Praise Leaders at Bethesda Christian Fellowship
A group of elder praise leaders for a praise session, recruited by Reverend Kenneth Doe of Bethesda Christian Fellowship, on Saint Helena Island, South Carolina. A praise session is where songs are offered up by a song leader among the group. The session begins with an introduction from Doe and Dr. Eric Crawford, one of the lead faculty members for Gullah: The Voice of an Island. Songs raised include "Way Down in Egypt," a prayer to bless the congregation, "Yes He Is," a discussion of spirituals during offerings, "Jordan River (One More River to Cross," "Somebody's Knocking at Your Door," a discussion on proper times to sing a spiritual, "May the Work I've Done Speak for Me," a discussion of "the old songs," "Jesus All the Time," "Every time I Feel the Spirit," a statement of appreciation for the group, "I Promised the Lord," and a closing prayer.
Spirituals (Songs)--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island;African Americans--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island--Music;Gullahs--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island--Religion;African American musicians--Songs and music;Hymns--South Carolina--Saint Helena Island;Prayer--Christianity;Doe, Kenneth;Saint Helena Island (S.C.)
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The Athenaeum Press, "Praise Leaders at Bethesda Christian Fellowship" (2013). Voice of an Island Oral Histories and Service Recordings, 2012-2013. 10.