Let me tell you about what happened
to me the first time I
heard the music of Lee Williams and The Spiritual QC’s. I had been saved
for about a year. Before becoming saved, I was a great fan of R&B music
and attended quite a lot of concerts. I had a friend to invite me to go
with her to this great concert that was going to be held in Wilson, NC. I
agreed to go and I thought it was just going to be a typical singing like
I was used to. Imagine my surprise when we arrived and I found that there
were about 6 buses in the parking lot and cars filling all the parking
spaces. We had to park about a mile away.
When we entered the building after standing
in line for about twenty minutes, I could feel the excitement. I just knew
I was going to have an interesting time. We found a great seat in the
bleachers and I was able to see the stage perfectly. The year was 2004. I
remember Rev. Curtis Watson coming on stage and talking about his CD. The
MC announced the surprise group and it was Totally Committed out of
Marion, SC. They were good. The Jackson Southerners, The Williams
Brothers, Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites, and Lee Williams and the
Spiritual QC’s were the major groups that I remember on the program.
Everyone left a powerful impression on me but it seemed that when Lee and
the QC’s hit the stage, the place was ignited with a powerful anointing.
You could just feel the atmosphere changing.
I witnessed the entire building come alive.
Everyone was on their feet when Lee started singing “Good Time”. I
immediately noticed that Lee did not move much but just stood still and
sang hard. The crowd seemed to really enjoy what he was doing. I will
never forget this man that made his way to the front of the stage and he
moved and danced to every song that Lee sang. If Lee said he went down on
his knees, this man went down on his knees. If Lee said he turned to the
left, the man did it. He had every move to every song that Lee sang and I
remember thinking that this man has found something that motivates him in
this song ministry. I witnessed people shouting and giving God the glory
all during the night and it impacted my soul.
I will never forget this night because it
was the first night that I witnessed the power of a gospel concert and how
important it can be in the lives of so many. Some people may not make it
to church but they may find their divine inspiration in a song. The songs
are filled with messages to assist a person to finding their salvation. I
decided that I wanted to be able to put together some concerts in the
future. The first concert that I ever attended that featured “Lee Williams
and the QC’s” was my inspiration to become a gospel promoter. I have since
promoted them twice and have had Doc McKenzie and the Hi-Lites on several
I am strong in my conviction that music can
make a change in a person’s life. I have since attended many concerts and
I know the number is over 100 now. I have promoted at least a dozen and I
know that this calling is my ministry. I am not in this to make a ton of
money but to help spread the gospel of Jesus Christ. I want to provide a
platform for the artist to have a chance to deliver what the Lord has
given them. I have Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC,s and that first
gospel concert to thank for that.