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“It was always spoken during my life, ‘You’re going to preach one day; you’re going to minister one day,’” he says. “I would hear that as a child and be like, ‘That’s not what I want to do.’”

But life doesn’t always take paths we anticipate. After years of success—Jordan had topped Billboard charts and had written songs for Whitney Houston and Deborah Cox—his career stalled, leaving his family to navigate trying times. He and his wife, Kristin, saw their luxuries stripped away over the years: a car was repossessed, their dream house and all their possessions burned and they were hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt due to money mismanagement, lawsuits, legal fees and back taxes. And their pain would go far beyond material losses: The Jordans, then the parents of two children, suffered a miscarriage in 2002 and both husband and wife admitted to being unfaithful to one another in the past.

Tired of the façade of a perfect life and marriage, Jordan felt God pulling him to the church and his Christian faith to find hope and healing.

“The music had to be silenced in my life for me to be able to know what God’s voice sounded like because I had made music into a god. When fame and notoriety got taken away and there was nothing else there, then I was like, ‘OK, what do I do now?’”

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