Born in Pasadena, California. Sang first solo in a church. At 17 won 2 national singing awards. Sang across America in hundreds of churches. Had his own TV show. Met Frank Sinatra in 1985 and stopped singing in churches and began a new career singing in secular places such as MGM hotel casino, Hollywood Palladium, Variety Club international, Queen Mary Hotel Long Beach, etc. Began a commercial diving business then did shipwreck salvage projects. Wrote two books. Bought Navassa Island West Indies and then sued America over his real estate and guano rights. Comes from a super religious family and most of the relatives preach one thing on Sunday and criticize their neighbors and relatives during the week. Most are hypicritical. I chose to be who I am. I do not believe in a heaven or hell.