Praisestock returns with focus on bringing unity in the community through worship

MOUNT VERNON — Area residents are invited to join together as one community to praise God and share his message as Praisestock returns to Ariel-Foundation Park, Schnormeier Event Center on Sunday, Aug. 22, from 10 am–6 pm.

Praisestock 2021 is directed by a board of directors representing seven sponsoring churches including Apostolic Christian Church, Covenant Church, Grace Community Church, Owl Creek Baptist Church, The Salvation Army, Set Free Ministries and Vineyard Church of Knox County.   

“Praisestock is a collaborative effort from local churches coming together and inviting the local community to join us in a day of celebration worshipping our Lord and serving others by helping support Food For The Hungry,” said Ben Staats, Chairman of Praisestock Board of Directors. “Together we can feed the soul and feed the person.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. with a Community Worship Service. Five churches —Grace Community, Owl Creek, The Salvation Army, Set Free Ministries, and Vineyard — have committed to holding their traditional Sunday service together and invite those of all denominations, or without a home church.  A love offering during the service will be donated to Food For The Hungry for its 2021 food drive.  Contributions will also be accepted to support the ongoing ministry of Praisestock.

From noon to 6 pm, various bands, performers and worship teams will continue the worship event.  This family-friendly event will include childrens’ activities, food from Everlasting Cup, SnowBalls, and The Least of These Ministries, and feature activities and opportunities to learn about Praisestock, sponsoring churches, Food For The Hungry and Knox Network of Christian Ministries. 

Bands and Worship Teams that will be at Praisestock include:

  • All For One
  • Grace Community Church Worship Team
  • Salvation Army Worship Team
  • Darell Sanson and Friends
  • Chestnut Ridge
  • Trinity Assembly of God Worship Team
  • Apostolic Christian Church Worship Team
  • Covenant Church Worship Team

Visit for more information and be certain to follow on Facebook @praisestock. Churches and individuals wanting to participate should contact Dave Ewart at 740-627-7440 or Ben Staats at 740-501-5480.