On Sunday, October 28th, 2018, Delaware State University hosted its Annual Homecoming Gospel Concert. The EH Theater was filled with students and many guests from the Dover Area and all over the state. The audience entered the theater and were greeted by Women Senate President, Tess Aguiar and other DSU students at check-in. The Entire Student Government Association “No Limit Administration” was also present during the concert.
The Host of the Concert was Antionne Jackson, an ordained Elder at Everlasting Life International Ministries. He greeted the audience while showcasing his bright personality.
The Delaware State Gospel Choir started off the concert by singing three songs: “Close to You by Charles Jenkins and Fellowship”, Jesus Promised by the Chicago Mass Choir and “I’m Saved by Dexter Zion.”
Gospel Artist Kenderlyn Turner was the next act and she sang her version of “When The Saints Go to Worship.” which is a Donald Lawrence hit. Her background singers were Yalonda Kerneal, a former DSU Gospel Choir Director and Delaware State Alumuna: Sherrylynn Shockley, and Chavella Bratten. She sang beautifully. Justin Powell and Adoration followed by singing their own song “He is God.”
Soon after, The Host, Antionne Jackson, went up and said a few words about his testimony and how much God has brought him through. This led the audience to worship. Immediately after Pastor Edward “Busta” Fields and friends joined in and continued to lead the crowd in worship while also having a short praise break in between.
The Last two acts of the night were “Chico Robinson & God’s Chosen and Charles Butler & Trinity.” Chico Robinson & God’s Chosen sang three songs while promoting their new and upcoming album.
The final act was Charles Butler and Trinity who sang beautifully “Alpha and Omega” and their new song “The Blood featuring Josh Copeland.” Josh Copeland also sang with the choir. He gave an impactful performance.
The concert ended around 10:30 to 11 pm with people still dancing and praising God even after it was over. It was a beautiful sight. People also had the chance to network with other believers of the same faith from different HBCU’s (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) such as students from Lincoln University of PA, Morgan State University and Bowie State University.
The Delaware State Gospel Choir President Kendall Wright said that “The Power of God was truly made evident throughout the entire concert. I really enjoyed my time there.”
Another Delaware State University student Desia Ransom said that “The Gospel Concert was not worth missing. It makes me feel like I was at home in my own church.”