Gospel Festival Program

Program Sequence

25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Holiday Gospel Festival

Monday, Jan. 19, 2015

When What Who

3:00

Slide Show

Tribute to Dr. King and Mrs./Rev. Sims

3:50

Selection

United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington-Normal Mass Choir

4:00

Opening Remarks

Barbara Malone, Charles, Jimmy and Jerry Sims, Yvonne C. Jones

4:05

Invocation

Rev Elyse Nelson Winger, IWU University Chaplain

4:06

“We Shall Overcome”

United Community Gospel Singers of Bloomington-Normal Mass Choir

4:21

Selections

Gayles Baptist Church Praise Dance and Choir (45 mins)

5:16

Presentation

“I Have a Dream” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (audio recording)

5:26

Welcome

Dr. Richard Wilson, President, Illinois Wesleyan University

5:29

Welcome

The Honorable Tari Renner, Mayor, City of Bloomington

5:31

Welcome

State Representative Dan Brady

5:34

Welcome

Mr. Jesse Smart, SMART SEEDS

5:39

Video

Tribute to Rev. James and Mrs Corine Sims

5:44

Selections

Fantastic Jones Family (45 minutes)

6:29

Selection

BACAI – School of Art Praise Team

6:39

Selections

The Family  (30 Minutes)

7:09

Special Event

DAY OF DREAMS DRAWING

7:14

Selection

Mt Pisgah Sunbeam Choir

7:44

Selection

Xplicit Mime

7:54

Selections

Mt Pisgah Adult Choir (30 minutes)

8:24

Closing Hymn, “Precious Lord”

All Choirs

8:38

Closing Prayer

Rev. McSwain

8:50

Program Ends