Gospel stars to perform at EL worship event
East London residents should prepare for an explosive time of praise and worship during the Jesus Collective Worship evening at the Downtown Christian Centre on Sunday March 1.
The Jesus Collective is a national movement that hosts free worship concerts featuring celebrated gospel stars and East London will be receiving its first instalment.
Faith Alive Bible Church senior pastor Simphiwe Nojoko will host the East London show and said worshippers should be ready for a God-encounter moment.
The show will feature gospel stars Loyiso Bala, Ntokozo Mbambo, Ernie Smith and Siphokazi Nxumalo.
Nojoko said he was excited about the impact the evangelical event would have on the people of East London.
“This event will give people access to life-changing praise and worship,” he said.
“People are going through difficult times, and this will be a moment to connect with God and allow His presence to move and touch the congregation.
“Hilton Peterson, who is the founder of the Jesus Collective, was touched and saved through a moment of worship.”
“This movement is meant to do that, transform people’s lives through a God-encounter moment.
“Faith comes by hearing and so a word will be shared.
“We encourage people to come for an explosive time of praise and worship where the spirit of God will lead.”
Singer Loyiso Bala, who has been a part of The Jesus Collective movement since its inception in 2013, said the initiative’s goal was to minister through the power of worship.
The Jesus Collective partners with local churches to bring performances to various cities.
“The Jesus Collective is a movement of dedicated worshippers who have different Christian backgrounds but have the love of Jesus in common.
“This movement began in small areas outside Cape Town and has seen exponential growth over the years while reaching out to cities across the country.
“God has facilitated all of this and we as the musicians are here to serve,” Bala said.
“I am so happy to be coming home to perform.”
Nojoko and Bala encouraged people attending the free event to arrive as early as possible to avoid any congestion at the doors.
“Free tickets will be distributed as soon as the doors open at 3pm,” Bala said.
“People can come in from then. The doors will close as soon as the auditorium is filled as it can take 1,500 people.”