Gospel Insight with Tonya Rivens

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Tonya Rivens

“Grateful” is how I’d describe my feelings at being allowed to host the “One Place Live” CD release for gospel artist Tasha Cobbs on Oct. 3.

Cobbs, along with Bishop William Murphy and Kevin Levar, ministered before a packed house at the Victory Christian Center Cathedral. The crowd of worshippers was not disappointed and stood for most of the evening.

Kevin opened with “Your Destiny” and led worshippers in a chant, “Quitters never win; Winners never quit, Hold on.” Levar then transitioned to …two beautiful worship songs, one of which Levar played the keyboard. He is also on a 50-state tour to minister on “forgiveness.”

Bishop Murphy opened with “Let It Rise” and closed with “Praise Is What I Do.” What happened between those two songs? I was a part of the biggest sing-along crowd in the Queen City. Yes, everyone loves Bishop Murphy and his Ministry.

By the end of Bishop’s set, the entire crowd was leaning to the “Leaning Song,” actually titled “It’s Working.” And then Cobbs continued to worship. I have never seen her minister like that.

However, the fact that Tasha was wearing flats and not high heels should have given me an idea of what to expect. She sang, prayed, danced AND she slayed the stage with an awesome band.

What an amazing night of worship! Thank you, Red Reign Drops Entertainment and Victory Christian Center. Did I say how grateful I was to be a part of an epic night of worship?

Tonya Rivens writes a faith column for Qcitymetro.com. Her career in gospel radio in the Charlotte market include stints as music director, program director, community affairs director and on-air host...