HOW IT ALL STARTED
The African Community Choir was originally the International Community Mass Choir (ICMCC). ICMCC was founded in the fall of 2006 by Ministers Alton & Mercy Lee, with the encouragement of Rev. Emmanuel F. Karnley, who at that time started up an organization called the African Pastors Association of Greater Charlotte. Rev. Karnley saw that Brother and Sister Lee had a gift in the music ministry and based upon that, he encouraged them that God wanted them to start a music ministry in Charlotte among African communities.
In submission to God’s will, Minister Lee and his wife started the International Community Mass Choir. The choir started with a few committed people; some of which are still part of it today.
Our first performance was at the first Pastors Association’s revival in November of 2006. In March of 2009, the choir was launched by hosting its first ever concert. Since its launching, the International community Mass Choir, now known as the African Community Choir, that started off with only Liberians, has now expanded to other nationalities including, Cameroonians, Ghanaians, Sierra Leoneans, Nigerians, Trinidadians and African Americans. It’s our prayer to expand to other African nations represented here in the United States. We are privileged to be blessed with the gift of music. God in His infinite mercies has called us reach the lost souls through Praise & Worship.