Pastor Bonnie Deuschle comes to London (10-07-07)

By Henry Makiwa

ZIMBABWEAN gospel diva Pastor Bonnie Deuschle descends on London this weekend to hold a one off concert with American superstar Lashell Griffin who is famed for her ascendance from a "housewife to a celebrity".
Pastor Bonnie and Griffin share the stage with

a host of other English-based choirs and dance troupes at the Celebration Church’s inaugural Action conference at the Odeon Cinema complex in North Greenwich. Also expected to perform is gifted baritone Anesu Mawoyo of the group Faith Moves Mountains who last year released their critically acclaimed second album, Just the Right Time.

Pastor Bonnie Deuschle
It is however Pastor Bonnie, with three albums under her belt as lead singer of Celebration choir’s Celebration series albums and 2002’s solo offering Don’t Give Up which featured cricketer-cum-tenor Henry Olonga. Pastor Bonnie commands much respect for her work not only in establishing the fledgling Christian ministry of Celebration Churches (formerly known as Hear The Word church) with husband Pastor Tom, but also for her effort in founding Hear the Music record stable which annually compiles the best work of Zimbabwean Gospel artists onto one album. Last year Pastor Bonnie worked with superstar Oliver Mtukudzi for the inspirational hit With You, With Me.
Also topping the bill will be American Griffin who scooped the first prize in the first-ever The Oprah Winfrey Pop Star Challenge in 2003 hosted by the celebrated talk show host, Oprah Winfrey.


Against all odds, Griffin, a mother of five, shook off competition from younger entrants to complete a “housewife-to-celebrity” fairy-tale run landing herself a recording deal to release her classic Free album.
Those who will attend Saturday’s concert can expect the talented Griffin – who toured Zimbabwe in November 2004 – to perform hit songs such as Breathe Again, Rise and I Can Only Imagine off her debut work.
According to a Celebration ministries spokesperson, the concert folds into the church’s three-day conference which begins Friday evening.
“We are excited, the Celebration Church’s flagship Action conference has come to the UK. The conference is on from the 13th, 6:45pm start to the 15th of July at the Odeon Cinema complex at 10 Bugsby Way North Greenwich London SE10 0QJ, “ he said.
“We are inviting everyone to come and hear from our Senior Pastors, Tom and Bonnie Deuschle from Harare, Zimbabwe who are our keynote speakers. We need all to come, not only to the concert but to feed on the word of God as well as we will have many teaching programmes, healing and prayer sessions. The theme for our first ever Action conference in England is Taking Dominion because that‘s exactly what we are doing.”


The Celebration Church Conference starts on Friday 13 July 2007 at 6:45pm at 10 Bugsby Way North Greenwich London SE10 0QJ.
Other speakers who will be ministering to you include Dr Mathew Wazara (Celebration Church Borrowdale, Zim), Pastor Paul Nyamuda (Celebration Church J’burg, SA), Major Frank Thornhill (USA), Pastor Deborah Oakley(USA) and many more.

The Action Concert features Pastor Bonnie Deuschle and Oprah Winfrey’s Pop Idol winner LaShelle Griffin. the concert starts at 5pm at the Action Venue. Tickets for the concert are now on sale and cost £10 each.

Call Anna on 07908757007 or call Audrey on 07888758887 to make your order. Hurry as places are limited for this event!!

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