EI8HT HOUR SHIFT comes to Gracepoint Berkeley!

13 07 2009

gracepoint berkeleyWe certainly had a different praise experience this past Friday – instead of our normal MYT and Bible Study, we started with Bible Study and then had our first ever concert here at Gracepoint Fellowship Church with Eight Hour Shift, a Christian alternative rock band featuring Pastor Jon Choi, the speaker at our most recent Gracepoint Summer Institute. For those of you who remember, in addition to teaching us some new insights on the Old Testament, Pastor Jon Choi also entertained us with some pretty awesome acoustic guitar solos last time he was here. Well, this time he came back with his band – and they were a lot of fun. There were a lot of great moments to remember, from the testimonies to the different instrumental solos to hearing the only Asian guy that I’ve ever seen singing scat. I personally enjoyed the way they incorporated a lot of jazz riffs into their music – it’s been awhile since I heard music like that!

But, even more amazing is the way that all of the members of the band are not just musicians who like to get together to praise God, but also the fact that they are all leaders in their own respective ministries around the country as well, serving God as best as they know how. It’s great that they can get together and fellowship with each other and serve God and people like us in this way as well!

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14 07 2009
David Tung

I really enjoyed Sam’s keyboard playing, especially when he copied Pastor Jon Choi’s guitar playing – I wonder if he has perfect pitch, although I guess that’s not totally necessary to do what he was doing.

16 07 2009
Irene

han had an awesome voice….dunno if he’s from Seoul..but most def got some soul =P

30 07 2011
Wade Willson

Amen to that!

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