"It's Better in The Bahamas Gospel Fest" to bring hundreds of worshippers to Nassau, Bahamas

NASSAU, BAHAMAS, Sept. 30, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Love, unity, and spirituality will be on full display in Nassau, Bahamas at the first It's Better in The Bahamas Gospel Fest. The gospel fest, a collaborative effort between The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Coca-Cola, and First Baptist Church of Glenarden, is set for November 16-19 at the Melia Nassau Beach Hotel.

Gospel Fest is an event designed to awaken spiritual awareness while bringing the audience closer to the ministry with stimulating conversations, showcases, and activities.
Dwight Armbrister, Director of Religious Tourism, believes this event is a step in the right direction for developing religious tourism in The Bahamas.

"It's another initiative by the Religious Tourism department in our efforts to attract heads in beds and it certainly affects the bottom line from an economic standpoint where revenue comes to our country. We are following the mandate of the Ministry of Tourism which is to help create jobs and get revenue into the country," Armbrister said.

Eager to share his love for God's people Pastor John Jenkins, Sr. of the First Baptist Church of Glenarden will preach the gospel. The festival will feature a singles discussion, hosted by Stacii Jae Johnson, star of BET's Centric TV show, 'From the Bottom Up', and Cynthia Bailey, star of the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta'. Gospel Fest will also feature a couples' discussion hosted by relationship experts, Calvin Roberson and Wendy Roberson.

The Gospel Fest will also feature a must see concert, hosted by Cheryl Jackson of Praise 104.1 FM, featuring special performances by Stephen Hurd, Isaac Carree, Vashawn Mitchell, and Bahamian bands.

It's estimated that 400-500 visitors will travel to The Bahamas to attend this spiritually awakening event. Bahamians are also encouraged to attend. The public can register at http://bahamasgospelfest.com/#registration.

This event is one of the many sensational Religious Tourism events slated for the remainder of the year. Other events are:
- Spiritual Warfare: September 29 - October 3 at Golden Gates Assembly, Nassau
- Family Fest: October 21-23 at Arawak Cay, Nassau and
- Faith Fest : October 27-29 on Grand Bahama Island.

For more information on the It's Better In The Bahamas Gospel Fest, visit http://bahamasgospelfest.com.

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Source:Bahamas Ministry of Tourism