The New York Call, a coalition of Christian pastors, ministries and congregations from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, celebrated its 10th anniversary Saturday, Aug. 24, with a day of fun and fellowship at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, N.Y. Saturday, Aug. 24, with a day of fun and fellowship.
The annual outdoor crusade focuses on promoting unity among Christians in the New York tri-state area, with music and ministry award-winning Gospel recording artists Bishop Hezekiah Walker, JJ Hairston, Erica Campbell, Isaac Carree, Tye Tribbett, Uncle Reece, Canton Jones, The New York Call’s own Pastor Donnie McClurkin and others.
Guest speakers included local pastors, community leaders, Stephen Baldwin and Lowell Hawthorne, president and CEO of Gold Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill and a longtime supporter and sponsor of The New York Call.
Founded by Pastor Donnie McClurkin, The New York Call seeks to break down barriers to unity among believers; promote oneness and harmony through ontinual fellowship; and reach out to those who are hurting and lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ. The participating clergy have diligently sought to fulfill that mandate by bringing their congregations together for prayer, worship and the annual outdoor celebration in August.
A power-packed time of Christian outreach, fellowship and fun for the whole family, the event draws between 10, 000 and 20,000 people each year to the grounds of Long Island’s Eisenhower Park.
To celebrate the momentous milestone of its 10th year, The New York Call will move to a new Long Island location on August 24 – the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, 1000 Ocean Parkway in Wantagh. The 14,000-seat waterfront amphitheater reopened this spring after a major reconstruction effort to repair extensive damage caused by superstorm Sandy in October 2012.
The day kicked off at 11:00 a.m. in the Pavilion Area, with free activities to inform and empower those in attendance. Offerings included free glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings, HIV and STD testing, eye exams, dental care services and mammography appointments. Health professionals were on hand to share valuable information about cancer treatment options and patient caregiver services, as well as information on health, fitness and nutrition for adults and children.
Representatives from Feed the Children distributed complimentary boxes of food and personal care items, as well as fun games and other giveaways for the kids, plus face painting, refreshments, beauty and grooming product samples and complimentary food sampling provided by Golden Krust Caribbean Bakery & Grill.
For more information about The New York Call contact the Perfecting Faith Church at 516-223-8300, or visit www.nycall.org.