Reason to Celebrate
- Artist: Long Beach Children of Christ
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/28/2006
Biography The Long Beach Children of Christ is an adult community choir founded in 1985 and has been under the direction of André T. Moore, Sr. since 1987. LBCC as they are affectionately known is a very dynamic, anointed, and powerful choir comprised of singers and choir directors from various churches throughout the Los Angeles County. During their early years, the choir not only ministered to churches throughout Northern and Southern California, but also participated in two (2) Michael Matthews productions: 'Mama, I'm Sorry' and 'Wicked Ways'. LBCC has also been featured at several Sunday Brunch's including BB King's House of Blues, DC 3 Restaurant, Galaxy Theater and made an appearance on the Bobby Jones Gospel Show. Their ministry brought them accolades at the McDonald's Gospelfest where they made two appearances, placing 2nd in 1986 and a finalist in 1997. LBCC has shared the stage with several well-known gospel artists such as:, Daryl Coley, Beverly Crawford, Clifton Davis, Sonya Griffin, The Hawkins Family, Thelma Houston, Norman Hutchins, Keith Pringle, Lonnie Morgan, Nysa Shanay, Kevin Burroughs Neely, Kenneth Wells, Tony Wilkins, the late Rev. James Cleveland, Penny Jones, and Min. B.J. Fears just to name a few. In the year 2000, God blessed the Long Beach Children of Christ Choir to record their first CD entitled, 'He Has Done So Much', a live recording at Central Baptist Church of Carson, California, however in the year that followed the choir experienced some challenges, as a result their singing was temporarily put on hold. 2004, dawned 'a new season' for Long Beach Children of Christ as through much prayer and a renewed sense of commitment to the ministry, the choir reorganized, combining some former members with some new ones to once again fulfill the great commission by ministering through song to the people of God. In 2006, LBCC signed with new gospel label ATM Productions, LLC and released their long awaited CD 'A Reason To Celebrate' at Gospel Memorial COGIC, Long Beach, California, November 11, 2006. The CD is full of substance and Uplifting Praise...It's Soulful, Inspirational, Joyful, Meaningful, and Thought Provoking. The mission of The Long Beach Children of Christ is to: 1. Sing under God's anointing at all times, 2. Lift up the name of JESUS everywhere we go, 3. Break yokes through the singing ministry, 4. Bring encouragement and comfort to those in need and 5. Lead someone to Christ.