From Left: Co-Pastor All House on the Rock Church, Pastor Ifeanyi Adefarasin, The Metropolitan House on the Rock Church, Pastor Paul Adefarasin, President of Integrity Music, UK, Les Moir
The most anticipated musical and worship service, where men of God, gospel artistes from far and near gather with one voice in worshiping the most High God.
The Experience, this year’s edition in its 17th year return to its origin, Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. This year’s theme, titled “Exceptional God” would takes place today Friday December 2, from 7pm.
Speaking during a press briefing early hours of Friday, the convener, Pastor Paul Adefarasin said, the slip in Nigerian currency could not stop the event from holding this year, as this year’s edition of The Experience promises more participants, will enjoy currency of faith through our Lord Jesus Christ, despite slide on Nigeria’s currency, crashing to United State of America’s dollar, “still we don’t charge participants at The Experience, even we don’t collect offering”, he said.
This year’s edition make a return to its base, disrupted as a result of Covid-19 pandemic that ravaged the world in 2019 and 2020.
Pastor Adefarasin thanked Almighty God for the continued success of the event from inception to its 17th year, The Author and The Sustainer of The Experience from its inception until now.
The continued success of the event has very little to do with expertise or ability, nor our connections, instead it has everything to do with the One who chose to do the extraordinary with ordinary people like you and me, year in and year out.
The Experience is more than just an exhilarating event. It is a night of unfeigned communion between the Creator and His creation, it is far beyond the describable.
It is an experience with God. It is always such a joy to behold the uninhibited praise, the passionate worship, the fervent intercession and the fraternal camaraderie, in spite of the diversity of varied creeds and classes present at the concert.
The Experience is intentionally positioned at the end of the year, which presents the perfect opportunity for all to appreciate the Almighty God for the deliverances wrought, the blessing vested and the increase given across the expanse of the year, with the certain conviction that there will be greater grace in the coming year.
The Experience 2020, which was a virtual edition, had a combined total digital footprint of well over five million views.
Reputationally, The Experience annually attracts hundreds of thousands to the Tafawa Balewa Square and the Cricket Pitch formerly known together as the Race Course in Lagos, Nigeria.
In recent years, The Experience publicity has garnered over 36 million impressions on Google and other social media adverts, a reach in excess of 5 million in social media posts,
Over 1.5 million organic views on Facebook and Google, and
Over 600,000 concurrent livestream views.
“This year, The Experience will hold at its flagship venue, The Tafawa Balewa Square, Onikan, Lagos, Nigeria. While we remain eternally grateful for having been able to hold a virtual concert in 2020 and a hybrid concert in 2021, the two years away from the Tafawa Balewa Square have proven that indeed there is no place like home.
We are excited to be back where it all began, numerous gospel artistes slated to perform on the day includes: Tope Alabi, Mercy Chinwo, Travis Greene, Sinach, Donnie Mcclurkin, Phil Thompson, Nathaniel Basset, Dunsin Oyekan, Been, Moses Bliss and more with other anointed men of God.”
“The Experience is our broken alabaster box, so to speak, in that our worship from deep within is an aroma of a sweet smell that rises to Heaven, evoking a response from God that transformationally renews the mind of His people to a ‘yes, I can’ persuasion instead of a ‘stuck-in-the-box’ mindset that had us all in mental lockdown prior to this amazing spiritual encounter.
Today, we stand poised on the cusp of a nationhood-determining election like no other, we know that the survival and growth of our beloved country is paramount. We therefore must acknowledge that the leadership we have experienced this far is a reflection of who we are as a people. Consequently, the transformation we yearn for must start with us and I mean absolutely every one of us. No one person can lead us into our prophetic destiny without galvanising every one of us in the corporate task of rebuilding a wasted nation.”
“Only a shift in our perspective can veritably liberate our nation from the clutches of self-interest, greed, graft and avarice into the veritable value judgements of common interest, development, justice for all, security in all our aspects, freedom of worship, political stability, economic stability and growth, industrialisation, and the clear ascent into first-world nationhood.
The Organizer implored everyone to brace up for what promises to be a transformational night of exceptional worship, unlimited grace and boundless possibility.”
All the guests artistes attest to the readiness for the most anticipated gospel gathering in the land, to many of them, they always look forward to witnessing the event in Nigeria, as confirmed by foreign guest artistes