Celebrating 10 Years of Philly GospelFest

Philly GospelFest was held for the 10th time on the weekend of June 26-28. This event was started as a community outreach opportunity on the sidewalk in front of the CLC Bookcenter in Chestnut Hill with 300 attendees. It has grown dramatically, and this year, with great weather, over 10,000 people were in attendance. Amazingly, 41 artists performed at the three-day event. It was exciting to see so many people worshiping the Lord and enjoying the fun family event together. It has been my privilege to found this event and then host it for the last ten years—all glory to God.

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Me with Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter

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Kicking off the event with my partners Jason Henderson (Isaiah Entertainment), Gillian Grannum (New Covenant Church of Philadelphia) and Mayor Nutter

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Eating a great GospelFest meal of fried fish, french fries and macaroni and cheese (all calorie free, of course)

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Kids lined up to enjoy the moon bounce

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Philip Van Veldhuizen and Karen DiDinato hard at work in the CLC tent

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A portion of the largest crowd ever at a GospelFest event

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A view from the stage while our headliner, Lisa Page Brooks, was performing

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Lisa Page Brooks “bringing down the house”

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My favorite scene at GospelFest each year—people in line for funnel cake

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  1. Mom

    Wow Dave – truely All Glory to God!! Do you think the Mayor is a Believer? We prayed much for you. Love you, Mom

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