A major evangelical Christian gathering is set to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina on the day before the Democratic National Convention.

Titled “Charlotte714,” the gathering has the backing of more than 40 different churches and will take place at the 20,000-seat Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

David Benham, the chief organizer of “Charlotte714,” told The Christian Post that the purpose of the gathering was to ask God for forgiveness for national sins.

“What we are doing here in Charlotte is we are calling together the Body of Christ to come together as a church in our city…to repent,” said Benham.

“A lot of things going on in the nation right now and it’s the role of the church to remember who we are and the bedrock of the church is Jesus Christ.”

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