The American Gospel Celebration wrapped up the last night of it’s inaugural event with Lee Greenwood, Diamond Rio, Pastor Matt Hagee and media personality and pioneer, Glenn Beck.
The audience felt right at home when Lee Greenwood took the stage. With his signature sound stronger than ever, Greenwood reminded fans that he has much more in his musical arsenal than the ubiquitously loved God Bless the U.S.A.
Pastor Matt Hagee inspired with his sermon, reminding that those who fail to use their freedom to defend their freedom will ultimately loose their freedom.
Hagee’s theme set the stage nicely as an introduction for the evening’s keynote speaker, Glenn Beck. Beck used his time to encourage all to embrace peace over fear, love over anger, and forgiveness over hate.
In these divisive times, he underscored the Biblical truth that vengeance belongs to the Lord and we must not be focused on the challengers directly in front of us, but instead look at them through eternal eyes. Beck spoke a unifying word and encouraged that no matter what the future holds there is nothing but victory for children of the Almighty.
Beck joined in the gifting of a third home to a wounded warrior, specifically to army veteran Gregory Pascal and his wife, by the Military Warrior Support Foundation, whose programs focus on housing and homeownership, employment, as well as recreational activities and travel assistance.
Wrapping up the already packed line up was Diamond Rio with their trademark harmonies and a collection of both country and gospel favorites.
As the curtains closed on the American Gospel Celebration the event’s themes of faith and freedom unified, reminding those who came that though we may sometimes find ourselves on different pages, at least as believers we are always in the same book.
The American Celebration was quite an event. Hope you are making plans to be at the The American Gospel Celebration in 2017.