The Summertime GospelFest has been inspiring and encouraging audiences in central Illinois since July of 1999! It began at Grace Presbyterian Church in Peoria before becoming part of Hands of Love Ministry in 2005. In 2008, GospelFest Ministries became its own non-profit corporation.
Over the years, the summer concert has featured great southern gospel convention music from the GospelFest Singers and Choir. We've also had special guests grace the stage, including Buddy Greene, Stephen Hill, Reggie & Ladye Love Smith, Ben Speer, Allison Durham Speer and Ben Waites.
In recent years, we've presented "A Patriotic GospelFest," and most recently, the "Camp-Meeting GospelFest" in the summer of 2015.
The GospelFest Choir is made up of singers from all over central Illinois, and we'd love to have you join us next year! We rehearse beginning in the late spring.
For over 10 years, central Illinois audiences have rung in the Christmas season with the GospelFest Singers at the Christmastime GospelFest. A holiday tradition for families across the area, the evening features festive traditional and southern gospel Christmas music. In years past, we've welcomed special guests Allison Speer and Ben Waites, the "Let It Shine" puppet ministry, and the Singsations show choir.
For our 2015 production, we'll be celebrating "Christmas in the Country" with a front porch and barn facade that will take you to the hills of Tennessee for an old-fashioned Christmas!
The concert this year will be FREE for all to attend and will take place on Saturday, November 28th at 7:00pm at Five Points Washington!