Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey, Sr. and the Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices
Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey, Sr. and the Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices Biography
Refuge Temple Pastor’s Choir is the manifesta on of the vision that God gave the Pastor and founder, Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey, Sr.,over 20 years ago. In April of 2012 the Refuge Temple Pastor’s Choir won 1 st Place in the Detroit Choir Challenge. After 18 years of ministry, the vision came to past as Dr. Bumbrey and Refuge Temple Pastor’s Choir recorded their Debut Album “Seasons” during a Live recording on December 9, 2012 at Refuge Temple Cathedral of His Glory Church of God in Christ on Detroit’s east side.
The Album “Seasons”, ini ally released on April 28, 2013, was produced by Stephen Anderson-Day and execu vely produced by Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey, Sr. The album features three original songs and four rearranged songs. The single “Acceptable” was released in the winter of 2013 and was wri en by choir member Joanna Jackson, after hearing the prayer of Evangelist Patricia Bumbrey during a leadership seminar.
In the fall of 2014 the Dr. Bumbrey retained Alterna ve Management and Marke ng Group, LLC’s LaVell R. Nero to manage the choir. As a result of new management, new branding and a name change occurred. The Choir is now known as the Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices and re-released “Seasons”, with new look and a name on September 23, 2014.
Immediately following the album’s re-release, Dr. Bumbrey and the Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices were nominated in 10 categories across two award programs; the 17 th Annual Texas Gospel Music Excellence Awards and the 2015 Rhythm of Gospel Awards.
On December 13, 2015, Dr. Bumbrey and the Refuge Temple Cathedral Voice recorded their Sophomore Project “A Believable Sound”, which was produced by Ryan Rutley and execu vely produced by Dr. Waverly B. Bumbrey, Sr. This project features 6 original songs and 3 rearranged songs. The single “Be er Days”, which is wri en by Ryan Rutley was released on December 11, 2016.
The Lord has blessed the choir to be featured in programs both foreign and domes c. Domes c event includes: Word Network Detroit, Michigan, Praise Fest in Detroit, Cobo River Praise Fest in Detroit, MI, Ribs and Soul fes val Detroit, Michigan, Inkster Praise Fest, Inkster, Michigan, Texas Gospel music Excellence Awards, Rhythm of Gospel Awards, Evangelism Epic at various McDonalds in Detroit, various Jurisdic onal events, and featured guest Gospel Gala in Washington D.C.. Foreign events include: singing the Candaian Na onal Anthem and opening player introduc ons for the Windsor Express professional Basketball Team, and the Na onal Anthem for the University of Windsor Homecoming.
The Choir was won the following awards: 2015 Rhythm of Gospel: Choir of the Year. 17th Annual Texas Gospel music Excellence Awards: 18th, 19th, 21st, and 22nd Texas Gospel music Excellence Awards Church Choir of the year; 20th Texas Gospel music Excellence Awards Best CD / Project of the year and Male Solo of the Year; 2016 IGRA(Independent Gospel Ar st Alliance) Tradi onal Choir of the year; 2017 Prayze People Choice Tradi onal Group of the year
Supt. Waverly B. Bumbrey, Sr. and the Refuge Temple Cathedral Voices are a church choir with the desire to please God through song and to unify the kingdom of God by presen ng music that