Atlantic Christian School

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ACS Music Fest

ACS Music Fest 1, MercyMe Band, 5-21-16, Photo by John Loreaux, IMG_4119_1

ACS Music Fest 2016

Grammy-nominated Christian contemporary band MercyMe headlined the ACS Music Fest on May 21, joined by up-and-coming vocal artist David Dunn and the local Aaron Palermo Band. Despite steady rainfall throughout most of the day, over 700 people turned out to be inspired by the music and messages of Christian faith and hope. The Music Fest line-up also featured Pastor Matt Maher of Ocean City’s Coastal Christian, who shared his testimony of salvation, and ACS faculty member and Pastor Joe Rowell of Ocean City’s Union Chapel By-the-Sea, who served as the Fest Master of Ceremonies.

The outdoor, family-friendly event included a Family Fun Zone with inflatables, games, and face painting, a Vendor Marketplace where businesses and non-profits promoted their services, and a food court that featured Chick-fil-A, Michelli’s Pizza, Jay’s Crab Shack, and other vendors.

“We were so grateful to see the community come out to the Fest in spite of the rain and we really saw God’s hand move in people’s hearts, with several people accepting the Lord,” said Chief School Administrator Karen Oblen.  Oblen said ACS was grateful to Kelly McAndrew and his organization, Soldiers For Faith, for being the Presenting Sponsor of the Music Fest, the 4th event the Texas-based charity has held at ACS since September 2013.  Over two dozen area businesses also contributed to the Fest as sponsors and over 100 volunteers from the ACS school family and local churches helped make the event a success.

The net proceeds from ticket sales and sponsorships, which totaled over $6,500, will benefit ACS educational programs as well as three local youth organizations — the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cape Atlantic, the Egg Harbor Township Police Explorers, and the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Explorers.

Atlantic Christian would like to express its thanks and appreciation to the Egg Harbor Township Police Department for logistical support and guidance, to local churches that provided volunteers, and to the businesses and individuals who were sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Soldiers For Faith

Friends of the ACS Music Fest

Adams-Perfect Funeral Home
American Church Group of NJ
Atlantic City Electric
Big Time Vending
Inderdeep and Manpreet Bhullar
Samy and Mariam Biniamin
Daniel and Cynthia Codi
Blue Water Piling Marine Construction
D’Arcy Johnson Day Law Firm
Fresh Cut Landscaping
Gospel 88.7 FM – WEHA, Spread the Gospel, Inc.
Hawkes Janitorial Services
Hawkes Professional Moving Services
Inspirational Post
Licensee Services
Michelli’s Pizza
Novasack Turf Farm
Paolini Dermatology and Med Spa, Dr. Lawrence Paolini
Sadia’s Tea and Coffee
Shore Point Landscaping
Somers Point Lumber
Son Catchers Learning Center
Sonesta ES Suites
Sturdy Savings Bank
Marlo Welch

Family Fun Zone Sponsors

Constitution Public Adjusters, Albert Nuhn
Peter and Carole Karabashian
Little Angels Princess Events
Jennifer Santos
Turnover’s Children’s Clothing

Church Support

Beacon Evangelical Free Church
Coastal Christian
Pastor Chris Einwechter
Pastor Matt Maher
Praise Tabernacle
SonRise Christian Fellowship