The 25th Anniversary of the Gospel Extravaganza

Gerald McCadd, Harold McCadd, Richard Guzman

The McCadd’s and me: three of those who started the Extravaganza 25 years ago.

This post celebrates a Gospel Extravaganza milestone, but the Extravaganza keeps going past this! Please join us for the 29th Annual extravaganza in January or February 2017 on the campus of North Central College, Naperville, IL—and in 2018: Extravanganza #30

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Here’s 4.5 minutes from the 2.5 hour North Central College Gospel Extravaganza, January 2013—ITS 25th ANNIVERSARY!  Students created it that long ago with me as their advisor and support, emotional and logistical.  Two of those students who returned for this Anniversary, Harold and Gerald McCadd, are pictured here with me.

I’ve written a longer piece—”Father Mike Pfleger and Other Gospel Extravaganza Memories”—you can read HERE.  For now, enjoy the video.

I shot it on my cell phone, which managed to capture about 25% of what the music sounded like—if you plug in to speakers or use headphones—but only 5% of the electric spirit of praise in the room no matter what you plug into.  It’s a little taste of an event that usually occurs the last Saturday of every January or in early February.

 Watch moments from Gospel Extravaganza 26.

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One Response to The 25th Anniversary of the Gospel Extravaganza

  1. Jerry Grim says:

    How can this be. I’ve been here about 15 years & never heard about this before!. This should be recorded, song by song, on a bigger camera, and posted on I-Tunes, GodVine and Facebook. Obviously worth sharing with the world! God bless y’all for holding this event even ONCE!

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