Kirk Franklin, Travis Greene, others to headline ‘The Experience’ concert
[FILE PHOTO] Senior Pastor, House on the Rock, Metropolitan, Paul Adefarasin (right) shares a special moment with Tim Godfrey and Kirk Franklin at the concert.<br />
According to a statement, “The Experience started as a thought inspired by God in the mind of the Metropolitan Senior Pastor of all House on The Rock churches, Pastor Paul Adefarasin and is now unarguably the most anticipated gospel music event in Africa among Christians and non-Christians alike.”
Averaging a yearly attendance of over 500,000 people at the venue, with millions more watching online from all over the globe, it has grown to become the biggest gospel concert in the world.
Adefarasin, who is the convener of The Experience 13, explained that the inspiration behind the 2018 theme of the concert, Jesus, Our Peace, is to highlight who Jesus is, especially in the world we live in today – the Prince of Peace.
He emphasized that regardless of the outcome of the forthcoming elections; peace is the ultimate candidate that we should all support, and must be the candidate that wins.
“Peace (as I know it) is not the absence of tension but the presence of Justice,” he said. The concert, according to him, will be a continuous reminder that the God of Peace is with us.
“As has been the norm since inception, The Experience 2018 will feature a powerful line up of award winning and renowned indigenous and international gospel artistes such as Don Moen, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin, Timi Dakolo, Travis Greene, Nathaniel Bassey, Vicki Yohe, Chioma Jesus, Tope Alabi, Eben, Tim Godfrey, Mike Aremu, Glowreeyah, Onos, Eno Michael and Chee. And for the first time at The Experience is JJ Hairston, Planetshakers and ADA,” the statement read in part.
According to the organizers, the concert which is free to all will be hosted with unparalleled professionalism, hospitality, security, excellence, unity and most importantly with a focus to continue to provide a platform where attendants can pray for Nigeria and worship God together regardless of tribe, denomination, creed or language.
Pastor Adefarasin also iterated that whilst everyone is invited to The Experience 2018, it is advised to arrive at the venue early.