When God first gave gospel singer, David Hugo, the vision for PraiseFest several years ago it came during personal times of struggle. After attending a prayer meeting with Evangelist Rienhard Bonnke, whose African crusades have led millions to a closer walk with God, Hugo knew as believers in Jesus Christ we face many struggles but with God all things are possible.
”The vision of PraiseFest has come under much attack from the enemy. Even so, the Lord has opened doors that no man can shut. The opportunity to hold an event proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ on city property, along with the tremendous outpouring of support for this project, is a confirmation to the power of God within our midst,” stated Hugo.
PraiseFest 2013, set for Saturday, October 12, 2013, with a free event from 12 noon until 9pm at the beautiful Meyer Ampitheater in downtown West Palm Beach, Florida, will bring together the Body of Christ for one purpose…Praise!
Why do you Praise the Lord? Has God been good to you? Has he kept you through troubled times? Has He held you in His arms through sickness? Is He your everything?
So as all of God’s children are invited to gather in downtown West Palm Beach from across South Florida and around the world, do you have a reason to Praise the Lord? Let us gather together outside of church walls, into the streets of our city on the waterfront to worship and lift our voices to the Lord.
Join thousands of fellow believers for a free day of faith, family, fellowship and fun. Some of Florida’s own finest Christian music singers like national recording artists, Kerrie Roberts, Josh Bramos and the Jessica Aaron Band will be leading worship while bringing encouraging and inspirational music.Churches from across this region will unite to sing together in the 200 Voice PraiseFest Adult Superchoir and Children’s Choir lead by choral director, Janet Cunningham.
PraiseFest West Palm Beach promises to enrich the lives of all who attend, providing a great opportunity to bring South Florida churches together in one place for one purpose…Praise! In addition there will be several leading Christian speakers like Pastors Jason Baumgardner, author/pastor Jack Alan Levine, Trevor Banks and Good Samaritan chaplain, Kathy Kino bringing messages of hope from God’s Word. This year’s special musical guest artist will be Grammy and Stellar Nominated National Recording Artist,
Dr. Lemmie Battles, direct from Chicago. Ms. Battles will sing some her hits such as “Holy Ghost Power,” “Let’s Have a Good Time,” and many others.
The festivities will be hosted by Christian Singer/Songwriter David Hugo (www.DavidHugo.org), along with our special guest co-host, Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones, the Grammy Award winning Singer and host of “Bobby Jones Gospel” TV show on BET (BobbyJonesGospel.com).
Compassion International will be providing Nationwide Nascar driver, Blake Koch, a strong believer, with his Compassion #24 race car on display signing autographs and getting the word out about sponsoring children around the world. The world famous Veggie Tales characters, Bob and Larry, are also scheduled to make an appearance in the Kidzone area while Palm Beach Autographs will be coordinating a SportsZone with sports memorabilia and appearances by professional athetes and coaches signing autographs and sharing their own testimonies in conjunction with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
If you are an aspiring Christian singer, dancer or have a worship band, auditions will be staged at Palm Beach Atlantic University for Praise On! Thursday September 12th, from 6-8pm, Friday, September 20th, 6-8pm and Saturday, September 28th, 10:30am to 1pm. The top three finalists will earn a place to perform on the PraiseFest main stage during the daylong non-stop schedule of entertainment.
A free event for the entire family, you are invited to be a part of this momentous PraiseFest 2013. So bring your friends, family, neighbors along with a blanket and chair and join us on the lawn! Jesus said, “I was hungry and you fed me.” A portion of the sponsorship proceeds will benefit those in need within our community through “Feeding South Florida.” Rain or Shine…come and Praise the Lord as we Worship at the Waterfront, Saturday, October 12, 2013, downtown West Palm Beach at the Meyer Ampitheater.
To become a volunteer, food or booth vendor, a corporate sponsor or participate in the Praise On! Christian Talent search at Palm Beach Atlantic University in September just visit the website at praisefest.org or call 561-899-6220.