What to look forward to at Christmas Near the Beach 2013.

If you would like a list of last year’s entertainment,

click here: Entertainment 2012

Christmas Near the Beach 2013 Line Up

***Times are approximate***

Hosts- Danielle De Novo and Carl Foster

DJ- DJ Mr. E from Soul Movement Crew Productions

4:00- 4:15             Pastor Ernest Gondor

4:15- 4:30            Justin Phillips

4:30- 5:00            Overflow Band

5:00 -5:20            Astrid Audet Ballet , excerpts from the Nutcracker

5:20- 5:30            Grinchy Got Saved, excerpts from the musical

5:30- 6:00            Pursell Family Band

6:00- 6:15            St. Nick and the Florida Sunshine Band

6:15- 6:25            Expressions of Joy, excerpt from Narnia Ballet

6:25- 6:50            Mr. E and Hip Hop Dancers

6:50- 7:00            CNTB Dancers Flash Mob

7:00- 7:30            Josh  Bramos

7:30- 7:45            Expressions of Joy, The Star Shall Come Forth,

    A Christmas Ballet

7:45- 8:00           Only One Roadway, Mime

8:00- 8:30           Jessica Aaron

8:30- 9:00           Sensere




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St. Nick is arriving in style, thanks to the Dream Car Classic team! Several classic cars will be on display at Christmas Near the Beach

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Standing eight feet tall, the new and improved Billy the Marlin will be at Christmas Near the Beach from 6-7 p.m.

HotGlassSnow globe inflationThe Santa Snowman Ornament is a safe and fun project for ages 4 and up, and is filled with real Florida beach sand. All you have to do is inflate the glass to make this little sand-globe!

Valued price: $55 CNTB Special pricing: $25

(pre-buy or do the day of the show only.)

*Christmas Near the Beach Starfish: $20 ($10 goes directly to CNTB)

OperationChristmasThis year at Christmas Near the Beach you’ll be able to Build-A-Box with Operation Christmas Child to bring joy to children in need around the world! Make a small donation, pack your very own shoe box gift for a boy or girl, and give the joy of Christmas to a child this year!

*Artists Subject to Change*

Our Artists

Jessica Aaron

Jessica AaronJessica loves music , loves people and loves God. She always knew that she would do something with music but animatedly said it would never be leading worship. Jessica earned a music degree but decided to pursue her other passions yet could never shake that small voice inside saying “you were meant for more than this”. In 2010 Jessica and her band auditioned and played at Disney’s Night of Joy talent spotlight stage and it has been an epic adventure ever since. Her surrender has led to a worship album produced in Nashville by Chris Springer and a heart that wants nothing more than to lead people to experience the love of Christ.



Astrid Audet Academy of Ballet

Nutcracker2Our mission is to provide quality dance training for the recreational, as well as serious student, in a positive, caring, and constructive environment. We strive to do all we do with integrity, excellence, passion and compassion. We will be performing excerpts from our production of the Nutcracker this year at Christmas Near the Beach. To learn about our director and ballerinas: click here.

Billy the Marlin

billyTheMarlinBilly the Marlin is the official mascot of the Miami Marlins baseball franchise. At 8 feet tall and 250 pounds, he is “a natural-born clown and good-natured prankster“.He appears at every Marlins home game at Sun Life Stadium and Marlins Park, and performs his own routine in the middle of the 5th inning.

LOOK for Billy at 6 pm to 7pm at Christmas Near the Beach.

The Marlin’s Street Team will have a table filled with giveaways, but brush up on Marlin trivia for prizes!

Josh Bramos

josh 2Well my humble beginnings are in Mobile, Alabama where I do not remember a single thing, because we left when I was three. I will always be country at heart. I am now living in South Florida.
Church is what I belong to, and by that I do not mean a building. My family at Victory Life Church has been with me the past seven years I have been leading worship there. Few things are more enjoyable then worshipping our Maker with the masses. All will do it one day.
About 2 years ago the band and I competed and won a contest that brought us to Texas and then to Nashville. It was there that we competed for a record contract with Word Records. After a year break the band and I are back with new material and a fresh new perspective.



Danielle De Novo

Danielle DeNovoDanielle De Novo is a Christian speaker who enjoys using media and entertainment to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. De Novo is a Latin phrase that means “anew” or “beginning again.” That is just what Danielle believes Jesus Christ does for each and every person that  becomes a new creation in Him, as outlined in 2 Corinthians 5:17. Danielle is involved in numerous ministries in South Florida. This includes serving as an interview host for the 88.1 WAY-FM program, South Florida Community Impact. She attends Christ Fellowship Church where she has the privilege of entertaining children with creative Bible teachings as a volunteer Children’s Chapel Team Member.

DJ Mr. E and the Soul Movement Crew

DJMrESoul Movement Crew is your full service Inspirational & Faith-Based Entertainment group based in Florida.

Our team of experts specialize in:



Expressions of Joy

A star 2ENarniaEOJxcellence and Integrity in the Arts
The vision of Expressions of Joy is to be the artistic bridge between the sacred and secular through the art of dance! The mission of Expressions of Joy is to nurture artists to their highest potential for outreach through original and innovative Christ-centered performances. The values upheld at Expressions of Joy are to be Christ-centered, Dedicated, Passionate, Excellent, Highest Artistic Potential, and Missionaries through the Arts

Come and see what the Lord is doing at Expressions of Joy. Experience our unique fellowship of artists/ministers and students. You are welcome to watch one of our classes or join right in with no obligation.


