Brandon Anderson, LaMonte Harris and Rufus Johnson
TBR — Richmond, VA – Stellar and Dove Award nominated singing sensation all male group, GI also known as God’s Image recently returned center stage for their annual Christmas Concert after a three year hiatus. The group has been busy building, teaching, speaking, preaching and most recently recording and working on their next project. But with the nearing of the finish project in sight, group members Brandon Anderson, LaMonte Harris and newest group member Rufus Johnson thought it was time to return to the center stage in addition to sharing a few of their soon to be released new tunes.
With a packed house, it was clear that many agreed as well, with all roads leading to Spirit Speaking Ministries on Saturday evening to help celebrate their return.
Their special guests for the evening included the New Generation International Praise Team, Anointed Expression Mime Ministry out of Chief Cornerstone Baptist Church in Goochland, VA, Christian Bolar, an 8 year old singing sensation and also the great-grandson of Lonnie Liston Smith Sr., of The World’s Famous Harmonizing Four and nephew of Lonnie Listen Smith, Jazz musician. Also performing was T-Soul who performed songs from his latest release Music Unplugged.
Just before the group was introduced, the emcee for the evening, Sheilah Belle, The Belle, opened the floor up for testimonies. Three individuals shared their trials and triumphs including Reggie B of Program Director of Praise Radio One Richmond. With his wife and sons only a few rows away, he shared his testimony about his doctor first telling him that he had cancer, his fight, determination and faith to over come it, and how God has delivered him from it. “On my last visit to see my doctor, he said, things are looking good…I’ll see you in two years,” says Reggie. The crowd erupted into applause with emotion also visible on Reggie. Truly a strong testimony!
Finally it was time for GI. Once they hit the stage, their fans were on their feet, as they gave a high energy, non-stop, back to back performance of chart topping hits, along with a sprinkle of Christmas tunes.
One of their memorable moments for the evening was their song about the Holy Ghost, as they invited individuals to help them sing the song, one-by-one on the stage. It was really a lot of fun!
Not to be forgotten, as they prepared to sing one of their signature songs, former group members, Marlon Anderson and Curtis also joined them. They were received with much applause and while many stood to show their appreciation.
It was truly a great evening with hopes that their 12th Annual Christmas Concert, goes off without a hitch.
Job well done Gentlemen!
Be sure to also check out their latest single, “I Surrender”. This marks the groups first single from their forthcoming third studio album to be released top of 2016. In a short time span, it has cracked the Top 100 Billboard Gospel Songs Chart and is steadily climbing.
Click here to download the song!
Courtesy of www.thebellereport.com
The 11th Annual Gi Christmas Concert “One Night Only” Touched the Soul was originally published on praiserichmond.com