Gospel recording artist, Apostle Ronnie (Diamond) Hoard, pastor of Ephphatha New Ministries (ENM) of Columbus, Ohio will perform live at the ‘Unity Concert’ on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30 p.m., at Kingdom Builders Evangelistic Ministries, (KBEM) Inc. , 1629 Waller St., in Portsmouth.
Overseer David Malone, pastor of KBEM, said their purpose is to show support to local law enforcement agencies.
“This is just to show support to our local law enforcement agencies. We just want to tell them thank you for everything that they do for our community in providing safety and security for our community,” Malone said. “We have reached out to the Scioto County Sheriff’s Department, the Portsmouth Police Department, the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Safety Department of Shawnee State University.”
KBEM will be distributing certificate to law enforcement agencies during the course of the event.
“We are also going to put together certificates of appreciation for agency, just to let them know that we do care about them and want recognize their particular agency,” Malone said. “I think this is a good way for everyone to come together and pastor Hoard called and that is when I decided exactly what I am going to do with this. The idea of the concert was his (Hoards) but in general the purpose of the concert was actually all my idea.”
The Unity Concert will open up with selections from the Northend Community Choir under the direction of Malone.
Hoard said the Unity Concert to be held at KBEM is part of a series of concerts that he is conducting.
“I am trying to do a series of Unity Concerts, and this is my third one, just to let people know that we have to live together,” Hoard said. “The title of my CD is ‘Unity,” and the title track is talking about marriage, it is talking about war. One song is called ‘Save the Children,’ and this CD project is basically letting the nation know that we need to get it together and that is what this concert is about.”
Hoards ‘Unity’ CD will be available for purchase at the Unity Concert.
“I am going to be giving some CD’s away, and of course I will have some other products available as well. I will be bringing singers and my band. It will be a full-fledged concert.” Hoard said. “We are just really looking forward this and being there on July 30th at Kingdom Builders.”
Evangelist Henrietta Hoard, Hoard’s wife, and First Lady of ENM, who is a native of Portsmouth, said she is excited about the Unity Concert happening in her home town.
“I am excited, just really excited about coming home for the Unity Concert,” Henrietta Hoard said. “This CD is really a timely project. My husband put this CD out way before all of these series of tragedies involving law enforcement across the country, with the exception of Sandy Hook. We just want everyone to come out, they will really be blessed in attending this concert, this CD will really minister to the hearts of many.”
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