In 2016 the American Gospel Celebration was introduced in Louisville, KY. There, faith and freedom were celebrated and U.S. military veterans honored in Louisville’s Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Exposition Center. Drawing thousands, AGC demonstrated unity among believers and unwavering respect and devotion for our soldiers with the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s presentation of mortgage-free homes donated to combat-wounded U.S. military veterans and Gold Star spouses.
AGC was born out of a desire to come together and focus on what unites us. During a divisive political season, the tear stained, grateful faces of those warriors reminded attendees about the wonderful blessings God has given us in the United States, regardless of political affiliation or lack thereof. “Our freedoms are not free. They required the sacrifice of our predecessors and demand our responsibility, attention and effort to be preserved…one of our purposes is to acknowledge those sacrifices and remind them that we do not take it for granted,” said Cornerstone Church executive Pastor, Matt Hagee. “For many years, we have listened to so many individuals from around the country express their interest in an opportunity to gather and celebrate the things that are most important – faith, family, and freedom, and AGC is here to provide this opportunity.”
Featuring top names in Christian music, the American Gospel Celebration returns in 2017! The event will take place in Lancaster, PA. at the Lancaster Convention Center June 8th and June 9th. During the event, artists such as Natalie Grant, The Isaacs, The Martins, Canton Junction and more will perform their most inspiring songs preceding Pastor John Hagee and Pastor Matt Hagee’s powerful preaching and teaching.
About Pastor John Hagee & Pastor Matt Hagee
John Hagee is founder and senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, a non-denominational evangelical church with more than 20,000 active members. He also founded John Hagee Ministries, which broadcasts the Gospel on radio and television throughout America and the world, and founded Christians United for Israel, which has grown to become the largest Christian pro-Israel organization in the United States—with over 2.1 million members. One of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world, Christians United for Israel provides a national platform through which every pro-Israel church, parachurch organization, ministry or individual in America can speak and act with one voice in support of Israel in matters related to Biblical issues. John Hagee has authored 34 books to include multiple New York Times best-sellers. For more information on Pastor John Hagee, please visit JHM.ORG.
Pastor Matt Charles Hagee is the sixth generation in the Hagee family to carry the mantel of Gospel ministry. He serves as the Executive Pastor of the 20,000 member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas where he partners with his father, founder Pastor John Hagee. Pastor Matt Hagee’s teachings and faith-based talk shows, The Difference with Matt and Kendal Hagee and Hagee Hotline, are telecast throughout the world on radio and television, as well as twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at GETV.org through John Hagee Ministries. He is fervently committed to preaching all the Gospel to all the World and to all generations. Pastor Matt is an accomplished vocalist and founder of the Dove-Award winning gospel quartet, Canton Junction. His love for music led to the creation of Difference Media, a music label with the goal of reaching the lost and spreading God’s truth through song. A graduate of Oral Roberts University School of Business, he is the author of “Shaken, Not Shattered” and “Response-Able”, published by Strang Communications. Pastor Matt and his wife Kendal are blessed with four children, Hannah Rose, John William, Joel Charles and Madison Katherine. As their family and ministry grow, Pastor Matt and Kendal have a desire equip the church of tomorrow, to be the distinguished treasure God designed them to be. Together they seek to fulfill their divine destiny with the passion and purpose that can only come from the power of family tradition and the anointed call of God on their lives.