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Chad Jones

Whether we grow up in stable homes in the suburbs or crime-ridden projects in the inner city, many of us struggle with acceptance. We want to fit in, but we can’t find our place in society. Chad Jones is no exception. But, fortunately, God’s grace helped lead him down the path towards self-discovery, repentance and even that ever-elusive acceptance.

Adopted and raised Catholic in Grand Rapids, MI, Chad’s childhood was far from normal. With 11 new siblings, Chad soon found it hard to not only make sense of his surroundings but finding his place within an already established family also proved difficult over the years. Yet, Chad began focusing on perfecting the rap skills he’d begun experimenting with in middle school, which soon lead to an offer for a record deal. Plus, the basketball and acting scholarship opportunities he was being considered for made it clear: Chad Jones was finally arriving. Yet, he never quite arrived, at least not where he planned to. Having squandered all his opportunities, Chad found himself attending a New Years Eve service of all places. With nothing to lose, it was there that Chad surrendered his life to Jesus, the High Priest.

After his redemption, Chad attended a Christian rap concert and was overwhelmed by the amount of young, black talented men who were also serious about the Lord. After going through a bootcamp period, Chad joined a group and began performing all over California. He later connected with Derek Minor and was encouraged to pursue a career in music. Since then, he has released Soul Food, under the name Conviction, and also been featured on Pro’s PSA mixtapes as well as Redemption, Brothatone’s Mic Check and other notable albums.

Chad now resides in Memphis, TN with his family and serves at Fellowship Memphis. Opting to leave his stage name behind, Chad Jones aims to let his artistry simply reflect how he lives daily. Inspired by his untraditional background, Chad has a unique take on life and a hunger to communicate it on his upcoming project and in the years to come.

My Bands Sessions

Wednesday, March 18

10:10pm CDT