The Birmingham Times
Birmingham Freedom Fest, a music and empowerment festival, will be a virtual experience that is set to take place on Saturday, July 25.
The Freedom Fest 2020 entertainment line-up will feature an array of talented music artists such Birmingham’s Kristen Glover, a wife, mother, daughter, friend, teacher, worshipper, and passionate woman on a mission to give God the glory in every area of her life. She has embraced the anointed call on her life to lift Jesus through music ministry. Kristen has traveled throughout the U.S. and internationally leading gospel music workshops, singing as a lead vocalist or soloist, and ushering believers and non-believers alike into the presence of the Lord as worship leader.
She serves as praise and worship leader at Ebenezer Victory Empowerment Church in Birmingham, Alabama, under the leadership of her Pastors Rev. Dr. Sam and Rev. Angelia Walker. Glover is beyond grateful to have parents that have always been her pastors and that are responsible for initially leading and introducing her to Jesus.
In the Summer of 2017, Kristen stepped out on the promise of God and into her purpose to launch Kristen W. Glover Ministries, a multi-faceted ministry founded on the sincere commitment to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and edify all of God’s people. A bi-weekly prayer call entitled “Let Us Pray” has catapulted Kristen’s ministry and has carried her devotion to God to another level. Each prayer session and the testimonies of God’s manifested Glory further solidifies Kristen’s belief that she was created to be a mouthpiece for God.
The Freedom Fest 2020 virtual experience will provide viewers two avenues for engagement.
The first will be through empowerment. Throughout the virtual experience, thought-provoking discussions, will shine a light on issues of equality and civic engagement with topics centered around civil rights, immigration relations, LGBTQ+ advocacy, social justice, technology, women empowerment, election 2020 and others. These conversations will be led by some of the brightest minds in advocacy such as Stacey Abrams, founder of Fair Fight Action, United States Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey), United States Senator Doug Jones (Alabama), Congresswoman Terri Sewell (AL-07), Alphonso David, president of the Human Rights Campaign, Bobbie Knight, president of Miles College, Mayor Randall Woodfin of Birmingham and many more. During the festival there will be a fundraising campaign that will allow viewers to donate funds to help support the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the heart of the Birmingham Civil Rights District.
The Freedom Fest 2020 entertainment line-up will feature an array of talented music artists such as Glover, Christina J. Wade, Shaeed & DJ Supreme featuring Kids In The Cypher, Sherri Brown and Stellar Award gospel artist nominee, Pastor Mike McClure. Jr. Hip hop recording artists, Translee, will also return to the Freedom Fest stage this summer.
Freedom Fest 2020 is sponsored by Regions Bank, Coca-Cola, Renasant Bank, Ed Farm, BBVA, Protective Life, Music Education on Wheels, Miller Coors, We Love Birmingham, and The Penny Foundation and is produced by LRY Media Group.
The festival will be streamed live and is free for the public to access. Attendees can visit www.freedomfestbhm.com to RSVP in order to receive a link to access the virtual experience.