began his gospel music career at the age of 5, when
he and Anna Kay Rogers regaled the congregation of
Grace Chapel (his father’s church) with a
heartfelt rendition of “Oh Little Town Of
Bethlehem”. This stunning success was followed a
few months later with a solo performance of “He
Lives”. Seriously though, Ted’s been singing a
long time – and writing songs too. His thoughts
and ideas have found their way into poetry since
grade school. Songwriting followed not long after.
well over a hundred songs and choruses gives him an
extensive range of choices – both in style and
message – which serves him well. It’s hard to
classify his music. Though Southern Gospel has
always been a favorite, performing as a single
brings limitations to what is traditionally though
of as ‘quartet music’. Not a problem, though.
His writing is in a wide variety of styles. Unique
sounds, as heard in “Dirty Foot Blues” and “Little
Foxes” contrast nicely with the more ‘easy-going’
feel of “Blinded By The Glory”. Songs like “Intercessor”
and “Jesus Hears” bring an intimacy as Ted
shares the heart of his ministry.
Ted is a member of
the Pacific Gospel Music Association and travels
throughout the northwest. Though he has spent time
as a Youth Director, Associate Pastor, and Bible
School Instructor his heart has always been in
music. Really, this is a natural flow in a
As Ted ministers
the music in his heart, he brings an openness and
honesty than never fails to touch. It’s the music
of encouragement from one who’s been there. His
vocal style is smooth and his faith, security, and
pleasure in The Lord are refreshing.
Listen to the
words of “The Prayer”…
Let Your hand
be upon my hand, Dear Lord,
And Your words though my lips flow.
Help me realize – looking through Your eyes,
The souls that do not know.
May my heart beat with Your compassion,
As I hear their dying cry.
And when you seek for a voice to speak,
Hear me say, “Lord, here am I”.
Ted and Kathleen
Watson have recently ‘sold the farm’ and moved to
Salem, Oregon. Moving from 30 acres with horses,
cattle, pigs, chickens, (etc, etc, etc) into town
has been an enormous change of lifestyles. But it’s
given them the freedom to travel and minister on an
It’s all about
answering the call…
Ted & Kathleen Watson
PO Box 13505
Salem, OR 97309
Phone: (503) 884-3116
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