In the heart of Battersea on Keresley Street sits the Assemblies of the First Born Church, designed by architect William White. It was built in 1886 and features buff stock bricks with red dressings, a black spire, and a tower with clock faces. Whilst being of traditional English church design, it is the home church of a lively pentecostal congregation.
This is the church in which Kerrie-Anne was raised, spending many of her younger singing years developing her gift. When asked to participate in the church's 'Praise and Worship' night she was absolutely thrilled to be back where it all began. Stepping up on the stage, recalled fond memories of her childhood, which was evident from the impassioned performance that she delivered to the congregation. Kerrie-Anne sang her favourite gospel song - CeCe Winans' ‘Alabaster Box’ - the moving lyrics telling the story of Mary of Bethany anointing Jesus with oil, to show her love and devotion to Him.
The church resonated with beautiful traditional and modern gospel songs throughout the evening, and spirits were lifted with poems and a musical play. At the end of the event, congregants left feeling spiritually uplifted and restored by the wonderful musical praise that had brought joy to their ears and hearts.