Before we came to NYC we wanted to see some real gospel church service. So we found this place and went there.... and words can't describe how we felt, when the 200-piece choir was starting to sing. We were so moved, it was truly amazing. We couldn't hold back our tears.
Back home (in Germany) we go to church only on Christmas, and we are not at all religous people, but this sunday service was unbelievable. The Grammy-winning choir was singing for an hour then the pastor preached (or rather told moving, sad, funny and very down to earth stories) for another hour. Everybody in the 5000 capacity chuch (theater) was so into it, participating, praying, singing, crying, laughing, it was so so great.
After the service we walked away, not saying a word, just in awe of what we just saw and heard. If you plan to visit something gospel... come here, this is as good as it gets and you will NEVER forget it.
PS: Come an hour early to get in and to get good seats. And check out in advance when the choir will be singing. It is definitely worth it!