(San Francisco, CA) – July 21, 2009 – Faith Hope and Love Productions presents “The Nor Cal Gospel and Praise Concert” featuring GRAMMY Award Nominee and multiple Stellar Award Winner Marvin Sapp, GRAMMY Award Nominee and Stellar Award Winner Martha Munizzi and Multiple Dove Award Nominee Kyle Bynoe on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 12:00PM – 6:00PM at Live Nation’s Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA.
Destined to be a rousing time of praise and worship, the event’s goal is to bring the churches in the San Francisco Bay Area together for a time of unity. Not only will the rafters be raised in praise, but a portion of ticket sales will go to participating churches, as well as Shepherd’s Gate and the Youth Intervention Network, organizations that assist at-risk children, families, and women who have been imperiled by circumstances and plights such as substance abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and homelessness.
Founder of Faith Hope and Love Productions, Terry Ketchel, is excited about the opportunity to bring Believers together for a time of praise. “Back in August 2008, God put on my heart to produce concerts and manage Bay Area Christian talent,” says Ketchel. “It wasn’t until June 2009 that God revealed the vision would be much bigger. Faith Hope and Love Productions will bring Bay Area Churches together for one day at the ‘Nor Cal Gospel and Praise Concert’ at the Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord, CA. Artists from soloists to choirs will take the stage one church at a time to put on their Highest Praise and share some testimonies,” shares Ketchel. Terry has tapped some of the brightest in gospel music for her first concert kick-off.
Marvin Sapp, one of the genre’s most preeminent leaders of worship and praise, has been a favorite with gospel audiences for years beginning with his time as lead vocalist with the ground-breaking group Commissioned. But his song “Never Would Have Made It”, heard on gospel and mainstream radio alike, catapulted the Pastor of Lighthouse Full Life Center Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to the stratosphere. The song netted him eight Stellar Awards, multiple Dove Award Nominations, and a BMI Song of the Year honor, spending 47 weeks at the top of the Gospel radio charts. In addition to breaking all sorts of records, The Associated Press named “Never Would Have Made It” as the 2008 Top Song sold more than 1,000,000 ringtones, a first in gospel music.
Martha Munizzi is known nationally and internationally as a singer and notable songwriter, with such songs as “Shout”, “Glorious” and “Because of Who You Are,” becoming modern day praise and worship anthems for the church today. As a result she has been nominated for Grammy, Dove, and Stellar Awards as both a performer and songwriter. Martha travels extensively with a message that crosses cultural, generational, and denominational boundaries ad is currently on tour supporting her latest CD Release, Change The World Live.
Kyle Bynoe has written for artists such as Tina Turner, Angie Stone and Mary J. Blige. He brought his talents to the gospel music side of the industry and penned hits for Rizen, The Mighty Clouds of Joy, and New Harvest, songs that netted Bynoe Dove Award Nominations, including three in 2008 alone: Traditional Gospel Recorded Song of the Year, Urban Recorded Song of the Year and Traditional Gospel Album of the Year. Bynoe took on the role of artist with his group Kyle Bynoe & Praise with a debut release in 2005 and is known for his special style of urban praise and worship.
Ticket prices range from $20 – $50 per person and can be purchased online at LiveNation.com, at the Sleep Train Pavilion (2000 Kirker Pass Road, Concord, CA 94521 – 925.676.8742), and thru participating churches. For more information about “The Nor Cal Gospel and Praise Concert,” visit www.faithhopeandloveproductions.vpweb.com or call 1-888-434-0968 or e-mail your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Churches are encouraged to attend the concert. Tickets for children under 12 are free.