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Top Bands Rock Out on GOD TV for Clean Water

Israel Houghton, Leeland, Vicky Beeching, Press Play, The Afters and Live Out Loud to appear LIVE at Angel Mission Benefit Concert

Contact: Jenny Kutz, Angel Mission, 919-605-9217, jenny@angel-mission.org; Jeffrey Levinson, GOD TV, 407-862-5084, jlevinson@god.tv

MEDIA ADVISORY, June 19 /Christian Newswire/ -- It's Independence Day soon and what better way to celebrate than to help others find freedom, by helping to alleviate poverty. Tune in to GOD TV on July 3 for the GOD TV's first Angel Mission Benefit Concert as the network joins forces with the 'I Love America' celebration to present six leading Christian bands rocking out for a cause.

The 'I Love America' Celebration has grown from a local church gathering in 1997 to a regional event that attracts crowds of over 100,000 people, who gather annually in Springfield, Missouri to honor the founding of the nation and celebrate God's faithfulness to this country. Organized by James River Assembly, it offers an all-day line-up including an evening celebration, which will once again be broadcast LIVE on GOD TV - this year in the form of the LIVE Angel Mission Benefit Concert, which aims to provide life-giving clean water to children in Africa.

Hosted by GOD TV / Angel Mission co-founder, Rory Alec and Angel Mission president John Bongiorno, viewers will be encouraged to support the cause by donating $5 or more towards Angel Mission's projects in Africa which provide clean water to the poorest of communities by drilling wells and various water purification projects. With the ongoing threat of cholera in Africa, and especially in Zimbabwe, Angel Mission also provides water purification tablets to make infected water safe for drinking. Viewers can participate by logging on to www.5dollarwater.com.

The Angel Mission Benefit Concert will feature: worship leader Israel Houghton and the band, New Breed from Joel Osteen's Lakeland Church in Houston, Texas; popular Christian youth band Leeland, from Baytown, Texas; and Press Play from the Dream Center in Los Angeles, who are climbing the charts with their album, 'Life is Beautiful.'

Also appearing are Dove Award winning rock band, The Afters, famous for the song 'Never Going Back to OK'; and anointed UK worship leader Vicky Beeching who wrote the beautiful hymn, 'The Wonder of the Cross'. Live Out Loud, aka The Zimbabwe Boys will bring the sounds of Africa to the Angel Mission Benefit Concert.

"It is a huge privilege to be able to combine the most incredible artistic talent with the cause of transforming communities and touching nations," said Rory Alec. "This concert will help us increase our humanitarian relief and development work in places like Zimbabwe, Tanzania, and other African countries where people desperately need help."

"Music is such a powerful way to make a deeper connection with God," said GOD TV co-founder and director of television, Wendy Alec.  "And, so we encourage everyone to participate in this special Angel Mission Benefit Concert."

The Ozarks' premiere Independence Day event, "I Love America," is an annual celebration sponsored by the mega-church, James River Assembly, which draws more than 120,000 for food, games, an airshow and fireworks. This year, organizers are expanding the focus from reaching the local community to helping needy people in African nations with access to clean, safe drinking water.

Angel Mission is a Christian international development organization, bringing help and hope to poor communities. Partnering with the Church and other local organizations, it seeks to find sustainable ways to alleviate poverty and share God's love with all people. 

The Angel Mission Benefit Concert will be broadcast LIVE on GOD TV throughout the United States on channel 365 of DIRECTV on July 3 from 5pm-12am (CST) or online at www.god.tv/stream and 5dollarwater.com. The event will also be made available for video on demand viewing at www.god.tv/god.

About GOD TV and Angel Mission:
Birthed in the UK in 1995, GOD TV is an international media network broadcasting Christian television programming to more than 155 million homes in more than 200 nations.  The network follows founders Rory and Wendy Alec's vision to air more live programming from revival hotspots than any other broadcaster, reaching a younger demographic than Christian television traditionally reaches.  GOD TV sets aside a percentage of all donations to Angel Mission, its humanitarian relief and development ministry.  Angel Mission provides clean water and sanitation, and develops Life Centers that combat poverty in seven strategic ways.  For more information, visit
www.god.tv and www.angel-mission.org

Angel Mission Media Contact:
Jenny Kutz, Telephone (919) 605-9217 or e-mail
jenny@angel-mission.org

GOD TV Media Contact:
Contact: Jeffrey Levinson, Telephone (407) 862-5084,e-mail;
jlevinson@god.tv

GOD TV USA: Suite 1008, 375 Douglas Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 32714
Telephone: +1 407 862 5084, Fax +1 407 682 2407

Broadcast HQ: Jerusalem, Israel

International offices: Africa, Asia & Middle East, Europe, Scandinavia, UK & Ireland

Angel Christian Television Trust, Inc is a Not-For-Profit Florida Corporation with 501 (C) (3) tax-exempt status from the IRS.