Minister Tyrus Bush
Minister of Music & Fine Arts
Tyrus Bush is a multi-talented singer, musician, writer, producer, media personality, and preacher whose music career began when he was just 9 years old. Born and raised in New Jersey, Tyrus’ affinity for music was revealed when he was 4 years old after receiving his first Casio keyboard. Though classically trained, his musical roots were primarily established while he and his family attended church in Trenton, NJ where his uncle is pastor. There, he had the opportunity to explore and refine his gifts in music and ministry. At 8 years old, he founded a five-member, all-male singing group managed by his father. Subsequently, this group received local recognition, exposure, and the opportunity to work with gospel legends Rev. Timothy Wright and Bishop Rance Allen and tour with “Willie Neal & The Gospel Keynotes” and “The Mighty Clouds of Joy”. By the age of 12, Tyrus was the church’s full-time musical and choral director and continued to pursue music, acting, and ministry as his calling.
Embarking on solo endeavors as a singer and musician, at age 16, Tyrus began to spread his wings appearing in a series of small stage productions, talent expos, and local events and regional competitions. In 2002, he became a finalist on season two of the TV show, American Idol. In this same period, he went on to perform at New York’s famous Apollo Theater on Showtime At The Apollo’s Amateur Night competition. He received Top Dog Status by winning five consecutive times singing and playing Smokie Norful’s hit “I Need You Now”. Tyrus since collaborated with producers, writers, and artists such as Stanley Brown, Rodney "Darkchild Jerkins", Fred Jerkins III, and LaShawn Daniels, just to name a few. His most recent work, “Prayer Changes Things”, is a passionate ballad for Shirley Caesar on her 2018 hit album, Fill This House.
In 2005 he met the love of his life, Shaone, and they married the following year in November. Since then, they have welcomed four sons, Tyrus II (2007), Neri (2008), Princeton (2010), and Tylin (2020) as well as a daughter, Tylie (2018).
Tyrus is passionate about expanding the musical presence and the reach and impact of his ministry. He lives his core belief that “we are blessed to be a blessing” and focuses on sharing his gifts to initiate change, inspire hope, and impact lives in the name and through the power of Jesus.