As Tommy Hill kicks off his journey, we thought it was nothing less then necessary to share his personal stories with the public. We want his fans and supporters to know the heart of the man behind the scenes. We believe its also important to show you where he's been, and what he has overcome through the love of Christ. The following is a short testimony written by Tommy Hill.
My story begins in El Paso, Texas, born 6/24/1991. The first part of my childhood (though at the time I hardly noticed it) was tough. When I was one, my father made a mistake and ended up spending a substantial amount of time in federal prison. Leaving my mother with 5 kids, a mortgage, and tons of emotional struggle to deal with. My mother did an outstanding job staying strong in her faith, and working hard for her children throughout this whole period of time. As we all know though, there is only so much one woman can do. We struggled to make ends meet constantly. We also all struggled to maintain with the absence of a man to lead our home.
Shortly after my father was released, we moved to San Antonio Tx. For my parents things were finally looking up, for me on the other hand it was all down hill from here. We ended up in a pretty well off neighborhood where we were referenced to as the poor family. For a while i tried to fit in, begging my parents for new shoes and name brand shirts on a regular basis. After a while pretending to be somebody i was not got old and I decided to embrace the title "broke outcast". I threw myself at any and everything the rest of the poor kids did. Snatching candy bars from corner stores turned to stealing bikes. Stealing bikes led to smoking weed and getting in fights, and so on and so forth.
At age 16 i found myself selling and using drugs on regular basis, sexually immoral, and yearning for a way to get deeper in the cash game daily. As time went by the problems only grew. I no longer valued the free education I was blessed to have offered to me, so i skipped school almost daily. This amongst many other offenses ( minor in possession of alcohol twice, fights, smoking at school, etc..) landed my mother and I in court every month almost. Yet still I just did not care! I continued to party and live irresponsibly with no regard to the consequences that were soon to come. I took my life and ran it straight into the ground. There is honestly no other way to put it. At 19 I found that the drugs, girls, cash, and parties always left me empty. I was so confused!! My whole life I believed the lie that music, t.v., and every other mainstream media source fed me. But I had obtained a piece of all the things they praise, and still lacked true satisfaction and peace.
Not until the later part of my 19th year did i walk into the doors of Revolution Church in Schertz, Texas. A small church plant that at the time, used a little gym that smelt like sweat to hold the worship services. At first it was a joke, but thanks to Daniel Self, Pastor Zak White, and the rest of the Rev members, my life was surrendered to Jesus Christ a couple weeks later. I am changed from the inside out! Since that day i have found true joy, hope, and freedom. Christ radically rescued me no doubt about it. My life is now devoted to sharing this true hope with the world. Yes i am a rapper and i love the passion God has given me for music. But my main focus is to use all tools available to me to spread the message of Christ, to any and everyone who will listen.
“And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” -Matthew 10:38