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Hip hop outreach concert in Manteca

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POSTED March 1, 2012 10:58 p.m.

The artist AGAPE has inspired young people from Brooklyn to Bosnia.

AGAPE is Dave Scherer, who brings his relational ministry “Hip Hop Outreach” to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 910 E. North St., Manteca, at 7 p.m. on Saturday.

He combines rapping, dancing, storytelling, and speaks fluent Spanish. AGAPE has ways of connecting with his audience to the point where they “get it.”

His energy has been called contagious and his stories of faith transcend differences.

“Even those who do not normally enjoy hip-hop find themselves dancing to his music and captivated by his unique presentation of the Gospel,’” said concert coordinator Kelly Blevins Bergman.

For the past 10 years, AGAPE has toured fulltime, performing for hundreds of thousands of young folks across the U.S. and six different countries.

He’s recorded five CDs and has recorded with critically-acclaimed producer Ant otherwise known as Atmosphere, Brother Ali.

On his recent CD, AGAPE had the privilege of working with Grammy-award winning singer Billy Steele (Sounds of Blackness, The Steeles) and Gospel recording artist Tonia Hughes. He’s also shared the stage with Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Toby Mac, David Crowder, Tony Campolo, and Gospel giant Kirk Franklin.

In 2001, he co-founded “JUMP” or Joint Urban Ministries in Praise which is dedicated to helping urban youngsters unleash their leadership skills via the arts. Recently, AGAPE was the recipient of the Tom Hunstad Award for excellence in youth ministry and for his contribution to the lives of young people.

His passion is to bring people together of all backgrounds through his work and belief.

Tickets for AGAPE’s hip hop ministry are $10 and can be purchased online at

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