Gospel artist to perform Sunday

Published 10:04 am Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Gospel recording artist Ray Hope will share a program of sacred song and testimony at United Methodist Church in Brownsdale on May 10 at 9 a.m. The concert is free and open to the public. A free will offering will be received for Hope Ministries.

Roy’s recording and singing ministry is based in Sinai, S.D. He shares a unique blend of hymns, contemporary gospel songs, and adds a touch of country western flavor to his varied repertoire. Hope has performed more than 200 concerts a year since 1971, touring throughout the United States, Norway and the Western provinces of Canada.

“My greatest purpose is to be an encourager,” says Hope. “Everybody has problems, and they are seeking help. I try to be realistic and practical in my own music by sharing a part of my life to help point people the Lord for guidance.”

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A native of South Dakota, Hope began his full-time singing ministry after working with Billy Graham’s World Wide Pictures organization arranging film premieres. During the summer of 1986, he was privileged to attend the Billy Graham Conference for Itinerant Evangelists in Amsterdam.

In addition to his singing ministry, Hope has produced 24 recordings of his own, in addition to producing for a variety of other artists. He assists churches with improving their sound systems to insure clear communication of the Lord’s Word. Hope also has a significant outreach to young singing groups and musicians by consulting them with their ministry which may include providing them with a sound system, and/or producing a recording of their music.

The public is invited to attend the program. Hope’s latest recordings will also be available at the concert.