INDIANAPOLIS – Joining the movement to end the deadly disease of malaria in Africa, the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church will host Lisa McClendon in a Change the World Benefit Concert on Sunday, April 25, from 6 to 8 p.m. at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 100 W. 86th Street in Indianapolis.

Performers include vocalist Lisa McClendon and the Later @ St. Luke’s Praise Team.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the United Methodist Imagine No Malaria global campaign and Mission Possible Kids, an outreach ministry of St. Luke’s Church.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and youth (ages 5-18). Tickets are available from the Indiana Conference Web site at or call toll-free 877-781-6706 for more information.

McClendon has been named the mother of “Inspirational Neo-Soul.” She has shown she is committed to empowering communities about health dangers and the need to be informed, which has inspired her appearance on CNN with BET’s Rap-It-Up and AIDS activist Marvala Brown.

Inspired by God to make a difference, she established a non-profit organization S.I.I.N.G. (Saving Individuals In Need through Giving) in 2006. SIING is an organization designed to give back to the community. After three projects, McClendon’s name has become synonymous with soulful music and cutting edge, heart penetrating lyrics. Now, this Stellar and Dove award nominee has returned with the fourth installation in her musical legacy, REALITY (BluSoul Entertainment).

Change the World is a United Methodist global event to be held the weekend of April 24-25. The United Methodist Church prompts its members to join with others in the community to make a difference locally and globally. Congregations are encouraged to create and participate in a service or fundraising event that helps effect positive and long-lasting change.

On World Malaria Day, Sunday, April 25, United Methodists will launch the Imagine No Malaria campaign ( calling for the elimination of malaria in Africa by 2015, with a goal to raise $75 million to improve health infrastructure and empower a sustainable victory over malaria.


The United Methodist Church will launch the Imagine No Malaria campaign calling for the elimination of malaria in Africa by 2015.