Join us at the Bolingbrook Performance Arts Center (375 W. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook, IL 60440) on Saturday September 7th from 1-6pm, for an exciting spirit filled Joyfest 2019!

There will be an awesome line-up that includes local churches and praise teams.  The performers this year include Jashua’s Troop, Zeke Locke & NuXperience, Keshia McFarland, Lenasia Tyson, Love Fellowship Baptist Church Praise Dancers, Compass Church, Glad Tidings Apostolic Assembly, Lifeline Worship and St. Francis of Assisi. 

You are sure to be blessed!

Last years performers are shown below.

James Fortune

The son of a preacher, James Fortune is a Houston bred, singer, songwriter and producer. Called to music ministry as a child, the idea of a record label, worldwide travel, an abundance of accolades and two Grammy nominations were the least of his thoughts and aspirations.

James Fortune’s current release, Dear Future Me, intertwines trust with the act of forgiving self, and realizing that your future will flourish with God’s grace. The project encourages healing and is a reflective journey that Fortune deems as one of his most transparent and honest records, thus far.

Zacardi Cortez

One of the most talked about voices in gospel music today belongs to 31 year old singer, Zacardi Cortez. Cortez has impacted the Gospel Music industry with Top 10 radio hits including “YDIA,” “1 On 1,” and “One More Time,” featuring Pastor John P. Kee. During the early years of his career, Cortez’ big voice and spine tingling vocal gymnastics distinguished James Fortune & FIYA’s radio smashes “I Believe” and “The Blood.”

Zacardi Cortez has enjoyed appearances on major platforms including P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Reunion Tour, The WORD Network, BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” and BET’s “Sunday Best;” along with releasing two Top 10 albums, The Introduction (2012) and Reloaded (2014). Cortez latest single is entitled “God Held Me”, which is a part of his third album.

Crossroads of Faith

The Crossroads of Faith Praise Band has been helping attendees to Crossroads of Faith United Methodist church in Bolingbrook worship each and every Sunday Morning since 2000. …
The band has gone through many lineup transformations, but one thing always remains constant, the groups dedication to serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through their gift of music.
Crossroads of Faith hopes to help enhance your JoyFest 2018 experience as Bob(Acoustic), Dave (Bass), Paul (Keys), Jake (Drums), Amanda (Vocals), Russ (Vocals), Jim (Drums) and others share their gift of praise with you

LXW Chicago

LXW Chicago is a young group of people based in the Chicago area started by Gospel artist Deitrick Haddon. They are on fire for Christ and reign from various churches and backgrounds. Brought together for ministry and for the love of God, this choir is prepared to put the enemy in his place by advancing God’s without… boundaries. LXW Chicago is not only a choir, but a movement.

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Adrian B. King & Reverence featuring Darius Brooks

Gospel Recording Artist Adrian B. King & Reverence are no strangers to the Gospel Music Industry. and are Set & Ready to Release The KINGDOM SOUND!

With his uncanny ability to pen songs that capture the very “heart of worship”, King accompanied by his skilled and anointed group of Singers & Musicians (Adrian B. King & Reverence) have been blessed to record numerous Cd Projects in their their 20+ years of Musical Career.

Their Praise, Worship & Celebration Experience On stage has afforded them opportunities to travel extensively throughout the U.S. sharing the Good News Of Jesus Christ, in their own unique way.
I’ll Trust, In You is the lead single from the KINGDOM SOUND Vol. 1 project.

King teams up with Stellar Award Winning/Grammy Nominated Artist Vashawn Mitchell (Nobody Greater) and Darius Brooks (Your Will) as features on the new release. “Come What May, Still Say…I’ll Trust, In You”. (Adrian B. King & Reverence)

St. Francis of Assisi

The St. Francis of Assisi Singers are an assorted group of people willing to use God’s gifts to raise a joyful noise unto the Lord!

Though the group changes each year, there are 2 things that remain: a joy of singing and the willingness to put it all out there in praise of our God!

LeNasia Sledge-Tyson

Born and raised in Chicago with a song in her heart, LeNasia is a soulful inspirational singer and songwriter. Her positive energy encourages you to see the positive side of any trial or tribulation in life. There is a powerful message in her music and she wants the world to know that it is okay to be uniquely creative and different.

LeNasia’s matured voice and unique stage presence has blessed her with the opportunity to sing background for artist such as: Smokie Norful, Erica Campbell, Jonathan Nelson, Kim McFarland, and many others. In May of 2018, LeNasia released a song entitled “Like My Daddy” in honor of Father’s Day and her debut single “Praise Party was released July 13th.

Click the links below to view LeNasia Tyson’s videos:

Alpha Missionary Baptist Church Music Ministry

The music ministry at Alpha Missionary Baptist Church goal is to reach our congregation and community with gospel truth through song.

Our music ministry consist of The Praise Team, Adult Choir, Voices Of Praise (Youth Choir), Sounds Of Praise (Acapella Group) and Deaf Ministry (Sign Language Choir).

Every third and fifth Sunday we combine as one choir to render selections during our morning service.

This year Alpha Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate it’s 40th Church Anniversary during the weekend of October 13th-14th, 2018.

Glad Tidings Apostolic Assembly

Glad Tidings Apostolic Assembly (GTAA) is a place where people from all walks of life come together for worship, fellowship and service to the broader community.Heartfelt worship, exuberant praise, and an atmosphere of love are what you’ll find at GTAA — “the church where God’s love is real.” We’re honored that you chose to visit our website, and we hope that you will be able to join us in one of our services which are held at 321 Quadrangle Drive, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

Click the link below to learn more about Glad Tidings Apostolic Assembly

Compass Church

The Compass is a church striving to Love Him More, So More Love Him! Our weekend services include bible centered teaching and vibrant worship.

We offer dynamic programming for kids and teens as well. The Compass Church has four locations in the area, including Bolingbrook, that meet at various times on Saturdays and Sundays.
Our Bolingbrook Campus service is at 10:30a on Sundays and also hosts a Spanish Service at that same time. Find out more about us on our website

Click the link below to learn more about Compass Church

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In Reverence

In Reverence is a praise and worship group based out of Triumph Community Church from Bolingbrook, IL. In Reverence began singing together in the youth praise team of their church when they were just little girls.

As their love for God and music increased, these young women under the direction of Gerald Roberts, began ministering all across the western suburbs. Their desire to be used by God and to bring forth an atmosphere of genuine worship has driven them to continue their ministry.