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September 4, 2013

Gospel singer to appear in hometown

DANVILLE — Veteran gospel artist Bryan Andrew Wilson will return to his hometown to kick off “The Gathering,” a spiritual revival, Thursday and Friday.

The revival — which is open to everyone, but aimed at young people — will begin at 7 p.m. each night at the David S. Palmer Arena, 100 W. Main St. Admission is free. It’s supported by his Bapolstogic Movement, a 501-c3, ministry.

Wilson, a Danville native who’s based in Washington, D.C., is best known for songs such as “His Eye is on the Sparrow” and “If You’re Talking About Jesus.”

“I’ve been preaching for years and in earnest the last two years,” Wilson said in a press release. “However, this is my first time preaching in my hometown, but I’m not nervous as much as I’m excited about speaking there.

“A couple of years ago I was at a conference in Norfolk, Va., and sang right before Dr. Cindy Trimm spoke,” he said. “She prophesied about someone going home to do work and I strongly felt that word was just for me because that idea was already on my heart.

“Where I come from, a lot of people and businesses have left and a lot of the people who remain are hopeless and stuck in a mental rut in terms of what they can accomplish in life. I’m going back to use the word of God to inspire and ignite them to reach for their destiny. This word will be as much for me as for them. We all need to encourage each other in this walk over and over again.”

Wilson is finishing a new CD for Kerry Douglas’ Worldwide Music label for a spring 2014 release.

Also, he’s promoting “It Will Happen For Me,” an inspirational song (produced in Brooklyn, N.Y., by multi-instrumentalist Christian Medice) exclusively featured on the “Kerry Douglas Presents Gospel Mix VI” CD, which hits stores today.

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