Saint Lewis live at the Gathering Place MAIN EVENT

Jamie Miley with Saint Lewis at the Gathering Place Main Event

Photo by Chris Moncus Photography for the Gathering Place, featuring Jamie Miley on lead guitar.

Have I told you how much I love the Gathering Place?

Late Summer, 2002, I was touring the midwest in support of my CD at the time, when I received an urgent call. I needed to immediately make my way to St. Simons – an island off of coastal Georgia (at the time I didn’t know Georgia HAD a coast), between Savannah, GA & Jacksonville, FL. My job for the Summer?: Worldwide Discipleship Association had assigned me to oversee/disciple the college-aged guy Summer interns when the current leader had to leave due to a family emergency. I had no idea what I was in for!

Not only did I meet my future (now present) wife, Cyle Augusta, & in-laws, & get a taste for where I would very-soon-after call “home”, but I experienced my FIRST “Main Event”. My jaw was on the floor – I’d never seen anything like it!

There were 1200+ kids from area churches of every denomination from Roman Catholic to Pentecostal gathered together in one room, playing games, laughing at skits, hearing a Gospel message, & worshiping together. The rest of the year long I saw them discipling youth in small groups & helping new believers plug into the local church.

Since that first Summer, I have served as a GP worship team volunteer for 5 years, then as Worship Director for 3 – sometimes leading from stage – but more often directing youth leaders from behind-the-scenes (which is the GP way). I passed it off to “fresh blood” back in 2011, but there’s not a Sunday in the Summer that I don’t miss it – again, I LOVE THE GATHERING PLACE!

That’s why I & the Saint Lewis band were so honored & overjoyed by the invitation to play live recently at the Pre-Event, & lead a Call-to-Worship opening song at the Gathering Places’ Main Event!

Saint Lewis live at the Gathering Place Main Event

Photos by Chris Moncus Photography for the Gathering Place

Our set-list is available HERE as a Spotify Playlist, however iMintMedia captured some quality live footage accompanied by a surprisingly clean board mix of our special, original song, “When this Day Ends”, which opened the Main Event. We were honored to be joined by friend & local worship pastor (& the current Worship Director of the Gathering Place), Russ Hutto on keys. I pray the footage blesses you. By the way, did I mention that I LOVE THE GATHERING PLACE?!

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