gospel music sermon with The Master
KINGDOM Embassy’s Prophet Gerry King has raised the bar in gospel music promotion in Zimbabwe, as evidenced by the gospel concert, dubbed Worship Night With the King, held recently in Harare.
In an interview with Standard Style the prophet, who is popularly known as Interpreter Gerry King, thanked God for the huge turnout at the concert.
“We thank God for allowing people to come out in their numbers considering that we had a few weeks to advertise and we did not have proper platforms to
advertise,” Prophet King said.
“I love God and want to teach everyone that the goodness of God leads to repentance. When you love God you will love others, Although some musicians turned
down the last-minute invitation, we thank God for those who came.
“The reason why we do this is that we want the whole world to know that He died for them, we want to package the gospel differently.
“There are times when we are preaching and people don’t come because we are only preaching, but also times when we are singing and people come to hear the
gospel through song.”
One of the international artistes who graced the star-studded show, South African gospel diva Andiswa Mbatha, who hails from the celebrated gospel outfit
Joyous Celebration, heaped praises on the hosts, as well as the local singers.
“The concert was amazing, you must continue doing the work of God and I am proud that he (Prophet King) did this amazing show,” Mbatha said.
“I think it’s something new that will lift our spirits up and remind us that Jesus still loves us.
“It’s my second time in Zimbabwe, I love it. I feel that people are looking forward to places like Joburg and others for opportunities, but this country has
lots of opportunities”
Mbatha also told Standard Style on the sidelines of the show that she was impressed by the wealth of talent among local gospel musicians.
“I have not been here long, but the people I have heard singing so far, including Eric [Moyo] and Mkhululi Bhebhe whom we have we have at Joyous Celebration,
are great,” she said.
The local fans had the opportunity to watch for free exquisite performances from Moyo, also of Joyous Celebration, and Courage Magaya of Zim Praise. Local
musicians, including Marbel Madondo, Patience Masiyambiri-Mandizha and the youthful Andy Mafuriranwa, also gave a good account of themselves.
Whoever muted the idea of converting the once popular cinema venue in Harare’s central business district into a place of worship must have smiled at the way
the event was hosted there.