Seth Pinnock, cited as a young leader to watch by the creators of the Black Power List, will be hosting one of the UK’s fastest growing faith based non-denominational BME youth gatherings when he stages the 7th annual Midnight Oil Summit conference at Britain’s second capital city, Birmingham from 18-20 July.
Up to 3000 young people across racial, cultural and denominational divides are expected to converge on Birmingham for the three day event, which will take place in three famous landmarks in the city: Birmingham Conservatoire, the world famous Symphony Hall and Centenary Square.
MOS delegates will be able to participate and enjoy a wide range of activities which will include the first ever live recording of a gospel album at the world famous Symphony Hall. A range of artists including Seth’s group, ANT will perform songs he’s written over the years.
Seth, aged 23 and deemed the youngest person to ever book the Symphony Hall for an event stated: “Midnight Oil Summit aims to show young people that Christianity is exciting and relevant and has something to say about all areas of their lives.”
He continued, “I believe that young people will turn out in their droves to attend MOS because they know they won’t leave the same as when they arrived. They’ll be stretched, encouraged and equipped to meet the challenges of life and to make a difference and also get the opportunity to meet fellow believers from different Christian traditions and countries. I’m also looking forward to recording the debut MOS gospel album. It’s going to be great.”
Other activities taking place during the three day MOS conference include:
* The MO Street Party in Centenary Square featuring dance performances, choir performances and a picnic
* Futurebuilders – a reception for up-and-coming as well as established young leaders
* Gender specific conferences dealing with a range of issues including sex, relationships,
* The launch of the Alpha Orchestra, comprised of musicians across the cultural and denominational divides
Participants scheduled to take part in Midnight Oil Summit 2013 include MOBO award winner Jahaziel, National Day of Prayer Convener Pastor Jonathan Oloyede, CCM artist Philippa Hanna, leading praise and worship artist Noel Robinson, Andy Hawthorne founder of the Message Trust, Ben Cantelon, Leke, Faith Child and many, many more.
Seth shared, “We have brought together some of the UK’s leading Christian speakers, teachers and artists to inspire, empower and motivate the young people and adults that will be attending MOS to be the best they can be, live the best lives they can and be agents of positive change and social transformation in their communities.”
Seth was inspired to start Midnight Oil Summit when he was a 16 year old college student. He wanted to put on an event where young people could enhance and develop their Christian faith. He held his first ever MOS in 2007 when he was aged 17 and still a student at college. Seth stacked shelves in Asda and carried out a range of fundraising activities to raise money to finance his first ever MOS conference, which was held at Bethel Convention Centre, in West Bromwich and attracted 500 people. It now attracts thousands.