Carl Foster

Carl FosterCarl Foster is the Development Director / Sports Director and Host of the Afternoon Show Grace Net Radio. He is also Executive Director of People Helping People in America, Inc. And has hosted/produced shows for such national networks as ESPN, CNN, FoxSports, CBS Sports Line, Sports Channel SunSports, Comcast Sports and Grace FM Radio.

Carl Foster is a current Board member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA); DeVos-Blum Family YMCA’s and Executive Director of MatchPoint Ministries, Inc. He’s an active member of Boynton Beach Community Church with his wife of 14 years, Helen, and four children. Camile, Brittany, Carla and Chase along with dog, Tina, and Sammie the Guinea Pig.  Carl is also a Vietnam Veteran serving 7 years in the USAF.

Life verse: Joshua 1:9

Ernest Gonder
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Love Fellowship Worship Center,  Pompano Beach, FL

Winner of U Decide Christian Talent show 2013, Ernest B. Gonder Jr., is the founding, Senior Pastor of the Love Fellowship Worship Center of Pompano Beach. A skilled musician, community leader, anointed psalmist, prolific preacher and teacher, he’s served as the senior pastor of Love Fellowship Worship Center since the ministry’s inception in 2009. Pastor Gonder is married to Lady Victoria and together they have six (6) beautiful children

Grinchy Got Saved “The Musical”

grinchy rollerbladingGrinchy Got Saved is an original musical parody.  We all remember how the green guy stole Christmas, but what happened the night Grinchy Got Saved?
Join Only One Roadway, as the Gospel is presented through this parody play.  A green rollerblading furry creature entertains the audience, while the true meaning of Christmas is presented.



Only One Roadway

DennaOnlyOneRoadwayOnly One Roadway street ministry reaches out to the community in street ministry with a variety of artistic venues, such as mime, dance, and character acting.  From book store openings to outdoor christian music festivals, they’ve ministered the Gospel to large or intimate crowds. Wherever the Lord calls, that’s the road they take.  Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. NO one comes to the Father except through me.- John 14:6.

Contact  Denna McDaniel for more booking information:  positivelybeautiful@live.com

Overflow Band

overflowBand2It all started as a group of friends coming together to worship our Creator. Before we knew it, we were playing in youth camps and events all over South Florida. We are a mixture of different churches and ethnicities who, through music, promote unity and fellowship in our city. It’s just a little taste of how it will be in Heaven. One body. One church. One sole purpose: to worship God. We realized that there is a hungry generation out there who want to earnestly come into His presence through worship, and we are honored to be a part of it….. You fill my cup until it overflows.

Instagram: http://instagram.com/overflowmusic
Our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/Overflowmusicfl
Marcell’s Instagram: http://instagram.com/marcell1223
Marcell’s Facebook: https://facebook.com/Marcell.Cubilla


Justin Phillip

JustinTrujilloSinger, songwriter, dancer, and actor, Justin Phillip is more than a triple threat. Performing since the age of 10. His music has created a huge following in Europe, especially Germany and the United Kingdom. Radio Stations all over Europe and the U.S. are now beginning to hear the buzz about this up and coming star and are requesting his music. Justin recently finished filming a movie pilot for renowned Hollywood producer, Johnathan Krane, titled Dancing on the Edge, in which he was cast in a leading role.

Find out more about Justin at www.facebook.com/justinphillipmusic

Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZHgwyX9RRQ&feature=c4-overview-vl&list=PLWoA7rDh3vzqR1F-Mhe5l7CxuRqaUWcMl&fb_source=message

The Pursel Family Band

The Pursell Family Band began 15 years ago with our 4-year old and  7-year old playing cardboard boxes with sticks. As these fiddlers grew, they found they enjoyed bluegrass music much more than classical Suzuki. The next oldest decided she wanted to play mandolin, the next the banjo, and the youngest the mandolin as well. Mom and Dad didn’t want to be left out and joined them with bass and guitar. Before we knew what was happening, we were a family band. We love playing bluegrass and old gospel tunes together whether in our living room or in front of a crowd at the park.

We are a family that loves the Lord and playing bluegrass gospel music together. 🙂




Sensere Cd CoverEnter into a new era of sound. One that only the future can hold. A musical collaboration of original vocals and melodic baselines… placed on the heart of songwriter James E. Wright III who in 2003 organized 12 of South Florida’s most anointed musicians to form, “the soul of future worship,” Sensere. These strong men of God, under the direction of Wright, step back into the future to deliver the masses rock-infused-soul-based gospel music blessed with an assortment of live horns, bass guitars, shocking vocals, and a style inspired by the essence of true gentlemen. “Sensere has one of the most authentic sounds in Christian music today.”— Stuffflypeoplelike.com. A stellar appearance on BET’s Bobby Jones’ Gospel  gave Senserethe national platform to speak to the hearts of their audience building a cross-over fan base up and down the East coast; using their desire to please God as a compass for creating feel-good rhythms that moves the core of any music lover. Soul (definition (a)) the spiritual principle embodied in human beings , all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe. Welcome to the future of praise! Introducing Sensere… the soul of future worship.

Listen to a sample: .

Itunes- https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/soul-future-worship-vol.-1/id481705751


MTV.COM  http://www.mtv.com/videos/sensere/683499/got-jesus.jhtml

SOUL TRACKS REVIEW http://www.soultracks.com/sensere-the-soul-of-future-worship-vol-1-review

St. Nick

Christmas near the beach 2012 December 064Christmas comes alive as St. Nick arrives at 6 pm this year!  Photo opportunities with St. Nick will be available throughout  the night.  Plan to spend the evening enjoying the entertainment and St. Nick!  Bring your camera for the perfect St. Nick photo!