Event to hold Friday, December 1 at TBS, Lagos
By Ada Anioji
Two notable American gospel music acts and pastors, Travis Greene and Donnie McClurkin are among a very rich bevy of artists and clergy currently scheduled to headline the 12th edition of the annual The Experience gospel music concert that is regularly hosted by the House on the Rock Church, The Difference learnt at the weekend.
The event, which made its debut in December 2016 ranks as the largest annual gospel music congregation of its type the world over.
Born on January 17, 1984, Greene is an American gospel musician and pastor who commenced his public music career in 2007 with the release of the album, The More from the stables of Greenelight Records.
He has since released two other studio albums, Stretching Out in 2010 and The Hill in 2015, as well as an extended play, Intentional in 2015.
A prodigious gift, his music has charted on the Billboard magazine Top Gospel Albums and the Top Gospel Songs and he has also been nominated for multiple awards, including two Grammy Awards and 13 Stellar Awards.
He pastors the Forward City Church in Columbia, SC.
Worshippers at The Experience
On his part, Donnie McClurkin, Jr. who is a pastor at the Perfecting Faith Church, Freeport, New York, has won three Grammy Awards, ten Stellar Awards, two BET Awards, two Soul Train Awards, one Dove Award and one NAACP Image Awards.
A top selling Gospel music artist, he has over time come to be a quite regular feature at the concert series which records attendance figures that stretch above the half million mark.
Other past participants at the concert which would once again be holding at the Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos, Nigeria, include Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Lionel Peterside, Cece Winans, Mavin Winans, Mary Mary and Israel Houghton.
Others are Frank Edwards, Chioma Jesus, Midnight Crew, Sammie Okposo, Mike Aremu, Onos and the Lagos Metropolitan Gospel Choir.
Notable men of the cloth who have participated in past sessions include Bishops Tudor Bismarck, David Oyedepo and Mike Okonkwo and the host Pastor, Paul Adefarasin. Others are Pastors Sam Adeyemi and Anselm Madubuko.