EVAN SCHOOMBIE

 

Evan Schoombie, well known in South Africa, began his career in the professional theatre. He started his career at the age of eight. At the age of twelve he had his first Presidential Command performance and a year later his own television programme. Theatre followed naturally.
The works he has performed include the song cycles of French writer Jacques Brel and Edith Piaf. He became best known for his renditions of the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, singing the material of Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Joseph in the major compilation productions of this material in South Africa and abroad. As a nationally known performer, Evan hosted various international tours, showcasing South African culture in Europe and the East. A highlight of his career was the gala performance, as soloist, with the writer of Evita, Joseph and His Amazing Technicolour Dream Coat and Chess, Tim Rice. Propelled into the top shows, performing live to audiences of up to 25 000 people, Evan had it made to be top of the show business hill. At the height of his career the Lord called Evan out of the secular theatre into the ministry. He ran a contemporary Christian theatre group which often produced Gospel events in the theatrical heartland of his country.

Evan released his debut album YOUVE GOT A FRIEND in 1994, which has now been released in 6 countries around the world. His Italian version of the album, IL TUO GRANDE AMORE, was released with great success in Italy in 1995. This was followed by the international release of A TIME FOR HEALING and the Italian version, PIU` IN LA` VEDRAI.

A series of live worship albums followed, notably FREE TO PRAISE and most recently YOUR GREAT LOVE. The latter album is the fruit of Evans ministry in praise and worship which has taken him all over the world. The album was recorded live at the Hatfield Christian Church. Evans band from Italy and South Africa played on the album and it is produced by Tim Alicino.

Evan regularly teaches on the subject Theatre, the Arts and the Church in various countries around the world. These include national seminars in Singapore, Hong Kong, the Philippines, The United Kingdom and Italy.
A remarkable conference was held Malaysia where 80 churches were represented. He heads up the team of young and dynamic teachers who are all well versed in their fields and who all love to serve the Lord Jesus Christ and His Body. The conferences generally culminate in great worship celebrations involving the local and visiting talent. All Good Gifts latest project is the series of Free To praise Conferences in Italy and South Africa. A total of 4 national conference tours and worship celebrations brought a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in these nations. Evan is committed to taking the project to the nations.

Evan also taught at the School of Psalmody of Tom Inglis on the subject of Production and the Prophetic relevance of the Arts in the Church and the secular environment. Evan Schoombie is an accredited Television producer, producing programmes for most of the national broadcasting networks in his country. He also produces various corporate videos and lectures in film study to many of the people in the media ministry, equipping them to use the recognized media to see Gods Kingdom come in
every sphere of society.

As President of All Good Gifts International, Evan recognizes the importance of strong links with the local Body of Christ and as such his ministry is affiliated to Hatfield Christian Church in Pretoria, pastored by his friend Pastor Francois van Niekerk.

 
   

 
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