Non-stop praise probably isn’t the best title for a tour, but it perfectly describes what took place May 13th at the launch of the 2016 Victory in Praise Tour.
The nationwide tour is the brainchild of Joe Douglass, leader of the chart climbing gospel group Joe Douglass & Spirit of Praise, and assistant minister of music at Beebe Memorial Cathedral (Oakland, CA).
Sponsored by Patrick Weaver Ministries, the concert was held at the Union City Apostolic Church and hosted by Grammy nominated and Stellar Award winning singer/songwriting, Deitrick Haddon (Preachers of LA) – who is also enjoying the success of his recent SoCal church plant, HillCity Church (Los Angeles, CA).
Haddon’s energy, and ability to connect with people at every level is unparalleled.
The evening kept everyone on their feet in worship and praise as Deon Kipping, Tyler Little, Vonnie Lopez, KJ Scriven, San Franklin-Jackson and Chrystal Rucker took the stage. The music from each seemed to effortlessly flow as the entire sanctuary was covered in worship and praise, never descending, but rising to an authentic level attainable only by sincerity. In addition to new music from Kipping, Franklin, and Rucker – each artist seemed to pour into who was coming next.
Victory in Praise also marked Deon Kipping’s first appearance in the Bay Area. The reserved and unassuming performer, left it all on the stage as he opened the evening with “Place Called Victory”, from his forthcoming release SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT (Avail June 17th), and a medley of chart topping hits he’s written over the years. But, it was the words from “By Myself” that stuck throughout the night. “By myself, it wont work. Lord I need, need your help.” Those simple words swept through the entire evening and fueled the start of the Victory in Praise Tour.
For additional information on the Victory in Praise Tour, visit www.viptour2016.com