Bishops, pastors, worship leaders and musicians gathered for an evening of celebration for the 60th birthday of Pastor Keith Moncrief.
The event recently held at the Doubletree Hotel in Monroeville was filled with wellwishers and family members who anxiously shared their accolades of love and appreciation for his contribution in their lives.
Reverend Moncrief, a gracious preacher known in the Pittsburgh community as “Mr Sunshine” because of his infectious smile, has authored many worship tunes and is known for his distinct worship style throughout America and Europe.
He has mentored many church musicians, emphasizing the ethics of stage and spiritual performance. Pastor Moncrief continues to share weekly in his 11:30 a.m. Sunday services at Missionary Temple Ministries, 6375 Centre Ave. in the East End area of Pittsburgh.
ORGANIZERS—Pastor’s Aid and Birthday Planning Committee. (Photos by Jackie McDonald)
DAUGHTERS—From left: Krystyn Kirkland, Aryka Moncrief and Lanelle Barber.
CELEBRATION—From left: Pastor Lorraine Williams with Bishop Loran and First Lady Barbara Mann. Standing is Pastor Gregory Perkins.
HELPING CELEBRATE—Apostle C. L. Woods and wife Nicole.
ENJOYING THE EVENING—Bishop Designate Derrick Johnson and First Lady Neila Johnson.