CLICK HERE TO SEE AND HEAR THE SPECIAL VIDEO WELCOME FROM REV. DONNIE WADE
CLICK HERE TO SEE AND HEAR A VIDEO CLIP FROM THE NEW BEGINNINGS CHRISTIAN CHOIR
The groups that sang the praises of God were the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Choir, from the New Beginnings Church in Kingsport... the New Vision Youth Dancers... the Devoted Gospel Group... the Mabry Singers... and Uncle Jesse Battle and the Sands of Time, the group that Mrs. Howard manages.
Praise dancing was done by members of the New Vision Youth, headed by director Johnnie Mae Swagerty. The main group of more than 50 elementary, middle and high school students focuses on well-rounded, Christian fellowship, with an emphasis on friendship and community involvement. The praise dancers have performed all over the Tri-Cities in churches, schools, and community gatherings.
Devoted is a gospel group that's familiar to audiences in upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. They're from Russell's Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church in Rogersville, TN.
CLICK HERE TO SEE AND HEAR A VIDEO CLIP FROM DEVOTED
The Mabry Singers are a family of excellent voices. Literally.
This talented group from Hansonville, VA is composed of father, mother, and their two daughters.
CLICK HERE TO SEE AND HEAR A VIDEO CLIP FROM THE MABRY FAMILY
"I met them not long ago," says Mrs. Howard.' I went to their church and listened to them sing, and they were awesome, awesome, awesome. The father is a songwriter, and they've been around for a long, long time.. everybody knows them and the messages they spread in their music."
Uncle Jesse Battle and the Sands of Time brought the crowd to its feet.
And that's a good thing.
CLICK HERE TO SEE AND HEAR A VIDEO CLIP FROM UNCLE JESSE BATTLE & THE SANDS OF TIME
The money raised from the admission is going for that good cause.
"That's our main goal with the plays, and the music."
CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW TO HEAR MORE FROM THE GROUPS AT THE GOSPEL FEST:
http://youtu.be/_RX0hMye1ac Uncle Jesse Battle & the Sands of Time
http://youtu.be/dhgjFEDSM8E New Vision Youth
http://youtu.be/Dmp1stgwMkA Mabry Singers
http://youtu.be/NxMlB62D7m8 New Beginnings
http://youtu.be/IYGP73q46R0 Uncle Jesse Battle & the Sands of Time
CLICK BELOW TO SEE A SLIDE SHOW OF THE STEPS TO GLORY GOSPEL FEST