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Portlanders are in for a gospel treat today

Published:Saturday | May 28, 2016 | 5:00 AMGareth Davis
Rafike Miller (left) in discussion with Kirk Shelton of Kevin Kirk Ministries.

PORT ANTONIO, Portland:

Realising that his spiritual gift is to praise God through singing, Kevin Shelton, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian is doing just that through his ministry and Portlanders are in for a special treat at a Gospel concert slated for today at Port Antonio High School in Portland.

Shelton, who is also a member of the Jamaica Constabulary Force received his calling from his master more than eight years ago, but has long since develop and realise his addiction for singing gospel songs, which was quite overwhelming.

"It's all about praising the Lord Jesus Christ," said Shelton.

"When I am in the shower, I sing, when I am at work, I sing, and as a matter of fact, I even dream about singing almost every time. I was introduced to Jesus by my mother, who has been a Seventh-day Adventist for almost three decades and the experience has been good. As a young person, it is important to make time and serve God, who loves and cares for us. Yes there have been many distractions, but God is just a prayer away. God came to save sinners, not the righteous," he added.

Over the years, Shelton has presented his messages in song at just about every opportunity, whether in Portland, the parish of his birth, or elsewhere, where his music has seemingly captivated the audience. But determined to do even more; Shelton has seen it necessary to take it a step further by launching his own ministry dubbed 'Kevin Kirk ministries', which has grown rapidly.

Kevin Kirk ministries will today present a grand gospel concert entitled 'refuelled' beginning at 7 p.m. featuring a host of gospel artiste.

Continuing Shelton said, "Everyone has a special gift or talent, and singing is my gift from God. The messages that I deliver in songs are all about extending love and care to ones brother and neighbour, just as Jesus Christ urges us to do. Caring about each other brings about love, peace, and happiness. God is all about love, and we who are called to serve must ensure that the gospel message is echoed all over for all to hear," Shelton told Family and Religion.

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