Here’s more about Ephraim:
* He grew up around music. His grandmother sang background vocals for Marvin Gaye and Al Green. His dad was a minister of music.
* Ephraim has seven siblings, and he’s not the only singer in the group. In fact, he and three of his sibling auditioned for the show in 2018.
* Younger brother David landed a spot on Team Kelly Clarkson for Season 16. During the battles, he lost and landed on the comeback stage, but failed to make it back to the main stage.
* Ephraim grew up singing in church, telling the Indy Star that he made his public debut at age 3 singing “Battle Hymn of the Republic” at his grandmother’s church.
* After high school, he moved to Florida where his oldest brother was attending college. He got involved in campus ministry at Florida A&M and Florida State.
* Upon moving back to Indiana, he told the IndyStar he got involved with music at a few different church and was an associate pastor at Grace Church in Carmel from 2017 to 2021.
* “But I’ve never done music as an artist and doing gigs and stuff like that,” he said. The Voice “is the first time I’ve really been able to step on stage as an artist and really perform.”
* During his Voice bio, Ephraim said one reason for that was he was trying to be practical. He has a wife and two young children to provide for.
* At the time his audition was filmed, he was operating a machine that takes 600 pounds of cement and turns it into concrete stones. “It makes me feel macho, just turning it on,” he told the show. “But (while working), I’m in the control room singing ballads.”
* Ephraim also spent six years competing as an MMA fighter.
* He admits his wife was pulling for him to join Team Reba. His daughter was too; she wanted some of Reba’s tots. “But John Legend, for me personally, his music has inspired me and influenced me since he’s been putting music out.”