My early life was primarily defined by my addiction to drugs and subsequently my stints in the prison system. My addiction began early in life, as early as 8 years of age, and continued for 29 years. It was June 15, 1994 that God blessed me and inured me with the strength to resist my disease of addiction and it began a turning point for my life. For the first time, I began to hear the voice of God and my life would never be the same. Little did I know at the time that God was calling me all the time to His purpose for my life. My purpose in life would change as a result. A new life-purpose was established for me and new spiritual growth would have defined my life for the first time. For the first time, I began to see myself as someone worthy of God's love and someone with a purpose. It was obvious that my calling was counseling and mentoring others about the power of God and how He installed in us the power to overcome our shortcomings, we have the power to resist and not give in to the enemy.

I now define myself as a community organizer and a community servant, I’m now the sworn enemy of the enemy of man especially as it relates to this disease of addiction, so as we decide to fight for our community and our future, God gets the Glory.  Oftentimes, my service is in the form of my music, counseling and mentoring, and community organizing, oftentimes I’m providing inspiration and encouragement to other men and women who’s been given a second chance like myself. I now live to serve my people, but more importantly, to serve my God.

I love my city, I love my people, I love my God.

Kevin Petty