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Sound Doctrine

About Sound Doctrine

Drew Jackson, better known as Sound Doctrine, was born in Williamstown, NJ on November 23, 1989. Being the youngest of four boys, he grew up in the shadow of his three older brothers; each one completely different and having a certain amount of influence on him as he grew up. From an early age, Sound excelled in his academic and athletic endeavors. He was consistently at the top of his class (honor roll) and was involved in many different sports throughout middle school and high school; mainly basketball and track.

His parents raised him in the admonition of the Lord and at the tender age of 7, the Lord captured his heart and saved him. Several years later at the age of 13, he knew without a doubt that the Lord had called him to be a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. By God's grace Sound was given the opportunity to attend the University of Chicago and study to earn a Bachelor's in Political Science. While at UChicago, Sound continued to excel in both academics and athletics, garnering a second place finish in the Triple Jump at the 2010 NCAA Division III National Championships. As he continued to excel, Sound slowly lost sight of the mission the Lord had called him to as he began to aspire to a career in law. However, these ambitions did not last long as the Lord had placed such a deep passion within him to preach the Gospel that he could not ignore it.

Two and a half years through his college career, Sound finally found a church to call home in the city of Chicago. As he got plugged in with the Hyde Park Vineyard Church, the Lord began in him a new season of growth and pushed him into greater service.

He began to lead Bible studies both in his church and on his campus. It was at this time that the Lord placed within him as passion to express the Word of God through the form of hip-hop. Growing up Sound was what one would call a "hip-hop head". He was heavily influenced by East Coast Hip Hop, growing up outside of Philly. Some of his early influences include Nas, Jay-Z, and Mobb Deep; and later include Stephen the Levite, Young Joshua, and Trip Lee. About a year after starting to write, Sound was introduced to A-Cee through a mutual friend and thus began his journey with Time To Shine Music.

Upon graduating from the University of Chicago in Spring of 2011, Sound went on to serve as a Pastoral Intern for the summer at the Hyde Park Vineyard Church. Currently, Sound Doctrine is studying to obtain his Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.