The great Benjamin Elijah Mays said, “Whatever you do, strive to do it so well that no man living and no man dead and no man yet to be born could do it any better.” Xavier Brandon strives to embody this quote every day. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Morehouse College and a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Race and Religion from Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Xavier served as Vertical Church ATL’s Go Leader providing outreach to the members of the Atlanta University Center community and neighborhood. He also served as the Young Life College Director of the Atlanta University Center, the Director of the Outlet College Ministry at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and the Young Adult & Youth Pastor at New Birth Metro. He has found a deep passion for the students and community he once called home.
For the last 10 years, he has served and spoken to various colleges, schools and churches locally and abroad in places like Lima, Peru, Charlotte, NC, and Destin, FL. His non-profit organization, Zek’s Dream Center has given him the opportunity to mentor and lead youth and young adults from Marietta to Southwest Atlanta.
In addition to being a speaker and leader in the community, Xavier is also a prominent hip-hop artist, DJ and radio producer. He strives to reconcile the Hip Hop culture with God, demonstrating that it is okay to have a love for the music and be in love with Jesus Christ. His honesty and humility enable him to relate to anyone. His infectious love for God and relevant teaching style creates spark and quells doubt in the hearts of many people that he encounters. He is anointed to spread the Gospel to the Hip Hop generation both in the corridors of his everyday life and on stage.
From being a husband to His wife, Ifie Natasha, a father to his children Brooklyn and Malik, a brother, son and mentor to many, his words, his actions and his heart illustrate that God reigns preeminent in his life and he believes in turn God will draw all men and women unto Him (John 12:32).