The Experience, the biggest gospel concert in the world today successfully held its first-ever global virtual concert on the 11th of December, 2020. Although the much-awaited 2020 edition, TE 15 (The Global Edition), had come to an end, the phenomenal impact it made still lingers on.
The Experience has become one of the major highlights of every gospel music year and a highly anticipated encounter with God for many. Much of the allure is its interdenominational atmosphere and penchant for unifying people irrespective of nationality, faith, gender, status, or political persuasion, a stance which the 2020 virtual edition stayed true to.
Ministers and Pastors from around the world gave words of encouragement to viewers around the globe. Minister Muyiwa Obe from the United Kingdom encouraged viewers to watch and share the virtual event on their various social media pages. Reverend Victor Adeyemi, senior pastor of the Global Harvest Church while speaking, said that "God is bringing to the earth, a message of peace, God says I have come to stop the plague. You are pregnant with greatness even in the midst of this pandemic, you are about to enter into your most glorious destiny".
Renowned author and speaker, Pastor Cindy Jacobs led the whole audience in praying for the entire world against the coronavirus pandemic and for everyone who was experiencing a form of illness.
One of the major highlights of the concert was the rendition of “Way Maker” by the Dove Award winner, Sinach, Travis Greene, and other artists from around the world, praising and worshipping God in one accord.
The audience at TE 15 (The Global Edition), was also blessed to receive the ministry of Bishop T.D Jakes, a foremost teacher, speaker, author, songwriter, and the Bishop of the Potter's House, a non-denominational American mega church located in Dallas, Texas. While admonishing the viewers around the world, he reminded us to always give thanks to God in every situation we find ourselves, saying that" there is no kind of praise as the praise that erupts from the lips of those in adversity".
Don Moen, considered by many as the grandfather of gospel music and a veteran at The Experience Lagos, led attendees unto the throne room of grace. He ministered classics like ‘Thank You Lord‘, ‘God is good‘, ‘Holy Is The Lord‘.
Gospel fans were led to another dimension of worship as the "Alagbara" crooner, Ono Ariyo led the entire Te 15 audience in another session. Worshippers began to respond and worship together as was evident in the comment section of The TE 15 official social media handles.
Worshippers from around the world began to share in the comment section how their lives were being changed and impacted as worship, fellowship and prayers were being raised. "Who else is mocking coronavirus right now? Yes, even that cannot stop our praise", Golden vessel posted on YouTube. Another worshipper, Leubou yomba noel, commended the organizers of the experience by saying " this is actually beautiful.
Many more artists from around the globe were brought on and time was well managed, it felt like the physical experience, great effort. I am blessed.
Notable and anointed ministers like Nathaniel Bassey, Sidney Mohede, Nokwe the Poet, Maverick city, Hillsong United, and a host of others led the people in more wholesome sessions of worship to God.
The Convener and Lead Pastor of House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin while admonishing the viewers, prayed for a global move of God which will unite the church and cause it to rise to become a mighty force. Pastor Paul while teaching, said that " the major evidence of the outpouring of the Spirt is to raise visionary people". Pastor Paul also said".
Another iconic moment at The Experience Global was the powerful rendition and medley of Hillsong’s " What a Beautiful Name" and Nathaniel Bassey's " Imela". This beautiful rendition by the Global choir in which Pastor Donnie McClurkin was a part, was a truly remarkable moment of worship.
As The Experience Global drew to a close, The Senior Pastor of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission Bishop Mike Okonkwo, addressed worshippers around the globe, encouraging them to remain steadfast in their faith and in the promises of God.
Once again, The Experience has indeed raised the bar through innovation, creativity, and excellence. It has once again laid out a perfect blueprint for how God should and can be worshipped even when circumstances would have it otherwise. TE 15 (The Global Edition) can be viewed over and again as it has been made available on the official website of and on social media platforms of the event.