Carrying a tune

Gospel employee

Before Kalind Haynes joined the Postal Service three years ago, he competed on “Sunday Best,” BET’s popular gospel singing competition.

Now the Chicago letter carrier is returning to the series for its new season, which is scheduled to debut Sunday, July 19.

“It’s an answer to my prayers,” said Haynes, who delivers mail in the city’s downtown business district. “My customers support me just as much as my friends and acquaintances.”

How far will he make it during the TV show’s new season? “Keep watching,” Haynes said.