Apostle J, was born in Flint, Michigan, August 25th 1984. His father and mother raised him in a strict Christian home, and discipline. At the age of 8 year''s old, having had a father, that was a pastor, he desired to become a minister of the gospel. Following after his father, preaching to his family, sister, and cousins, his heart was set upon ministry. By 1996, his parents began to have marital problems, which greatly affected by life, and molded and shaped his character, by the age of 12. Becoming more isolated from family and friends, he indulged in music, discovering his love for Jazz, and Blues. He used music, as a release, a way to deal with the depression, of growing up in that situation. By 1999, at the age of 14, he gave his life to Christ, and never been the same since. Digging into the Word of God, studying late night hours into the Scripture, fellowshipping with older saints in the Lord.. doing whatever he could, to be all that God wanted him to be. From age 14 to 18...Apostle J explains in his own words, his transformation, to what he is today...
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