many miracles reportedly happen during the crusade, but not everyone who asks is healed. “Healing is an art not a science,” Moynihan said. “There are so many dynamics in faith.”
In addition to offering healing prayers, the crusade also gives young believers a platform to preach and perform Christian music. More than 20 bands from local churches performed during the two-day crusade.
The annual Healing Crusade by The Potter’s House has been held at the Pier Amphitheater for 22 consecutive years.