About The Event
The National Baptist Convention has aligned with producers, Terk Entertainment Group and OCTET Productions, to produce “The Encore Gospel Celebration of Unity”. This virtual event features performances from internationally acclaimed gospel artists joining together to lend their voices of hope and unity to the world. Through musical performances, a number of the nation’s top gospel artists and notable celebrities will join together for a cohesive, COVID-Compliant celebration to give viewers a semblance of healing during this time of crisis.
The Encore Gospel Celebration is being produced for domestic and international streaming along with broadcast distribution and pay-per-view. This event will also serve as a fundraising effort, benefiting The National Baptist Convention, I’M IN, a strategic initiative aimed at narrowing the disparity in healthcare and cutting-edge technology in the African American community that have been highlighted during the current pandemic.
The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actor, comedian, writer, and producer currently stars and co-created the ABC hit sitcom Black-ish, averaging nearly 6.5 million viewers weekly. Anthony is a producer of Grown-ish along with executive producer of Mixed-ish and the game show To Tell the Truth.
SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTERS
Pastor Shirley Caesar
Known to most as the “Queen” of gospel music, Pastor Shirley Caesar continues to celebrate one of the most decorated careers in this genre of music. Her remarkable achievements include 14 Stellar Awards 12 Grammys, 18 Doves and 30 record albums.
Morris Chestnut is a stage, film and television actor with a career, spanning over 25 years. He first came to prominence for his role as Ricky in the 1991 film, Boyz n the Hood. He has appeared in feature films and on television series, including the starring role of FBI Agent, Will Keaton in the NBC TV series, The Enemy Within.
Taraji P. Henson
Taraji P. Henson is an Oscar and Emmy-nominated actress and producer, best known for her roles in the television drama Empire (2015–20), Hidden Figures (2016) and Hustle & Flow (2005) , Proud Mary, and Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (both 2018) Henson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame ahead of the release of her film, What Men Want (2019). Later in 2019 she appeared in The Best of Enemies, portraying civil rights activist Ann Atwater.
Lamman Rucker is a stage, film and television actor. Before roles in Tyler Perry’s, Why Did I Get Married? and Meet the Browns, his career began on daytime soap operas, As the World Turns and All My Children. He also starred in the Oprah Winfrey Network drama series, Greenleaf.