Faith and Family - Cullman, Alabama Summer 2018 - Page 12

help with revival services. Bumpus is known for his gospel pipes, as he often sings while working the drive-thru weekend, at KFC, in churches and just about anywhere the spirit leads him. He was encouraged to tryout for The Voice in 2016, so he made the trip to St. Louis for an audition. “My roommates, the couple that I lived with, went with me on Father’s Day two years ago for a 7 a.m. audition,” Bumpus said. “I made it through the first round and I was the only one in my group to do so. The judge for the second round was stopping con- testants in the first two lines of their songs and saying, ‘next.’ No one made in past her in that group. But I did make it past the first round. There are three rounds total before televised au- ditions. It was a great experi- ence.” Although there have been many ups and downs in Bumpus' life, he has learned to make the best of things. PULL-OFFS, HIGH TREAD USED & NEW (256) 352-2221 GUARANTEED! 315 Main St. Hanceville, AL … in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 12 | Faith & Family We began working with Wallace State and specifically Kelly Jones — who supplied new computers, storage units, and paper products. We were able to not only help those at the farm with addiction and getting clean, but also help- ing them deepen their educa- tion.” His first experience in a Cull- man church was one he would never forget, and he’s still happy to share the story. “I attended First Church — Center Point Baptist — and the preacher said he had a sermon lined up, then felt like God was telling to share about something else,” Bumpus said. “He pointed to me and said, ‘son will you come up here?’ He told me that I was the only black person that has ever came into his church. He then told me that the Lord said I would have something to tell them. I began to sing a song and the Holy Spirit spread through the church. Since that night, he has been invited back to play music and