Stevenson is the founder of Heirs International Ministries, and president and CEO of Heirs Media Group. He serves as the senior pastor of Heirs Covenant Church in West Chester Twp. Stevenson has served in ministry for over four decades in various roles, including pastor, teacher, evangelist and worship leader. He is a prolific songwriter, a recording artist and has produced 11 recording projects. He is also the author of three books, including “Worshiper By Design: A Unique Look At Why We Were Created.”
Cincinnati’s own gospel powerhouse, Darwin Hobbs, is a world-renowned singer/songwriter and recording artist. He has performed and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Michael McDonald, Donna Summers, Michael W. Smith, CeCe Winans, Jars of Clay, Michael Card and many others.
Hobbs, who won a Stellar Award for “Praise and Worship CD of The Year” for his Champion: Live album recently released the song “Call The Name Of Jesus” on HeartArt Music, a label he started with his wife, Traci.
MacKenzie-Thurley said Stevenson, Hobbs and the cast will be at the Fittton Center several days prior to the of the show, preparing for the event. He said the production is on par with the Fitton Family Christmas show with Nancy James, which features a large band, a stage full of singers and a professional production. It’s a similar scale of event.
Stevenson said the first half of the program will be lively with songs of praise and declarations. The second half will be more worshipful and intimate.
“I am looking forward to a great evening of fun and faith-filled music that entertains, encourages and uplifts those who come out that night,” Stevenson said.
WANT TO GO?
What: Pastor John W Stevenson presents A Night of Praise with special guest Darwin Hobbs
Where: Fitton Center for Creative Arts, 101 S. Monument Ave., Hamilton.
When: Saturday, March 24, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 for members; $30 for non-members.
www.fittoncenter.org or call (513) 863-8873, ext. 110.