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Vickie Winans, William McDowell to Headline Emmanuel Christian Academy Benefit Concert
Award-winning gospel artists to perform Friday, May 8, 2015 at The House of The Lord

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Akron, Ohio (December 11, 2014) – Gospel artists Vickie Winans and William McDowell will headline Emmanuel Christian Academy’s 2015 Annual Benefit Concert, the school announced Thursday. The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8, 2015 at The House of The Lord (1650 Diagonal Rd.) in Akron, Ohio. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

“We are thrilled to have Vickie Winans and William McDowell perform for our 2015 Benefit Concert,” stated Emmanuel Principal and Chief School Administrator, V. Rena Suber. “This concert not only benefits Emmanuel, it greatly impacts our community. I hope the community shows up again for an incredible night of praise, worship and fellowship.”

Winans, who has been singing for 24 years, has released 13 albums, while starring in Broadway musicals and theatrical shows. Also an accomplished comedienne and multi-award winner and nominee, Winans manages herself and is the President of Viviane, Inc., her Detroit-based management company, where she books and performs approximately 200 shows a year. Dubbed the “Joy Princess of Gospel,” Vickie Winans is known for bringing joy, laughter and praise into every room she enters.

A pioneer in modern worship, McDowell serves as the lead pastor at Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Fla. His sphere of ministry reaches far beyond his hometown, with chart-topping albums As We Worship, Arise and his most recent Withholding Nothing. Released in November 2013, Withholding Nothing expands on the attitude of whole-hearted worship that McDowell strives for. Known for his ability to mix musical genres, McDowell has been nominated for both Dove and Stellar Awards, while winning an American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Award.

Ticket sales for the 2015 Emmanuel Christian Academy Benefit Concert begin December 14, 2014. For tickets, please contact the school office at 330-836-7182.

2015 Benefit Concert Poster