Shekinah Glory Ministry is one of the most exciting, riveting, and in everyday church terms – “anointed” – groups on the gospel horizon today. The million-selling ensemble is known for its majestically extravagant praise and worship video productions with special lighting effects, synchronized dancers, classic songs and the impassioned vocals of its seasoned singers. In its latest DVD release, “Surrender” (Kingdom Records/ $17.98 SRP/ Running Time: 127 minutes), the Chicago-based outfit continues to dominate and set the standard for urban praise and worship music.
Recorded at the Valley Kingdom Ministry International church in the suburbs of Chicago, SGM delivers a set of soul-stirring original songs before a rapturous crowd that stood on its collective feet for most of the concert that was released as a Top CD last year. The thirteen-tracks all revolve around “surrendering” to God’s will whether by turning one’s trials and tribulations over to Him on the up-tempo, Afro-Cuban seasoned “By Faith” or yielding to a call to worship on the dance-flavored, “Come On.” Veteran vocalist, Kim Stratton, turns “Broken” into a dramatic tour de force. Tenor Pepe Epting, who died suddenly a few weeks after this session, soars on “Peace for My World.”
Over the last dozen years, Shekinah Glory Ministry has become known for its gospel radio smashes “Praise is What I Do”, “Yes”, “Just For Me”, “Jesus” and their current hit, “Champion.” Their Hebrew name means “the glorified presence of God” and they have five R.I.A.A. certified gold or platinum CDs/DVDS to their credit. Visit www.kingdomrecordsinc.com for further information on SGM and Kingdom Records.