It was 1978 at the age of 15 when Jay first
started singing with his Parents, Jim and Jo Humphreys. They started the Good News Singers which then changed to The
Humphreys Family. They traveled for 26 years singing all over the Eastern part of the United States and seeing many
souls saved. In 1995 his mom went home to be with the Lord. The Humphreys continued singing for a short time and
then came off the road. After a short break, Jay joined the Praisemen Quartet filling the bass position. After
singing lead for 26 years with his family, this was a big change but very enjoyable. Jay sang with the Praisemen Quartet
for 4 years and he had the privilege to share the stage with many of Gospel Music's greats such as Gold City, The Kingsmen,
Tony Gore, Mark Trammel Trio, The Inspirations, The McKameys, Squire Parsons and many more. Now, the Lord has opened
another door for Jay and his daughters, Cassie and Cloe. Jay's wife, Melanie plays a vital role in the family group
also. Jay is excited to be able to travel with his family and states, "It is a privilege to carry on the Humphreys
singing tradition with the third generation of what was started over 30 years ago. I thank God daily for saving my soul
and all the many blessings he has given me. Our mission is to be an instrument for Him for the up-building of His Kingdom
and to see people uplifted. Thank you for your support in our ministry. God Bless You All!
Cassie, Jay and Melanie's oldest daughter, was
born May of 1989. She started traveling from the time she was born. She traveled as a child all over the Eastern
part of the United States with "The Humphreys." She started singing at the age of two and recorded a song
on one of "The Humphreys" Projects when she was six Cassie sings the alto part for the group and has a very
unique voice. Cassie is now married to Joey Moore and they have two daughters, Lyric Marie Moore and Lakin
Jo Moore. Joey runs the sound for JHT and works very hard during set up and tearing down. Cassie's favorite group
is "Gold City Quartet." Her favorite song is, "God Handled It All," by Gold City. Her favorite
scripture is John 3:16. While traveling Cassie enjoys shopping and eating at her favorite restaurants. Cassie
states, "I am glad to have been raised in a Christian home and have the opportunity to sing with my family. Many
people have passed on in my life, one of the most important was my Grandmother Jo Humphreys. Even though she went home
to be with the Lord, she continues to be my idol. I love to hear stories about her. I know she is smiling down
and is proud of her grandaughters. I wish she could be here to see. That's why I owe all of my desire to sing
for the Lord to my Grandmother Humphreys. Most of all I owe it all to Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior who gave me the
talent to be an instrument for Him."
Cloe, Jay and Melanie's youngest daughters, was born in January 2001. Cloe loves traveling with her family
and is now singing full time with the group. She sings the soprano. Cloe's favorite scripture includes John 3:16.
Her favorite gospel group includes the Gaither Vocal Band and Lauren Talley. Her favorite songs include, "Low Down
the Chariot", Gaither Vocal Band, and "Behold The Lamb", by Lauren Talley, and "Can't Stop Talking About
Him" by the Gaither Vocal Band. Cloe states, I love singing for the Lord and with my family.
Cara, Jay and Melanie's middle daughter still sings from time to time.