“It was an absolute honor to be one of the hosts of the 23rd annual Super Bowl gospel concert. We are excited for all the surprises and great things that are in store for everyone to see. I was very nervous at first when I got the call to be one of the hosts. But I greatly admire this initiative to bring faith and the love of God to the mainstream. While we want people to enjoy the festivities that the Super Bowl brings, we also want people to celebrate God because he is the creator of all things. So, we are bringing this celebration to the world in a mighty way.”- Sarah Jakes Roberts


The 23rd annual Super Bowl gospel celebration took place in Los Angeles, CA. It was hosted by Pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts and comedian DC Young Fly and featured performances by Mali Music, Lecrae, CeCe Winans, Chloe, Cee Lo Green and the NFL gospel choir. For 23 years, this celebration has been one of the most anticipated events during Super Bowl weekend. Founded by Melanie Few, who also serves as the program’s executive producer, she has ushered in a quality faith-filled event where praise is the goal. This year’s theme, titled “catch the light,” focuses on finding the light during dark times.


“To be able to uplift every viewer and every attendee every year. Every year we seek to go higher and higher with our host as well as our performers, and it’s important to us that the NFL players’ choir shows up and shows out no matter what city and state we’re in every year, we are coming stronger. People actually look forward to us airing every year just to see what surprises we are coming up with next. Aside from the actual Super Bowl football game, the Super bowl gospel celebration is something that people look forward to. So, this year we decided to incorporate pastor Sarah Jakes Roberts and comedian DC Young Fly. We wanted to tap a younger audience who have a strong love for God. Everyone knows Sarah Jakes Roberts and her powerful ministry alongside her husband, Toure Roberts. With her amazing personality and her great fashion sense, she made for a perfect host for the evening. People have been watching DC Young Fly on the hit show Wild n Out for many years, and they catch his comedy acts across the country. But, what a lot of people don’t know is his back story and how much he loves God. Each time this young man hits the stage, he takes a knee and prayer to make sure that he’s covered while he performs and that he gives his best and leaves it all on the stage.”


This year the lifetime inspirational honoree went to Mr. Prime Time himself, NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. Sanders has been labeled as one of the greatest NFL players of all time, but more importantly, his work off the field has been just as instrumental as his playing time on the field. Primetime currently serves as the head coach for Jackson State University and is taking HBCU football to a whole different level. Sanders has been known to put his faith and family first.

The celebration will air on Amazon Prime.