Shekinah Glory Ministry (SGM), will release, “Refreshed By Fire” (List Price: $14.98/ Kingdom Records), the much-anticipated concert video companion to last year’s No. 1 live double CD, Refreshed by Fire, on Sept. 27, 2011.
Recorded before a crowd of 3,000 at Shekinah Glory Ministry’s Chicago area home church, Valley Kingdom Ministries International, up-and-coming film director, Joel Kapity, who directs the upcoming drama, “Dreams,” captured the essence of the ministry’s calling on this epic concert film that is destined to become for the praise and worship music genre what The Rolling Stones’ “Gimme Shelter” movie is to rock music.
On this film, Apostle H. Daniel Wilson, pastor of Valley Kingdom Ministries International and the visionary who conceived the idea to create Shekinah Glory Ministry during a 40-day sabbatical over a decade ago, opens the infectious concert, flipping through his Bible and announcing, “Well it’s about that time again…” And what time is that? Time to make new history on the stage where Shekinah Glory Ministry recorded their breakthrough smash, “Praise is What I Do,” back in 2000 and where they have recorded all of their live sets ever since.
The film transcends into a high praise segment of tender worship tunes that stir the whole sanctuary as the night officially closes on the ballad, “Just for Me.” In this sweet homily, LaTosca House, who led the ministry’s 2007 Top Ten smash “Jesus,” testifies of God’s sacrifice for mankind on this soaring anthem that closes the event on a reverentially riveting high note. The DVD is rounded out with behind-the-scenes footage and commentary on the ministry’s evolution that helps explain what has led to Shekinah Glory Ministry’s Top Ten hits such as “Praise is What I Do” and “Yes.” Even more so, it explains how a ministry that never set out to become a star has racked up more gold and platinum (two RIAA gold albums, two gold DVDs and one platinum DVD) than any black gospel choir in music history. In explaining Shekinah Glory Ministry’s success on the DVD, Apostle Wilson says in a news release, “We put worship on wax, and God just blew on it.”