The Gospel Lights
Bass Guitar Player
I was born in St. Mary's Hospital in Humboldt Tennessee on May 18, 1960. Humboldt is a small town with a population of about 10,000 people. It is located in Gibson County, Tennessee.
My father was James W. Shephard and my mother was Katherine Shephard. My father was a city worker and my mother was a housewife.
I attended Stigall Elementary Junior High School and graduated from Humboldt High school.
My first involvement with music was when I was about six years old.
My first experience with God was when I was twelve years old. That is the same age I was when I joined the church. I am a member or The Cedar Hill Baptist Church and I play the bass guitar for the male chorus.
After High School I spent three years in The U.S Army. I attended Jackson State Community College for two years.
I am employed by Ceco Door Corp. in Milan Tennessee.
I am married to Wanda and we have two children; Deshaun and Tamareus. We also have one grandchild; Keshaun.
I was introduced to the group one day when brother James Wright came by my house and asked me if I would like to play bass guitar for The Gospel Lights singing group. I told him I would give it a try. I have been with the group for six years since.
The group means a lot to me because it allows me to fellowship with others, being able to share the love of God with the ones who love the Lord as I do and to show the love of God through music.
My hope for the group is to be able to sing songs of praises all over the land and country.
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