The voices of Trinity’s Gospel Choir flooded the Ozinga Chapel Auditorium as they opened the 11th annual Gospel Fest on April 23.
Sponsored by the Organization of African American Unity (OAAU), the event featured musical performances by Trinity’s Gospel Choir, Royal Priesthood, and Sisters in Unity, as well as Chosen to Worship and Grace and Mercy Ministries, led by Minister Grace Hobson.
“The evening was filled with the Holy Spirit,” said Quinton Parker ’12 of Matteson, Illinois, vice president of the OAAU and member of the Royal Priesthood.
Trinity students, faculty, and friends gathered in the Chapel for a night of fellowship, worship, and praise as the performers witnessed through song and dance.
“It was a great time to come out and worship God in many different ways, whether it was with rap, singing, or dancing,” Parker said. A lot of planning went into organizing the event, he said, but seeing everyone come together to praise God was worth the time. Parker has hopes in future years to make Gospel Fest an even larger success.
“It was great seeing Trinity’s own talent and outside ministries come together to praise God through singing and dancing,” said Tatyana Smith ’11 of Chicago, secretary of the OAAU. “It was also great seeing support from Trinity’s students, faculty, staff, and visitors. I look forward to next year.”