MORE than 3000 people will descend on the city this weekend for the start of a huge religious convention.
The Jehovah's Witness convention begins on Friday at TRECC covering the theme "love never fails".
The convention has made it way to Tamworth for a number of years now and regularly drawn thousands of attendees from across the region and interstate.
"Local Jehovah's Witnesses get an opportunity to meet and enjoy association with their fellow witnesses, and the community here in Tamworth is happy to accommodate the influx of visitors at the many local cafés, restaurants, hotels, and popular tourist destinations," local representative Brad Hall said.
"These events will illustrate the positive influence that love can have to bring people together from diverse backgrounds."
There will be two three-day conventions held at TRECC in the coming week.
The program begins on Friday with the religious gathering to hear "how love can help people surmount obstacles such as a troubled upbringing, chronic illness, or poverty".
Over the weekend, the followers "will consider how bible principles help husbands, wives, and children to show love for one another" and address overcoming prejudice and hatred.
A larger international convention will be held in Melbourne in November.
This international convention will be hosting a total of 6,300 foreign delegates coming from over 71 countries.
The Jehovah's Witness conventions are open and free to the public and no collections are taken.