The second night of the American Gospel Celebration did not disappoint with The Hoppers, Booth Brothers, Voices of Lee, Gordon Mote and Larry Gatlin headlining.
The evening began with a tribute to those for whom the event is held, honoring the veterans with a salute to the armed forces sung by Voices of Lee. Applause rang out as each branch of our military was honored while veterans of each branch stood upon hearing their anthem.
The Hoppers followed, setting a worshipful tone with a stellar performance of their fan favorites including Jerusalem and Shoutin' Time.
The Military Warrior Support Foundation continued it's gift of giving when it blessed a wounded warrior with a mortgage free home. Don Chandler and his family were present to receive the keys to the same from Lt. Gen Leroy Sisco.
And as if Gordon Mote's soulful tones weren't accompaniment enough to his legendary piano playing, he was also joined by Voices of Lee on stage in a moving rendition of America the Beautiful, adding to the already patriotic mood in the auditorium.
The collaborations kept on coming, as Larry Gatlin invited Canton Junction and the Booth Brothers to join him on stage, giving the country fans a hat tip as they crooned along to the fan favorite, All The Gold In California. Larry capped off his set singing a song he and the Booth Brothers wrote earlier that same day. Upon hearing that he was going to be the last performer before Pastor Hagee, Larry said "the last song I sing should be about Jesus..." and with those words, a song was born.
Pastor Hagee took the stage, as the expectant crowd sat eager to hear his sermon on The Coming Fourth Reich, giving the audience months of research and a clearly painted picture on the book of revelation.
Rounding out the evening was a resounding performance by the Booth Brothers, whose harmonies soared and encouraged and already uplifted crowd.