The tempo changed, and the hall livened when the 'Golden String Quartet' rendered "Magnify, Glorify" by G. F. Boot. It was a standing ovation for Bunmi Okesola as she rendered her solo of "How beautiful are the feet" by G. F. Handel. The celebration reached an apparent crescendo with this performance as the congregation joined in the rendition of the series of classical music and African songs that followed, and many could not resist getting up to swing or rock in their seats.
In his message of congratulations Pastor Sola Obafemi, Secretary for the Texas Zone of the Church reminded us that the season is not just about the physical denial of Jesus in fasting, but it is also about the celebration of the victory of Jesus over the pain and punishment of the cross. He said that we should remember that Jesus went through it all so that we can confidently share the purpose with others. Obafemi reiterated that the resurrection brings with the assurance of power to aid our Christian journey. With this, Obafemi led the congregation in singing "I need thee every hour" by Annie S. Hawks in appreciation of our faith that Jesus will never fail when we call, and as we share the eternal significance of the crucifixion and resurrection.
The Christ Apostolic Church has grown in six decades from groups of persecuted and inconsequential Christians to a church denomination that today claims some five million adherents residing in different parts of the world. The Church maintains a unique identity in liturgy hinged on praying and singing of hymns, anthems, and choruses. The Texas Zone of the multi-national church chaired by Dr. Kola Sonaike hosted the annual concert. Tolu Omogbehin conducted the 2014 Texas Sacred Choral Concert, and the Music Director was Samuel Okesola.
About The Evangel
The Evangel is a monthly online publication of Apostle Paul Gospel Outreach North America (APGO-NA). The publication focuses on sharing the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the youth in the belief that discovering the truth takes confusion in solving the spiritual challenge caused by misinformation out of the growing up process and decision-making. Pastor Olorunfemi is Director, APGO-NA and co-founder of Final Bugle Evangelical Movement.