He was born and raised in Washington, DC. He is the proud Pastor and Founder of Refuge Temple Cathedral of His Glory Church of God in Christ in Detroit, MI, a growing congregation of diverse people. He has a Bachelor of Religious Arts from Logos Theological Seminary in Detroit, Michigan, a Master of Arts degree from the Minnesota Graduate School of Theology; where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Doctor of Theology from the Kingdom University in Grand Rapids Michigan. Dr. Waverly B Bumbrey Sr serves as a District Superintendent, President of Jurisdictional Evangelism Department, AIM Chairman, an Executive Board member of Michigan SW First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Marcus R. Ways Sr. Dr Bumbrey recent appointments is the Vice President of the International Department of Evangelism under the Leadership of Presiding Bishop J D Sheard. Pastor Bumbrey is an Actor, Author, Recording Artist, and Dean of the Floyd H Gayles Bible Institute in Detroit, MI. Pastor Bumbrey is married to Mrs. Patricia Ann Bumbrey. They are the devoted parents of Harvey King, Steve Perry, Waverly Bernard Bumbrey, II, and Joshua LeMar Bumbrey. In addition to his many hats of leadership, Pastor Bumbrey is an itinerant evangelist. Pastor Bumbrey believes if the people would strive they will achieve, and excel in everything they do in Christ.