A homecoming of sorts, Chris Rob returns to Chicago for the Supreme Love Benefit and Concert. His roots, which cultivated the now multifaceted musical career of his, the Resurrection UMC celebrates their outpouring of love and support within their community with a concert to raise funds to further their outreach. Philanthropy, among Chris Rob’s attributes, is at the core of his values and what makes his music reach beyond the physical to the heart.
Chicago-native Chris Rob has traveled the world over with some of the entertainment industry’s elite, such as Stevie Wonder, John Legend, etc. He has commanded audiences with his musicianship and songwriting. Drawing inspiration from his musical mentors James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Prince, John Coltrane and Rakim, Chris Rob is the total package deal with his electrifying performances. Chris Rob stays true to his musical roots. To inspire is at the core of his music.
Resurrection UMC is Chris Rob’s spiritual home. For the past 4 years, Resurrection UMC has commemorated their endeavors with a Benefit Concert. Under the leadership of Senior Pastor Rev. Julie K. Fleurinor-Moore, the church body has made strides within their community to build, foster new growth and spread the love of God through outreach. Affirming the scriptures where Jesus relayed, “For I was an hundred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” (Matthew 25:35-36, KJV)
Community activism and philanthropy has long been the cornerstone of the church. Holding the community together as the peripheral “Krazy Glue” advocating the advancement and centering of the family unit as the most pivotal structure to combat social ills. The uplifting of communities is the call to action. Historically, music has united human beings regardless of ethnicity, gender or religious affiliation. Thus, Resurrection UMC takes its cue from Biblical and historical artifacts.
Since a young child, Chris Rob has been exposed to all genres of music. His mother, Mrs. Flora Robinson, was very instrumental in his musical acumen. Raised in the church, Chris Rob knows well the abundant life which comes with encountering spiritual centeredness. This is why he is returning home to perform at the Supreme Love Benefit and Concert featuring Resurrection UMC Choir directed by his mother.
The celebration will take place at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56 Place, Chicago, IL on Sunday, November 22 at 4 o’clock pm (door open at 3 o’clock pm). Join Senior Pastor Rev. Julie K. Fleurinor-Moore and Resurrection UMC as they send up praises for the blessings bestowed and for those to come. Visit Resurrection UMC’s website for more information about their mission, check out Chris Rob’s music on YouTube and purchase tickets on EventBrite.