DeVon Franklin and LisaRaye McCoy Host Church Benefit for Newtown and Cancer Charity

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By Christine Thomasos, Christian Post Reporter
December 26, 2012|4:08 pm

LisaRaye McCoy, actress, and DeVon Franklin, film executive and preacher, recently hosted the "One Church, One Night" benefit concert where proceeds were donated to Newtown, Conn., victims and other charitable organizations.

The recent benefit was created by One Church International in Los Angeles, Calif., and broadcast to over 150 countries using a live Internet stream. A number of special guests that attended the benefit included Tammi Haddon, K.J. Scriven, Sharon Youngblood, Larry Walker, Chief Wakil and P.S.A.L.M.S choir featuring Jason McGee.

Both McCoy and Franklin attend the church regularly, according to Path Magazine and spoke about the importance of the event that took place before the Christmas holiday.

"One Church is a place where you can come to meet with God and hear a message that will inspire you to be a better person," McCoy said of the church in a Path Magazine report.

Franklin agreed, and also gave thanks to the church's leader, Pastor Toure Roberts.

"Tonight is a divine appointment," Franklin said in the Path Magazine report. "We thank God for Pastor Toure's heart to sow into others and help us demonstrate God's love on a daily basis."

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Although the benefit raised funds for the One Church International's new West Hollywood location, proceeds from the concert also supported BrittiCares International to assist children with cancer and another organization supporting Newtown, Conn., children.

A number of people that attended the concert took to Twitter to comment about their experiences.

"The Benefit Concert tonight was AMAZING," one person tweeted. "Spirit Led and FREE!"

Another individual followed the same sentiments after watching a live stream of the show.

"Hats off to @DeVon_Franklin @TheRealLRaye & @ToureRoberts for hosting a brilliant GOD-FILLED night @OneChurchLA," the person tweeted. "Major Love from S. Korea!"

Another person called the night praising God nothing short of amazing.

"Enjoying an Amazing night with stunning performances @onechurchla One Experience," the person tweeted. "Praising our Almighty God! Wow."

 

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