Message from our Founder: Kirk Arendse
It took 15 years to return to the Gospel Arena, but my passion for doing what I love stems from the love of Gospel music and seeing that the industry progresses to its full capacity by getting the acknowledgement it deserves. Back in the day with Newbirth, Christian Expaliners, Witness, Atlantis Youth Choir, and many more dynamic groups and not forgetting Hope SA at the time we as artists, administrators and support alike were passionate about what we do.It was never about the fame and fortune but for the love of gospel music I am glad I invested my time and energy into what I love doing (Public Relations and Advertising). Today I am a proud owner of a leading marketing company, K&A Marketing because of the passion I had for the music industry.Having the priviledge to work with the best in the music industry for the likes of Janet Jackson, Wayne Brady, The Whispers, Peaches & Herb, The City of Cape Town, Marc Lottering, Kurt Schoenraad and many more. I thank God for the opportunity He gave me and it is now time to give back what brough me here in the first place.
A word from our chairman: Wilmot Fredericks
All over this nation there are people going to church today and they say they are believers but until you can take what you have been taught and bring it to the place you gave up, you will never be the radical believer that you need to be for the times in which we live. It is said that if you don’t know where you coming from you wont know where you are going to. For us to progress or make any meaningful steps in gospel music we will have to stop and take stock , ascertain our present disposition, make proper evaluations and plot the way ahead. These are necessary steps if we are undeniably custodians of. We will have to recognize those who went before us and appreciate their contributions to gospel music in South Africa. The individuals and organisations are too numerous to mention and maybe at the same point in time we should chart the history of this medium of music that is so intrinsically a part of our being. We are forever drawn to it and we have become quite adapt in our expressions of it, as they would say in “Cape speak” … “Os is gebore merit”. “Kom laat ons saamwerk, en di Here sal ons seen”