Yaves Ellis AKA Street Pastor (a name given to him by his peers) began using rap to educate, motivate, and inspire youth, at the age of nine. Performing for numerous audiences from Ohio to New Jersey and as far south as Selma, Alabama. Street Pastor soon became a seasoned, and powerful artist.
Taking life experiences and words from the scriptures, Street Pastor creates a sound that will not only make the listener nod their head to the beat, but produces a message that will impart wisdom into the hearts of men thus creating an openness to change.
Realizing that the youth of this nation are dying in rapid numbers, Street Pastor uses his gift of music to build self-awareness in today's teenagers and speak proverbs that teach listeners to live life skillfully.
Street Pastor has served as Youth Minister for 9 years. God has moved his ministry to the streets and various venues around the country.
"If you can blame rap for the problem, why not use it as the solution?"
His debut album "The Bigger Picture" (2003) challenges the listener to understand that music is more than entertainment; it is an opportunity to sow a seed of faith.
With songs like "The Street Ballad", "Wake Up", and "Word Life" Street Pastor creates a sound that all can relate too. The messages given are relevant in everyday life, not only does Street Pastor address the pit-falls and traps of the inner-city, he also provides a solution to the problems.
Recognizing that knowledge is power, Street Pastor is an advocate for learning and a student of the human condition. Well informed on HIV/Aids, Tobacco, Drugs/Alcohol, and various other topics, Street Pastor travels the country facilitating workshops that promote prevention.
Street Pastor brings more to the table than just Rap, but a message that will shine light to a world walking in darkness.
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