Artist of the day: Sent Back
Hip-hop artist David Anthony Herring says his stage name, Sent Back, defines his mission.
Herring believes he went to heaven after he nearly died in an accident nine years ago, but was instructed to return home to proclaim the Gospel to his peers.
"I remember seeing angels and going to heaven," Herring, now 20, said about his experience in the spring of 2002. "I remember Jesus and my grandfather telling me to come back to Earth, that it wasn't my time yet. I feel that I'm sent back to reach my generation with a message of hope and faith."
He recently released an 11-track CD called The Misfit. It offers a hip-hop/rap presentation of the Gospel message of salvation through faith in Jesus Christ integrated into almost every song, along with Scripture. It also deals with social issues that affect teens, such as not fitting in, looking for love in the wrong places, anorexia, abortion, drive-by shootings, the economy and domestic violence.
For more on Sent Back, click here for Gail Hollenbeck's full story.
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