Spirit and Truth Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
We are Spirit & Truth Fellowship Church located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We are a multi-racial, multi-ethnic and multi-generational church in the Hunting Park section of the city. We are a praise and worship style church with a pre-COVID structure of three to four vocalists, pianist, acoustic guitarist, electric bass, drums and auxiliary percussion. In any worship service, it is our goal to have at least one contemporary gospel song, one contemporary Christian song and one Spanish speaking song.
At the beginning of 2020, we had plans to implement a number of new initiatives. Among them were: forming a small gospel ensemble/choir and singing moree difficult song styles. As the pandemic began to spread, we realized we needed to make significant changes as to how we engage on Sundays. We were not a church who live streamed; we had just begun to record audio. In the span of one week, we were able to live stream using an iphone and then a couple weeks later, we were able to fully live stream.
In the midst of all the changes, it was also a blessing, we, as a worship team were starting to experience a burnout. Our leaders were tired and the well was running dry. COIVD-19 came with a myriad of challenges but God used it to force us to pause. But he didn’t leave us there. Over this past year, our team has grown through the addition of a violinist, a youth vocalist and a new supervisor of our A/V team, and a renewed sense of worship!
We solicit your prayers in growing in our ability to reach more cultural diversity; we have a desire to continue to sing more authentic gospel and musica cristiana. We also pray for continued protection among the members of the teams for health.