HisSong - GMA Week 2007
When one listens to Dennis Humphries of HisSong, one hears a message of overcoming depression. It’s abundantly clear the amount of suffering he has endured, but the journey ends with much success with an uplifting message to others.
Years ago, Dennis was accosted by two thugs who bound him and drove him to his ATM where they robbed him. They pistol-whipped him before leaving him, seriously wounded. A few years later, Dennis’ wife was robbed and shot in the head.
It was during his wife’s seven-month hospitalization, Dennis penned the song “Through Every Storm”. This became especially meaningful following her recovery when he discovered she’d been having an affair. Later, it was revealed she’d had two more affairs and they parted ways. Thus ending one of the most difficult times of his life.
Dennis attributes a strong support group who prayed for him and, also, the late Vestal Goodman of the Happy Goodmans gets a lot of credit for helping him overcome depression and despair.
While watching a Gaither video, Vestal was featured singing “God Walks the Dark Hills”. He states that the Spirit of God began to do a healing in him. He rewound the tape again and again and each time, he received additional healing.
Currently finishing a book dealing with this difficult time in his life, Dennis hopes it helps others who suffer from depression.
Dennis is joined in his singing ministry by Adam Cannon of Illinois who sings baritone and Adam Elrod from Georgia who sings tenor.
Adam C., who joined HisSong a year ago, loves to tell folks about Jesus and loves Southern Gospel music because he believes it gets the Christian message across very clearly.
Adam E. has been singing with HisSong for eleven years and believes ‘music is something you are called to do’. He sang with his family for years and says, “It’s something I love.” He loves gospel music like no other.
The trio will be leaving April 26 for a solid two-week tour to Texas. They minister 240-250 days a year and travel on a 45-foot touring bus driven by the only other person in their entourage, the bus driver!
They faithfully offer altar calls following each concert and their goal is to minister to the lost and hurting.
BY: Linda Brown