Ronny Hinson in concert

Best known as writer of the gospel music standard “The Lighthouse,” which won the coveted Dove and Fan Award for Song of the Year in 1972, Ronny Hinson has traveled for years singing to some of the largest crowds ever to hear gospel music.

He was the first to bring gospel music to New York’s famous Carnegie Hall, singing to a sell out crowd yet he has agreed to take time to sing here in the San Luis Valley. Ronny has written and performed many of gospel music’s most famous songs. “The Lighthouse” plus... “He Pilots My Ship,” song of the year in 1973; “When He was On the Cross,” song of the year for two consecutive years; “The Two Winning Hands,” number one song; “Mercy Built Bridge,” number one song; “Once Upon a Hill,” number one song; “Higher Than I’ve Ever Been,” song of the year in Cashbox Magazine; “Oasis,” a number one; “The Old Ship of Zion” a number one; .. and many more too numerous to mention!

In 2006, Ronny and the Original Hinsons were inducted into the official Gospel Music Hall of Fame.

Ronny will be at Alamosa Christian Church 410 McQuerry St. April 7 at 7 p.m. Mark you calendars for this event. No tickets are needed. An offering will be received for Ronny as a blessing for his travel to the San Luis Valley.