Gospel concert for musician
Stephen Francis, affectionately known as Big Steve, will be the beneficiary of a fund-raising gospel concert on March 26 at New Dimension Ministries, Barbarees Hill, St Michael, at 6:30 p.m.
The accomplished musician, who has been ministering with numerous groups and churches for over 20 years, is facing health challenges; and the gospel music fraternity is rallying with him at a concert that will feature groups and artistes backed by a gospel big band led by drummer Frederick Griffith.
Artistes will include Paula Hinds, Allison Norville-Forde and the Silvertones.
Francis, a multi-instrumentalist who is perhaps best known for his keyboard and bass skills, was described by Jeff Shepherd, one of the concert’s organisers, as a “fantastic musician whose gift has taken him through the Caribbean, United Kingdom, South Africa and the United States”.
A committed family man who has impacted many people with his easy-going, amiable nature, Francis has played at most national events including Gospelfest and has toured with the Silvertones.
“We are still in prayer for his complete healing. We want to ask the entire Christian community, artistes with whom he has played and the entire music fraternity for their prayers and support,” Shepherd added. (RJ)