Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Bread of Life - Names You Might Not Know Yet

I am revisiting an old series today that features some new groups, some regional groups and just in general some groups you might not have heard about yet in the industry.

Today, we're looking at the family group Bread of Life that consists of Tod Davis, his wife Jennifer and children, Christopher, Ryan and Desiree. Thank you Tod and the Davis family for taking the time to answer my questions!

1. When did you become interested in singing Southern Gospel music? What are some of your earliest memories of Southern Gospel?

When I was 19 years old in Scottsdale, Arizona where the original Bread Of Life Singers were formed and traveled in a old beat up van and went to nursing homes and small churches. I can recall getting $10 and getting all excited back then $10 was good. Then when I married my wife, Jennifer Davis, and our two sons Christopher and Ryan and their sister Desiree basically reformed The Bread of Life singers as a family group ministering to the lost. Our daughter is in college now but will still sing with her family on rare occasions like holidays or our homecoming, which is planned for later.

2. How did you get started? How long have you been singing?

When I was younger I started in church and in choir. Years ago, my family was in Mississippi and attended Grace Independent Baptist Church. It just happened, and then in July 2010 God called us to Georgia. My wife gave up a career in the medical field at a prominent pediatrician's office, and the kids gave up friends and football and moved sight unseen into a trailer. All we knew was God had called us, and we all answered and said, "Yes, Lord we will go." Total the group has been singing together almost seven years.

3. What's one thing that you want people who walk away from your concert to know about you?

We want people to know first we work for the Lord, and there is hope for all through Christ Jesus. We want them to know we love them, and also about our 24/7 prayer line they can call if they need.

4. Do you have a favorite song that you sing? And what song from another group has ministered to you?

We don't have a favorite; we like them all. They all have ministered to us, as there are so many great songs, and they all touch our hearts.

5. What artists have been your biggest influence (musically and/or personally)?

The Freemans, the Perrys, the Kingsmen, the Crabb Family, Crimson Ridge, the Gaither Vocal Band and Vestal Goodman

6. What has been your favorite memory so far in your ministry?

Mine personally (Tod) was stepping back on stage and singing after 26 strokes. Group wise, we prayed for a man who had been in a wheelchair 10 years, and he was healed and walked right before our eyes. Another time we prayed for a man with a rod in his leg, and God replaced it with a brand new bone, and before he could not dance but as we said, "Amen," he jumped up bending his leg and dancing to the song, "Jesus on the Mainline." And this is true I can even give you pastors for reference that were there!

7. What new things are coming up for you?

God has opened so many new doors out of state for us and have some big things on the horizon that will be announced by our record Label AOK Records very soon!

Check out Bread of Life's website for more information about their ministry!

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