A prayer movement

unto a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit

It's a fast, not a festival. 

TheCall does not advertise bands, nor promote speakers. We are not about the exaltation of human personalites. We are about exalting the Lord and Him alone. 

Our nation is in desperate need of the mercy of God and another great spiritual awakening, which will only come as the Body of Christ gathers together in prayer. We must drop every barrier that divides us and unite in prayer with the promise that God will pour out His Spirit (Joel 2). 

Let's believe that stadiums will be filled with signs and wonders. We are entering into the days of a third Great Awakening and another Jesus People Movement.

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TheCall Houston
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January 17, 2010

Shaping History Through Prayer and Fasting 

Over nearly two decades, TheCall has been hosting massive Joel 2 catalytic gatherings for the purposes of prayer and fasting. We have been governed by singular missions of prophetic clarity--we call them Divine National Assisgnments. It is our DNA to operate with strategic insight and legislative prayer to confront false ideologies while motivating the Body of Christ towards greater depths of consecration to Jesus, in both love and unity.



About Lou Engle

Lou Engle is a revivalist, visionary and co-founder of TheCall, Inc. 

For more than three decades, Lou's passion has been to call believers into radical consecration through prayer, fasting, and acts of justice. Lou has been involved in church planting, establishing prayer movements and strategic houses of prayer.  He is the founder of the pro-life ministry, Bound 4 Life, and has inspired other justice movements.

Lou resides in Colorado Springs, CO, where TheCall is headquarted.  He recently launched the Spiritual Air Force Academy with a mandate to train and deploy teams across the world for breakthrough intercession in partnership with missions.

Lou and his wife, Therese, have been married for 34 years. They have seven children.

We seek You.

The Call San Diego

November 2008

Come Again.

TheCall Nashville 

July 7, 2007

Gather to Me. 

TheCall D.C. 


Pray. Fast. 

TheCall San Diego 

November 2008

Where We've Been

For fifteen years, TheCall has gathered hundreds of thousands to the churches, fields, & stadiums of America for solemn assemblies in the spirit of Joel 2--a summons to prayer, fasting, repentance, & worship. From these gatherings, we have seen great initiatives launched, cities transformed & regional breakthroughs occur.

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TheCall Nashville
Venue: LP Field
Date: 07.07.07
Attendees: Over 75,000
TheCall Sacramento
Venue: Raley Field & Capitol Mall
Date: September 3rd & 4th, 2010
Attendees: Approximately 18,000
TheCall Berkeley
Venue: Sproul Hall
Date: October 4th, 2014
Attendees: Approximately 2,000
TheCall San Fransisco
Venue: Candlestick Park Stadium
Date: April 2003
Attendees: 30,000
TheCall Los Angeles
Venue: Rose Bowl
Date: February 2003
Attendees: 30,000
TheCall San Diego
Venue: Qualcomm Stadium / Charger Field
Date: November 2, 2008
Attendees: About 35,000
TheCall Las Vegas
Venue: UNLV Thomas & Mack Center
Date: October 2007
Attendees: Over 10,000
TheCall Alaska
Venue: Menard Sports Center
Date: June 4, 2010
Attendees: Approximately 2,500
Venue: Dallas Convention Center
Date: April 5-6, 2012
Attendees: 5,000
TheCall Dallas
Venue: Cotton Bowl Stadium
Date: November 2003
Attendees: 20,000
TheCall Houston
Venue: Grace Community Church
Date: January 17, 2010
Attendees: Over 10,000
TheCall KC 2003
Venue: Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO
Date: January 2003
Attendees: Over 20,000
TheCall KC 2007
Venue: Bartle Hall, Kansas City, MO
Date: December 2007
Attendees: Over 20,000
TheCall Montgomery
Venue: Renaissance Hotel, Montgomery
Date: April 5, 2008
Attendees: 12,000
TheCall Cincinnati
Venue: US Bank Arena, Cincinnati
Date: January 2008
Attendees: 10,000
TheCall Detroit 11.11.11
Venue: Ford Field
Date: November 11th & 12th, 2011
Attendees: Approximately 27,500
TheCall Detroit 11.11.11
Venue: Ford Field
Date: November 11th & 12th, 2011
Attendees: Approximately 27,500
TheCall DC 2000
Venue: The Capitol Mall, Washington DC
Date: September 2, 2000
Attendees: Approximately 4oo,000
TheCall DC 2008
Venue: The Capitol Mall, Washington D.C.
Date: August 16, 2008
Attendees: Over 7o,000
TheCall Virginia
Venue: Fredericksburg Expo Center
Date: May 26, 2012
Attendees: 3,000
TheCall Orlando
Venue: Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee
Date: February 2008
Attendees: 10,000
TheCall New York
Venue: Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Date: June 2002
Attendees: 100,000
TheCall Boston
Venue: Boston Commons
Date: September 2001
Attendees: 50,000
Azusa Now
Venue: Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Date: April 9, 2016
Attendees: 70,000+

Our Values


TheCall is a massive united solemn assembly. In times of national crisis, the Lord called Israel to corporate gatherings of prayer, fasting, worship, and repentance. TheCall is a response to the urgent summons in Joel 2:15-18, “Declare a holy fast, call a sacred assembly, bring together the elders, gather the children.”

TheCall exists to see the ending of the shedding of innocent blood in our nation. One of the mandates of TheCall is to mobilize a prayer and justice movement to defeat the spirit of death over our country, known as the abortion industry.

TheCall is about reconciliation and the Spirit of Elijah. When reconciliation happens individually and corporately between God and man, it opens the door for reconciliation between races and ethnicities. God calls His house “a house of prayer for all nations” (Mark 11:17). It also releases generational reconciliation, the Spirit of Elijah, turning “the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers” (Malachi 4:6).

TheCall seeks to raise up a Nazirite generation. In a morally degenerating culture, God is raising up consecrated ones to live as John the Baptist lived, as burning and shining lamps.

TheCall exists to bring glory to God and not to men. Speakers and musical guests at TheCall gatherings are not publicized. We are not about the exaltation of human personalities. We are about exalting the Lord and Him alone.

TheCall is rooted in love. At the heart of TheCall is love for God and for all people. Our desire is to see God restore the foundations of Christian faith in America and revive the nations.

TheCall exists to bring believers into their place of authority in God’s Ekklesia. TheCall is not a political event. It is a gathering of believers, making their petition to God’s government that is higher than every other government. From this position of authority, prayer is made for political, educational, and spiritual leaders as directed in 1 Timothy 1-2.

TheCall seeks to establish houses of prayer everywhere we go. TheCall’s passion is to establish sustained prayer furnaces in every city solemn assemblies are held.

TheCall is free. We desire that all Call gatherings be free of charge.