Bryant Thigpen was born and raised in Madison County, Florida, and graduated from Madison County High School in 2006 with honors. He continued his education North Florida Community College in Madison, Florida rior to transferring to Liberty University. He graduated from Covenant Bible College and Seminary with an Associate of Science in Theology.
Bryant has a long history in the southern gospel music industry. At the young age of 11, Bryant accepted the position as pianist with his family's group, the McCormick Family. Two years later, he joined the Reflectsons of Trenton, Florida, where his father served as the bass vocalist and his brother was the drummer for the band. By the age of 15, Bryant was nominated and chosen to be the fan's favorite Pianist of the Year, Baritone Vocalist of the Year, Christian Humorist of the Year and Bass Guitarist of the Year by the readers of the Gospel Post publication. However, his musical journey was just beginning.
In 2009, Bryant received an offer which he deemed "a dream come true." He was asked to be the pianist for Naomi and the Segos, formerly known as the Sego Brothers and Naomi. The Sego Brothers and Naomi became the first group in history to sell one million records with their hit song, "Sorry, I Never Knew You" in 1962. In 2010, Naomi and the Segos enjoyed much success with her recent hit, "Walk Away Free," which climbed into the Top 40 of the Singing News charts.
Prior to joining Naomi and the Segos, Bryant formed a regional group known as LifeSong. The group performed very few dates while he was on the road with Naomi. Currently, they perform 30 plus concerts each year.
At the center of Bryant's heart is his faith and his family. Bryant married the love of his life, Stephanie, and they have two beautiful children, Tripp, 3, and Brynlee, 3 months. Away from the office, Bryant serves as the youth pastor at a church in Madison, Florida. Stephanie is a vital asset to the program working with the younger children and leading the youth music program.
Prior to becoming a realtor, Bryant served as a journalist for the Madison and Jefferson County newspapers and the Suwannee Democrat in Live Oak, Florida. Bryant also contributed to the Mayo Free Press and the Jasper News, which operates from the same office.