Contemporary Gospel artist Bryan Andrew Wilson will be kicking off his second annual House of United Believers "Holy Unity" conference in Orangeburg, SC (where he graduated from Claflin University) this Thursday, September 27th with the theme of "Governing A Global Glory." Speakers include Evangelist Maxine Johnson (Miracle Faith Center, Paterson, NJ) and Mr. Wilson. Guest psalmists include Chalk Hill, Marty & 2nd Chronicles and David Dupree & The Solid Rock Mass Choir.
The nightly event takes place at New Life in Christ Church, 241 Broughton Street in Orangeburg, SC. Admission is free and the conference runs through Saturday, September 27th. "It's a time to come together for a spiritual refreshing," says Wilson. "As believers it's important for us to periodically come together to re-strengthen our faith through teaching and congregational worship. We have Pentecostal worship with tambourines and washboards so we can dance and shout as hard as we want to as a way of venting about whatever trial we may be going through and give it all to God."
Bryan Andrew Wilson was the grandson of Tommie Davis, who played gospel with the great B.B. King, and his mother had been a singer with an R&B band, but it was gospel he heard most, in all sorts of sectarian variations, as the family attended the various Baptist, Apostolic, and other churches the area offered. Wilson absorbed it all, and was a stirring traditional gospel singer by the time he was a teen, when he began recording a series of traditional gospel albums for Malaco Records, recordings that eventually earned him Dove and Stellar awards for the Bryan's Songs album in 1996.
Recently, Wilson has just released his brand new album "The One Percent" which has garnered the radio hit single "Turning Away." Check out our review and interview article on Wilson here at hallels.com.