On April 13, hundreds gathered at Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church as the Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Music Ministry presented “Worship His Majesty.” The celebration was a two-part event, one part teaching and the second worship.
The teaching included multiple mini seminars prior to the concert on the topic “Praise or Perform, what’s a music ministry to do?” In addition, an Organ and Piano Masters class was held specially tailored for instrumentalists. Participants experienced Biblical teaching during rehearsals.
During the Worship Concert, the attendees were invited to participate in the worship experience by lifting hands, shouting for joy, dancing, crying or expressing themselves in other reverent ways.
The three part concert featured Rev. Dr. Sheila Johnson, songwriter, college professor and wife of pastor James E. Hunt. They hold the distinction of being the first Baptist clergy couple in the Pittsburgh area of the AUBA where the wife is an ordained Baptist preacher and an executive pastor.
Also featured, was Stellar Award nominee, songwriter and choir director extraordinaire, Malcolm Williams, of Chicago, Ill., and Michael Bereal, of Los Angeles Calif., a world renowned record producer who has produced for Donnie McClurkin, Mary, Mary and Norman Hutchins. Bereal served as the instructor of the Organ and Piano Masters Class. The All Nations Dance Ensemble performed and the Oasis Theater Company presented a thoughtful skit under the direction of Minister Corey Lankford.
The Palm Sunday evening was a beautiful dedication to God. “Worship his Majesty” represented more than 18 churches from five cities and three counties.