Freddie Combs

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Freddie Combs
Born September 30, 1971
Elkin, North Carolina
Education Mars Hill University (B.M.)
Occupation Minister, Singer, Songwriter and Musician
Musical career
Official website

Freddie Combs (born, September 30, 1971) is a minister, singer, songwriter and musician and attends The Pentecostals of Johnson City, TN (United Pentecostal Church International - UPCI) with his wife Kay. On September 27, 2012 he performed on the television show The X Factor in Greensboro, North Carolina and received four yes votes for his rendition of the song "Wind Beneath My Wings" which he dedicated to his wife, Kay.[1] [2]

Weight Issues[edit]

In 2009, he weighed 920 pounds and almost died due to carbon dioxide poisoning. Since 2009 he has lost 475 pounds due to exercise and dieting.[3]

Personal life[edit]

He married his wife, Katrina "Kay" Rife-Combs on July 27, 1996 and they reside in North Eastern Tennessee.


Freddie and his wife, Kay starred in two episodes on TLC's special Heavily Ever After, which premiered in March 2012 and also appeared on TLC's Ton of Love which aired in January 2011. They have appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and on RTL Television in Europe.