AP Wire: “Kenny Bishop Makes Comeback as Gospel Singer”
The Associated Press wire recently put out a feature story on Kenny Bishop. [EDIT, 11/8/10: The link is broken and has been removed.] This story can be found online in Lexington, Kentucky’s Herald-Leader. Kenny Bishop was fairly open with the story’s writer (Roger Alford) about his journey as a prodigal – and what prompted him to come back home.
While visiting a Lexington nightclub, a young man walked over to him and started talking.
“He told me ‘you sang in my church the night that I accepted Christ,'” Bishop said. “And at that moment I realized where I was. It was like cold water in the face.”
Those piercing words, Bishop said, allowed him to see that he was in the prodigal’s pigpen and that he needed to return home.
The story contains several items of interest to Southern Gospel trivia buffs (such as Bishop’s current salary, of all things). It’s worth checking out.