2024 Johnny Jackson, Jr.

Gospel is Alive! Celebration

Presented by Peoples Health

The Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive! Celebration is presented by Peoples Health and is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival’s annual educational workshop. It is a free community outreach program!


Monday, April 29, 2024; 9:30AM


2515 Franklin Avenue, N.O 70117

Gospel is Alive is takes place at the original Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in Gentilly: Click for directions


The Anointed Jackson Sisters

Isabel davis

Council on aging community choir

Join us for a soulful experience filled with energetic Gospel music, vibrant praise, and heartfelt moments that will uplift and inspire.

Dancing and rejoicing are encouraged!

About the Program

The Johnny Jackson Jr. Gospel Is Alive! Celebration was named in honor of one of its biggest proponents, Johnny Jackson, Jr., a longtime member of the board of directors of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation. Through a partnership with the New Orleans Council on Aging, this event serves as an educational platform that engages senior citizens through gospel music, aiming to promote cultural appreciation, and create connections between generations, ultimately enriching the lives of participants and cultivating a deeper sense of community spirit. Past headliners have included renowned artists like Rance Allen and CeCe Winans. Admission is free and open to the public! All ages welcome.

gospel is alive honoree committee

Howard Rodgers, III, Chair, Rev. Dr. Lois Dejean, LaQuan Fields-Carter, Caryn Rodgers- Battiste, Leonard Smith and Frank B. Stewart, Sr.

Photo Credit – Shawn Colin. Video Credit – Humble Beginnings

About the artists

The Anointed Jackson Sisters are a dynamic gospel group known for their powerful vocal harmonies and heartfelt performances that resonate with audiences. With a shared passion for spreading the message of faith and inspiration through music, the Anointed Jackson Sisters have captivated listeners with their soul-stirring renditions of traditional gospel songs and their own original compositions. Their dedication to spreading positivity and uplifting spirits shines through in every note they sing, solidifying their reputation as a respected and beloved presence in the gospel music scene.

Isabel Davis has been a trusted steward of the gift of song since an early age. With a ministry built on the love of God, support of family and passion for worship, Isabel has emerged as a worship leader called to the nations. Her anointing to activate the power of the presence of God from store-front ministries to global stages to recording studio booths and every platform in between paves the way for authentic worship encounters. Learn more.

About Peoples Health 

Peoples Health was established in 1994 as a health services administrator for the Louisiana market. Founded by physicians and part of UnitedHealthcare, the company administers a variety of Medicare Advantage plans offering medical benefits and prescription drug coverage to Louisiana residents. It provides a unique approach to wellness, care coordination and support services. Learn More.

About the New Orleans Council on Aging

The New Orleans Council on Aging (NOCOA) exists to protect the rights, promote the well being, and enhance the self-esteem of New Orleans elderly by generating opportunities for self-reliance and independence. The New Orleans Council on Aging is a private, non-profit corporation which serves as the Area Agency on Aging for Orleans Parish. The agency is responsible for insuring that a comprehensive and coordinated assortment of social, recreational, educational, and nutritional services are provided to persons aged 60 and over in the City of New Orleans.

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