Sunday’s Best Gospel Fest: It was the Best

Sunday’s Best Gospel Fest: It was the Best

There is no doubt in my mind that Mrs. Elvetta Michelle Brooks Thompson and her group presented the best gospel fest ever in Abilene. With a magnificent voice and show, it was easy to understand why she was on NBC’s The Voice. Those in the audience were blessed to hear some amazing singing. As I watched and listened to her sing, it came to mind that it’s possible that we were not really the target audience. I believe she was really singing for the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and the Omniscient one. There were several local groups that were part of the Gospel Fest. There was ZOE, directed by Khamisie Green, Shiloh Baptist Choir, directed by Ernesta Singlton, Amy Quinonez from Beltway Park Baptist Church, The King Solomon Baptist Church Choir, directed by Pam Wilson and the Community Mass Choir, which joined featured artist Michelle Brooks Thompson in “For Every Mountain.”{{more}} The Gospel Fest was sponsored by the Abilene Black Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Terrenia Fitts serves as President and Ms. Priscilla Rayford was the Gospel Fest Chairperson. The Chamber would like to thank Golden Corral for being our major sponsor.ZOE, an acapella group based on the ACU Campus,performed at the Gospel Fest. They were very good. You can tell from the picture they enjoyed performing. Photo by Floyd MillerAmy Quinonez, from Beltway Baptist Church, sang a spiritual in Spanish. Photo by Floyd MillerPriscilla Rayford, ABCC Board Member and Chariperson of the Cultural Affairs Committee, thanks Mrs. Brooks and her group for coming to perform, as well as the audience for attending. Jeremy Jay played the drums and keyboard for the performance. Photo by Floyd Miller