Thursday 9 April, 2020

Hillsong will be headlining Jus' Worship mega gospel show in Barbados

Pastor John Yarde speaking at the Jus' Worship press conference.

Pastor John Yarde speaking at the Jus' Worship press conference.

One of the most popular Christian bands the world over will be in Barbados ahead of Easter 2020 - Hillsong London.

No matter your age, almost all gospel lovers and general fans of music know of the Hillsong worship group.

Hillsong is a well-known, well-loved Christian rock and worship group originating out of Australia’s Hillsong Church. Various groups like Hillsong Worship, Hillsong United, Hillsong Young & Free, and Hillsong London have operated under the Hillsong brand.

In less than two months, on Friday, April 3, 2020, to be exact, the Hillsong London band will be headlining the gospel mega-show - ‘Jus’ Worship’. This mega-show is set to be held at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.

Along with Hillsong, some of Barbados’ most talented gospel artistes will be featured. This includes the likes of Pastor John Yarde, Russell Blackman and English-born, now Barbadian resident, Israel J. Allen.

Jus’ Worship is an event hosted by the HiArt Entertainment group. This group has produced events with international gospel artistes Jonathan McReynolds and Travis Greene in the past.

There was a recent press conference regarding the highly anticipated headline act - Hillsong. The panel consisted of Kevin Pinder the founder of HiArt Entertainment, Camille Martindale founder Unborn Justice and partner of Jus’ Worship, along with Pastor John Yarde and Israel J. Allen who will be representing the Barbadian talent pool to perform at the event.

But, for HiArt Entertainment, Jus' Worship is not just a gospel show, but a chance for the local community to be a part of the activities. On April 2, Blackman, will be hosting a workshop for locals to attend. It will be held at the Hilton hotel at 6.00 pm. This workshop will be catered to worship leaders, pastors and those who operate the technology and multi-media at their local churches.

Pinder says that the focus of the workshop is “to create a sound which can have an international impact while in keeping with Jesus”. Even though the workshop is for the public, all interested persons must purchase a ticket for Friday night’s show.

Yarde, who is a ‘hot topic of the Bajan gospel world’, says that he is excited to be a part of this event. He is looking forward the most to the workshop. He sees it as an investment in the local community.

British-born, with Barbadian heritage, Israel J. Allen, is also honoured to play his role in this year's gospel mega-show. He sees this opportunity as “a bridge between two worlds”. Allen is also currently working on an album, which will be produced in Barbados.

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