ASU Wesley 2013 Gospel Extravaganza Inspire Youth


Mount Pleasant UMC in Fayette Hosts Event

By Dr. Jerry Komia Domatob 

Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Fayette,

ASU Wesley students were seen playing instruments during their gospel extravaganza to inspire youth.

Mississippi transformed into a vibrant arena of prayers, gospel music and delicious food, when they hosted ASU Wesley's Foundation of Alcorn State University ,2013 7th Annual Gospel Extravaganza on Sunday, September 29.


The short, sweet and uplifting celebration began with a warm welcome by the pastor, the Rev. Victor Willis after the program Guide's introduction, Esther Perryman.


Evangelist Betty Winfield led the congregation in an opening song followed by an eloquent and inspiring prayer from ASU Wesley Foundation director, Elder Vera Hall. She thanked God for the many blessings the Lord has poured on the foundation over the years and petitioned God to continue helping and guiding all connected with the Foundation.



The vivacious and talented Bishop T.C. McBeth of Word of Truth Church in Natchez brought powerful words of encouragement to the congregation, urging each to support Wesley's mission and vision. He congratulated Hall for steering the foundation over the past 7 years and urged her along with her team and sponsors to keep moving forward.


Melodious Music

Melodious gospel music from various choirs then sparked claps, cheers, dancing and merriment as the Word of Truth-Natchez. New Zion of Crystal Springs and St. Paul UMC in Roxie sang with energy and enthusiasm. One of the highlights of the occasion was melodious tune from Miss Wesley 2013-2014, Megan Plain of Fayette, who performed with the magnificence of a virtuoso singer.


Though a drizzle loomed as an element that might have dampened spirits, the contrary was the case. Most participants left the premises with broad smiles on their faces after a very delicious dinner and an inspiring festivity.


Present at the occasion was board chairman J.E. "Sam" Price and board members, Debra Sturgis Stamps and Esther Perryman.


An impressive facet of the program was the enthusiastic participation of the youth at a time when many are accused for nonchalance and apathy towards church related activities. 

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