Johnny Ray Watson, a featured soloists in Billy Graham Crusades, will be in concert at 11 a.m., Sunday, July 28, at the First United Methodist Church, 103 S. Center in Bryson, and again at 2 p.m. at the Bryson School Auditorium. Watson has a smooth, southern gospel style that is often described as "anointed." His sincere love for people and comfortable country personality makes him seem like an old friend. He was raised in Lorenzo, Texas, with a population of 1,500, by loving Christian parents. He has known Jesus as his Lord and Savior since age 12. Inspired by his great grandfather, Rev. Joe Street, cofounder of the first black church in Lorenzo, Watson has committed his life to a full-time evangelistic music ministry. For 35 years, Watson has been the featured artist of some of America's great ministries, including the Billy Graham Crusades, the America for Jesus rallies, Moody Bible Institute, Bill Glass Prison Ministries, the Professional Athletes Outreach and numerous churches and small organizations. His itinerary has included appearances in Asia, Europe, South Africa, the Middle East, and the Caribbean. He lives in Bastrop with his wife, Brinda Kay and family. He served as Artist-in-Residence and Musical Ambassador at Riverbend Church in Austin. Rev. Bob Bowling, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Bryson, invites all to come to the services, both at the church and auditorium on Sunday.