The 2017 McDonald’s “Unstoppable” Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour (ICGT) recently culminated in Houston, Texas with its first-ever Holiday Experience Concert at the beautiful Church Without Walls cathedral. The 15-city tour is an extension of the brand’s 365Black platform, an initiative that celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year-round. Concert funds raised go to the direct benefit and ongoing support of the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Greater Houston/Galveston and the families they serve.
The gifted and anointed line-up of gospel talent that took center stage during the concert consisted of the multi-award-winning Kirk Franklin, the legendary Clark Sisters, music director and award-winning songwriter Donald Lawrence, award-winning gospel crooner Brian Courtney Wilson and young singing sensation, Jekalyn Carr. Radio personality and gospel artist Lonnie Hunter served as the event’s host/emcee.
Soulful gospel singer Brian Courtney Wilson lead off the evening celebration by captivating the audience with holiday songs of inspiration and hope. Donald Lawrence and Kirk Franklin with supporting cast engaged the welcoming audience with a medley of their award-winning songs throughout the evening. The iconic Clark Sisters wowed attendees with a mesmerizing selection of high energy and spirit-filled selections, while the gospel spark-plug better known as, Jekalyn Carr, encouraged everyone with her recording hits “You’re Bigger” and “You Will Win.”
The Inspiration Celebration Gospel Concert experience will continue to tour nationwide in 2018 raising funds in support of the RMHC mission: “Keeping families with sick children together and near the care and resources they need.”
To give to the RMHC of Greater Houston/Galveston, go to: RMHC – Donate
The overwhelming success for Houston’s first-ever (ICGT) Holiday Experience Concert resulted from the collaborative efforts of the following event organizers:
- 365Black (www.365black.com)
- McDonald’s (www.mcdonalds.com)
- Black McDonald’s Owner/Operators Association of Houston (www.bmoahouston.com)
- Ronald McDonald House Charities (www.rmhc.org)
- The Church Without Walls (www.churchwithoutwalls.org)
Photo Credits: MOAGH & Naomi Richard, White Glove Photos