Jennifer Holiday took us to church to honor John Lewis

Singer Jennifer Holiday sang at the funeral service of Congressman John Lewis on Thursday, which was held at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.
The event created a six-day memorial to the beloved civil rights symbol Lewis.

Holiday first rose to fame as a Tony Award-winning member of the original Broadway cast of “Dreamgirls”. His singing of “And I’m Telling You” is now legendary.

She took center stage in Ebenezer to honor Lewis for the hymn, “Only Do You Work for Christ.”

“You can seek worldly power, and fame / and the world may be influenced by your great name,” she sang. “Soon the glories of this life will soon be past / But only what you do for Christ.”

Holiday spread a backlash in 2017, after President Donald Trump agreed to perform at the inauguration-related reception.
She later changed her view of the demonstration, citing opposition from the LGBTQ community, which has long supported her.

Holliday was not the only singer to move attendees to the funeral.

Famous gospel singer Marvin Vince and his brother Babe Vince gave a great performance of “Good Trouble”.

Marvin Winans shared that he, Babe and his sister CK Winans sang for Lewis in the last days of his life.

He and his brother then sang one of their songs for Lewis: “We Shell Overcome.”


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