Lecrae: Once Caught by the Police with Drugs Now Raps for Jesus


He is a Christian hip hop artist signed to Reach Records, the record label that he co-founded. He has released five solo studio albums, and he is a member of the rap group 116 Clique, with whom he frequently collaborates. He has won numerous awards including a Grammy, GMA Dove Award, Best Hip-Hop Music Video for the GMC Music Video Awards, Best Male Artist for 2006, Best Album for 2006. His chart-topping discography includes, “Real Talk”, “After the Music Stops”, “Rebel”, “Rehab”, “Rehab: The Overdose”, “Gravity”, “Church Clothes, “Church Clothes”, and “Anomaly”.

Raised by a single mother in Houston, Texas, he moved around a lot in his early years and soon dicovered rap as a way to convey his feelings to others. Before starting college, he was almost arrested for drug possession. When the police officer saw a Bible on the back seat of his car, he asked what it was. He told him, “I know I need to live it.” That night, the officer made a deal with him that if he agreed to live by the Bible, the officer would let him go. Soon after, a Christian leader encouraged him to attend a conference where he heard James G. White speak. From this encounter, he gave his life to Christ and became passionate about Jesus Christ and Christianity. This led him to print his salvation testimony and pass it out across the University of North Texas campus. After graduating from the University of North Texas, he began volunteering at a juvenile detention center and began work on his debut album. In 2005, he co-founded ReachLife Ministries which is a non-profit organization that exists to help equip local Christian leaders with tools and media projects that are culturally relevant and based on the teachings of the Bible.

He says of his faith and his work, “I think every rapper is a preacher, it’s what’s the sermon that they are giving. Every rapper is preaching something. They are either preaching that you can find satisfaction in a million dollars or 50 women, or that you are not a real man unless you are a killer. I just look at myself as another individual who has a different message and a world view that I think is the most beneficial, the most helpful, and I’ll be honest, it’s the right one…I think a Biblical world view is the right world view.” His name is Lecrae Moore.


This is the “Chief of Sinners,” Daniel Whyte III, president of Gospel Light Society International, and just as Lecrae Moore gave his life to Christ, may I encourage you to do the same. Here is how:

John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“For God so loved the world” means that if you are in the world, God loves you. No matter who you are, where you are, or what you have done, God loves you.

God loves you more than you love yourself. He loves you so much so “that He gave His only begotten Son.” His only begotten son is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sins and for mine, He was buried, and on the third day, He rose from the dead.

“that whosoever believeth in Him”, whosoever means anybody of any race, any color, any belief system, or any socio-economic status can believe on Jesus Christ.

“should not perish, but have everlasting life.” if you believe on Jesus Christ as your Saviour, you will not perish in hell, instead you will have everlasting life in heaven with God.

The Bible also says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Dear friend, if you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me this simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.

Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!

Remember, friend, Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith!