Jamaican Adventist Congregation Hosts Interdenominational Reggae, Dance-Flavored Charity Concert
4 July 2019 | An Adventist church in Kingston, Jamaica is hosting an interdenominational charity concert featuring reggae and dance-inspired gospel music.
Gospel artist and minister, Omari, will perform this Sunday at the event which is titled Mission Possible. The Gleaner reported that it would take place at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in St Andrew.
The event is organized by Regent Street Seventh-day Adventist Church and also features, reggae and dancehall praise and worship performers Kevin Downswell, Rhoda Isabella, Ryan Davis and Norman Smith.
Mission Possible is named after Christ’s Great Commission in Matthew 28. Organizers acknowledge that the music styles and interdenominational nature of the event are not typical of Adventist-run productions.
Concert producer, Everette Green, told The Gleaner that, “The Great Commission is to spread the love. The church is too caught up in preaching and teaching. We talk about love, but we are not showing it.”
Discussing the interdenominational nature of the event, Green said that he was in favor of inclusiveness “as long as the Bible does not preach against it.”
“We can’t speak about love and be exclusive. You have to be inclusive and open your arms,” the (unnamed) choir director at Regent Street SDA told The Gleaner in reference to the event. “We have to be able to appreciate that there are others who like other things.”
Proceeds from the event will go to support outreach and humanitarian projects organized by Regent Street Seventh-day Adventist Church.