A church in Carbon County will celebrate a big birthday with a free reggae concert.

Grace Community Church of Lansford has been a church for 150 years... To kick off the celebration they're hosting a free concert featuring the world-renowned Christian reggae worship band Christafari. Pastor mark who leads the band struggled with addiction. The group reaches out to others who need support. The church's pastor says it's the perfect way to celebrate and help people get away from the struggles they've been going through.

"It's all about God's faithfulness that's really what we're celebrating: 150 years of God's faithfulness and to kind of be able to kick it off with this free outreach concert and to have some other events throughout the year we're really looking forward to it because God has been very good to us."

Pastor Benack also says he welcomes anyone struggling with addiction to attend the concert and take a "freedom step" out of addiction. On Friday, March 5th doors open at 5:30 pm and the concert starts at 6pm. No tickets are necessary. Just show up. COVID-19 policies will also be in place. For those who cannot attend they can watch the concert live-streamed on the church's Facebook page.