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Atlanta Indian Churches Celebrate “Praise Music Fest `09”

City Indian Churches celebrated “Praise Music Fest `09” featuring, Jollee Abraham, Chennai, India (A former Film Playback Singer, who sang for leading Indian Movie Industry Music Directors, M. S. Viswanathan, Ilayaraja, T. Rajender etc., now a Gospel Singer) on October 31, 2009 between 6 - 9 PM at Atlanta Christian Assembly Hall, Decatur Atlanta, GA. The goal for this event is to promote more peace, harmony, and unity among Asian Indians to serve the Indian communities here in the US and in India in a more effective manner. Also, the hope is to strengthen the bond of love, friendship, and fellowship for the improvement of interpersonal relationships among Indians. Also, the goal is to recognize pastors/ministers serving Indian Christian Community. 

Rev. Avinash Raiborde opened the Praise Music Fest `09 evening with prayer. Rev. Christopher Palli welcomed the audience. Bro. Jollee Abraham sang gospel songs from four Indian languages, Hindi, Malayalam, Telugu, and Tamil. Indian youth filled the stage with fantastic instrumentals through violin and guitar. Also, Jollee Abraham released his 4 CDs of gospel songs in Telugu, Malayalam, Tamil, and Hindi through the Indian Christian Community leaders in Atlanta. Rev. Bill Murray (a former Senior Pastor of Midtown Community Church) was the Chief Guest for the evening and he shared a message on the importance of Unity in the community to achieve greater and higher things in life for God’s glory. On behalf of the Indian Christian Community, Dr. Paul Joseph recognized pastors, missionaries, organizers, and musicians in the Christian Community while Chief Guest, Rev. Bill Murray presented gifts to the ministers helped by Mrs. Preethi Joseph. Rev. Shibu Cherian offered the vote of thanks. The final prayer was given by Rev. Palmer Paramadhas. Prayers were offered to God to shower blessings upon Indian communities in Atlanta and for the healthy living. 

The following pastors/ministers were present at the event and were recognized for the outstanding service to the Indian Christian Community in Atlanta. Rev. Avinash Raiborde (First India Baptist Church), Mrs. Norma Charles (South Asian Missionary of GA Baptist Convention), Rev. Palmer Paramadhas (Atlanta Tamil Church), Rev. Shibu Cherian (Atlanta Church of God), Rev. Samuel Raj Moses (First Tamil Church in Atlanta), Rev. Christopher Palli & Rev. Peter Palli (Atlanta Telugu Christian Fellowship), Rev. V. P. Abraham (GA Full Gospel Assembly), Rev. Niel Reddy (Caribbean, Pacific, Asian Church), Rev. Thompson Samuel (Atlanta Christian Assembly), Rev. Raj Nagi (Asian Indian Christian Church), Rev. Samarppan (Nepali Church), and Dr. Paul Joseph (Atlanta Indian Christian Fellowship). Bro. John Jacob and Rev. Samuel Thompson organized the music orchestration for the evening. The entire event was coordinated by Dr. Paul Joseph.  

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