Celebrating NW Gospel Greats
Highland church to host awards and concert
9/6/2017, 2:08 p.m.
Four new Gospel Greats of the Pacific Northwest will be named during a Gospel Greats of the Pacific Northwest Awards and Concert celebration coming to northeast Portland’s Highland Christian Center, a historically black and multicultural congregation.
Under the direction of Highland Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. W. G, Hardy Jr. and Lampkins’ 1st Option Media Releations, this free concert, the third of a series since 2013, will be held Saturday, Sept. 16, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the church, located at 7600 N.E. Glisan
Headlining the event will be national touring Gospel singer, musician and praise and worship leader David Daughtry of Los Angeles, and Gospel Great Alumni DaNell Daymon and the Greatest Works Choir of Washington D. C.
This year’s honorees are Deborah Greenidge, Derrick McDuffey, Yvette Williams and Robin Henderson, representing more than 200 years of outstanding ministry.
“I'm elated as well as humbled to be considered a gospel great of the Northwest,” said McDuffey. “My greatest prayer is that lives are impacted by what God had imparted in me.” Robin Henderson from Seattle/Tacoma area says, “I am excited and deeply humbled by the wonderful display of love and appreciation being shown to me on this weekend. More so because of the illustrious company I find myself in. God bless you all for this tremendous honor.”
Daughtry will perform live, including his No. 1 hit, “God is Great.”
Daymon and her Greater Works Choir recently brought the house down on Americas Got Talent.
A special performance from the Highland Christian Center mime team will also take place. In addition, Jarrell Hosley and Perpetual Prayze will headline an all-star praise and worship team featuring renowned local talent.
For more information, call John Lampkin of First Options Media at 971-801-4412.