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August 31, 2012

Speakers slated for 3rd Valley Alive

SHENANGO VALLEY — Speakers for the Valley Alive community revival include a local pastor, an international pastor and a former rocker from the 1960s and ’70s band Tommy James and the Shondells.

The third annual event, free of charge and presented by Joshua’s Haven City Mission in Sharon, is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 16 at Hickory High School in Hermitage. Doors open at 5. Theme is “One Nation, Under God.”

Speakers are Pastor Frank Amedia, founder and director of Touch Heaven International Ministries who is senior pastor of Touch Heaven Canfield Church and prophet and associate pastor of King Jesus Ministries in Miami, Fla.; Pastor Charles Johnson of Cedar Avenue Church of God in Sharon; and Ron Rosman, former keyboard player and backup singer of Tommy James and the Shondells.

Praise and worship leaders will be Pastor Ben Fleet and Allison Thomas of Victory Christian Center in Coitsville, Ohio. The Victory Youth Human Video Team also will minister.

Pastor Amedia is a world-recognized teacher, pastor, evangelist and prophet who, according to his biography, ministers in an apostolic/prophetic anointing producing miracles, healings, spiritual dominion and revelations.

Through THIM, he has ministered in more than 25 countries, planted churches on three continents and provided food and medical equipment to those in need. His ministry and family businesses are headquartered in Miami.

Pastor Johnson is a native and former longtime resident of Columbus, Ohio. He served six years in the Air Force Reserves, after which he acted on a call to ministry. He joined First Church of God in Columbus and was mentored by Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, senior pastor of the church and well-known in the Shenango Valley.

Pastor Johnson accepted the call from historic Cedar Avenue Church of God in June 2004. The church has added new members and ministries, undergone renovations and purchased five properties to build a family life center.

He is president of the Shenango Valley Ministerial Association and a member of Sharon Hermitage Clergy Association and Shenango Valley Initiative.

Rosman credits the prayers of his wife Maryann for bringing him back to church and receiving the gift of salvation. In addition to rock, he played country, jazz and rhythm and blues before being called into the contemporary Christian music ministry.

An employee of Walmart Transportation, Rosman’s played in several praise bands as well as at Tri County Church in DuBois, Pa. He later was asked to be part of a new worship team at Treasure Lake Church, also in DuBois.

For more information, visit Valley Alive on Facebook.

Valley Alive was held the first two years at Sharon High School but moved this year because of school construction.

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