- Sunday | June 9, 2019
- 10:00 am
- 3276 E Venice Ave, Venice, FL 34292
- (941) 484-7068
Ah, the day is here! We celebrate the birth of the church filled with the Holy Spirit alive in the world in and through us, the disciples of Jesus. We turn to see each other, to know each other, as Beloved of God, children of God, the Body of Christ.
Marsha Stevens certainly deserves to be known as the mother of contemporary Christian music, a title that Christian Century and others have bestowed upon her. She was the leader of what is considered to be the world’s first contemporary Christian music group, Children of the Day, and she has continued as a solo artist to produce albums of worship-oriented and edifying adult contemporary pop. As such, she remains the progenitor of what, by 2002, would become the single most popular genre in the contemporary Christian music market. Such artists as Susan Ashton, Margaret Becker, Amy Grant, Kim Hill, Twila Paris, Sandi Patty and Jaci Velasquez all sing in her shadow. Whether they know it or not, Marsha Stevens went before them to prepare the way – against odds they can scarcely imagine. A pioneer of pioneers, Stevens would be one of the only artists from the early Jesus movement to be still recording and touring fulltime at the end of the millennium. We are honored to have her as our guest artist for our worship service June 9th at 10:00 AM. This service will be Live-Streamed.