The Lawson family includes mom and dad and 10 children – three boys and seven girls. The oldest, Benjamin, is 25 and lives in Atlanta, GA working for Delta. He is an accomplished pianist but is not home very often and does not play with them anymore.
Though we are originally from Ohio, they spent a good part of their youth in the Adirondack Mountains of upstate NY, then lived in a 40 foot converted bus for a year, travelling the United States before moving to Punta Arenas, Chile, where they were missionaries from 2004 to 2006. They sang in different church groups and occasionally as a family during that time, but it wasn’t until they returned home to Ohio that they really started to pick up their instruments and realized what fun it was to harmonize and arrange songs. They come by it honestly, several generations of Lawsons have sung in gospel music for many years and they found it exciting the people liked to listen as much as they liked to play and sing!
They now live on a farm in Darke County where anyone who passes by can hear which house is theirs. They travel here and there to play and sing, first and foremost to bring glory to God and proclaim His message of hope and love, and they pray also to be an encouragement to folks along the way.
This free performance is open to the public and a love offering will be accepted during the evening. You will not want to miss this performance. For further information regarding the concert, contact Bruce Shank at 937-692-5789. You can also contact The Lawson Family on line at www.thelawsonfamily.net.