The Decatur Hotel & Conference Center’s Swanton Amphitheater played host to a celebration of Love, Life, and The Lord, as Finding Eve Soul Cafe commemorated their one year anniversary in revival-esque fashion, for a spirit-filled night of praise and worship. And, let me tell you…it was definitely a Holy-ghost party!
Hosted by Christian comedian Stephon Raickett, the event sparked the anniversary of FESC mission to provide the quintessential venue for Christian’s to socialize, laugh, and sing, in a wholesome and mature environment without the drawbacks of the common nightlife activities. Entertainment at FESC comes complete with live music, poetry, spoken word, and comedy.
And, if you haven’t heard of the Finding Eve Soul Cafe you don’t know what you are missing. The cafe caters to all Christian’s; whether married, single, or couples; FESC welcomes all with open arms. Founder Nyasia Bowen’s philosophy is Live Life. Love God. No Compromise. Nyasia, who is also the owner of Eventista Productions, believes “One can be saved, love God, and live a fun, fulfilled life without compromising one’s faith“. Amen.
Let me tell you, this event did not compromise on anointing every soul in the house. And there was no emotion spared, as the celebration brought moments of uncontrollable laughter, tears of joy and jubilee, and praise and reverence all in the name of The Lord. Can we have some church in here!
Comedian Stephon Raickett warmed up the crowd up with his signature style of Christian-based observational comedy. Stephon kept the “congregation” in stitches as he touched on everything from the pulpit-to-the-pews, and everyone else in between!
When the house band came on stage I had to do a double take, as upon first glance I thought it was my teen-aged son and his pals attempting to crash the party. 😀 But alas, it was a band made-up of young adults that played their instruments like they’d been attached to them from birth. 😀 AMAZING!!!
Now when I tell you there were some Gospel “sangers” there (spelled correctly by the way ;-P), that’s exactly what they were. This crop of artist brought it! I’m talking about the kind of “sangin” (again, spelled correctly), that would no doubt make the final cut of Sunday Best and/or send Donnie McClurkin into a praise break episode while singing along in pitch perfect harmony. 😀
The lineup included some of the FESC alum, along with a few others from across the country. Stanley Seymour and crew lead the roster of performers, and they ushered in the praise like none I’ve ever seen or heard before! I was so overjoyed and moved that I couldn’t stay in my seat…let alone stay still. My sincere apologies goes out to the lady seated directly in front of me as I likely caused the minor tone-deafness in her left ear from all of my shouting throughout the night. 😐 Gospel artist Marlo Moore, Gospel MC Ryan “E-Hud” Ellis, Gospel artist J. Locke, the Jackson Twinz, poetess Torey “3rd Sunday” Hill, and Christian recording artist LaTonya Scott were also there to deliver the Victory.
Nadia Mathews of Grace & Peace Productions was also in attendance to sign her book “How I Let Her Steal My Husband“, along with Ayanna Foster-Kelson of Christian publication Renewed Magazine, Anastasia Whylly of Satisfy Your Style jewelry and accessories, Kingdom Klothes, and Brian K. Chesson of Roc-Ya-Spirit Apparel.
Dionne McClure with Imortal Media handled the photography for the event. You can check out additional pics from the event here.
During the celebration, guest also enjoyed cupcakes, door prizes, free gas cards (who couldn’t use a few of those!), and free FESC t-shirts.
Well, sisters and brothers, I’m off to the chiropractor now. Seems like all that jumping and shouting is finally catching up to me. 😀