Palm Sunday service fills McLane stadium in Waco

Tens of thousands of Christians have packed a football stadium in Texas for a Palm Sunday service where they were challenged to publicly proclaim their faith.

Dozens of churches collaborated in the event called "The Gathering" at Baylor University's stadium in Waco.

The Rev. Tony Evans said Christians need to openly serve the risen Christ and "stop treating him like he's dead" by hiding their faith. Evans told the crowd, "Everybody else is coming out of the closet. You might as well come out too."

He said God will use Christians who are publicly committed and faithful to save a dying world.