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 Joshua’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!


Joshua’s Troop

Stellar Award Winners Joshua’s Troop is a Chicago-based, contemporary, exciting gospel youth choir that serves it up in an energetic and explosive way. Multi-faceted vocals with strokes of hip-hop, a contemporary touch, R&B and Jazzy gospel sound, JT delivers a sincere and passionate message about Jesus Christ. JT is comprised of teenagers and young adults who are energetic and praise God to the fullest through song. JT is under the leadership of Percy Gray Jr. He is instrumental in leading the youth and young adults who had a passion to serve God thru song. Joshua’s Troop recorded their first CD entitled “Joshua’s Troop” under “Tyscot Records”. JT continues to “stomp the yard” and keeping it live with four additional dynamic recordings; Project, Youth, JT3,Troop Nation and the Current Release entitled “It’s my time under New Haven Records”.

Joshua’s Troop Urban blend has allowed them the opportunity to reach out to their peers that may not have a direct relationship with Christ. Although they enjoy the urban blend, they have not forgotten the traditions of gospel music. Their outstanding movements, vocals, and message have audiences standing to their feet craving for more…both young and seasoned. Joshua’s Troop has become synonymous with modern Christian music and they continue to appeal to God Children’s of all ages.

Alpha Missionary Baptist Church

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

Their music ministry consists 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 they combine as one choir to render selections during their morning service.

Last year Alpha Missionary Baptist Church celebrated its 40th Church Anniversary during the weekend of October 13th-14th, 2018.


Keshia McFarland

Keshia McFarland is an extraordinary singer, songwriter, performer, and music ministry leader. Raised in the musically-rich city of Chicago, Illinois, Keshia’s ministry of music began while serving at her father’s church, Unity Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church. Her gift was further cultivated by such Gospel music greats as Walt Whitman, Smokie Norful, Ricky Dillard (and the New Generation Chorale), and of course her sister, Kim McFarland.

Keshia presently serves in ministry at The Powerhouse Chicago, where Archbishop William Hudson III is Pastor. The ability to both lead and follow has allowed her international ministry opportunities, from The Potter’s House of Dallas, Texas to tours in the United Kingdom. Keshia
recently spent a year in Osaka, Japan performing daily at Universal Studios Japan, as well as teaching Gospel music at Billboard’s SoulBird Music School in several cities in Japan.

With the release of her own solo projects, COVERGIRL & My Soul Is Indebted, & the release of her first single from the “KMAC Live Project” “Great & Mighty Works”, Keshia McFarland is poised to be an influential ministry gift that outlasts fleeting musical trends. Her musical dexterity has also merged with her love of the arts, where she has become at home on the stage, sharing in major dramatic presentations. Above all accolades and accomplishments, her heart is set on shaping a generation that will recognize the power and liberty of a lifestyle of service to the Lord through praise, worship, serving and humility.


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 for 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!” Their weekend services include Bible centered teaching and vibrant worship. Compass also offers 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. Their Bolingbrook Campus service is at 9:30 am and 11:00 am on Sundays, and they also host a Spanish Service at 11:00 am.

Find out more about The Compass Church on their website:

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church is one of 2 Catholic churches in Bolingbrook. Their joyous praise team represents the spirit and joy that exists within their church.

Some members of the group represent various music ministries at St. Francis, while others volunteer to come out for this one-time event. The one thing that is consistent for all of them, is that they love to make a joyful noise unto the Lord!


Lifeline Church Music Ministry

The Lifeline Church Music Ministry is made up of a group of believers who are committed to Loving God, Loving People, and Proving It. Lifeline Church is located in Cicero, Illinois, where the Senior Pastors are Reggie & London Royal. Jason Mitchell who has roots in Bolingbrook, is a member of the Lifeline Church Music Ministry.

Zeke Locke & The NuXperience

Zeke Locke & The NuXperience is a Chicago based group of worship leaders, singers and artists. They have shared the stage with Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Erica Campbell, James Fortune, Tye Tribbett and Charles Jenkins to name a few. They were recently featured on the Donald Lawrence record Goshen, and will also be apart of the new Sir The Baptist record.


Love Fellowship Praise Dance Team

The Love Fellowship Praise Dance team is dedicated to worshiping the Lord through the art of dance. The Praise Dance Team desires to change the hearts of God’s people one step at a time. They seek to glorify God in all aspects of their lives and praise dancing is another way in which they desire to please God.

Love Fellowship Baptist Church is a vibrant community of Christ followers of all ages and diverse backgrounds with a mission to Reach People and Help Them Grow. Dr. Rev Bryan Price is the pastor of Love Fellowship Baptist Church. Love Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 730 N. Independence Blvd. Romeoville, IL


LeNasia Tyson

Recently named Chicago’s Best Gospel Entertainer of the year, LeNasia is a soulful inspirational singer and songwriter with a song in her heart. Her mature voice and unique stage presence has blessed her with the opportunity to provide background vocals for Kim McFarland, Yolanda Adams, Smokie Norful, Erica Campbell and Jonathan Nelson. She has recently opened for and shared the stage with Fred Hammond, Jonathan McReynolds and Charles Jenkins.

Her current singles “Praise Party” and “Lessons To Learn” from her new album entitled “Dare To Praise Different”, are climbing the gospel charts across the country. This album encourages you to be yourself and to have a blast giving God praise. Therefore, if you are looking for fun, unique, encouraging, uplifting, motivating, anointed and invigorating music, LeNasia Tyson’s style will give you just that. There is a powerful message in her music and she wants the world to know the world to know that it is okay to be uniquely creative and different.

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