…Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]. (2nd Corinthians 5:17 - AMP)
Who is Bruh Mike?
Born Michael Berrian Jr., January 31, 1986 to Michael Berrian Sr. and Lennie Leghorn (Lewis). Bruh Mike was raised in the Pleasant Hill area of Macon, Georgia. At a young age he witnessed many things that influenced him to go in the wrong direction. By the age of sixteen, he was already involved in selling crack cocaine and marijuana, smoking marijuana, having sex, and gang affiliation. In the year 2002, he was involved in a robbery which led to his arrest, along with his two friends. His journey through the jail system started in the Department of Juvenile Justice and a few days after his seventeenth birthday he was shipped off to Lee Arrendale State Prison (better known as Alto) located in north Georgia.
After serving two years in Alto, he was transferred to Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Georgia. He was there only a few weeks when his eyes were opened to the Truth of Jesus, the Son of God, while hearing the Word of God being preached in a church service there on February 19, 2005. The minister preached about God raising Lazarus from the dead and Bruh Mike had an unforgettable encounter with God which lead to him repenting of his sins and asking Jesus to come into his life.
He was later released from prison after serving three years and one month. Since then, the Lord has opened numerous doors of opportunity for him to share his testimony, rap, and preach about God’s grace, truth, love, mercy, forgiveness, and imminent return to others. He was licensed a minister May 2016. Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus is one of his greatest passions. That’s what iRepDaKING! is all about.
“iRepDaKING!” (short for: I Represent the King!), was birthed in 2008 originally under the name “iRepDaKING! Music”. Glorifying Jesus Christ through music in the rap/hip hop form was the main mission at the beginning of this ministry and he successfully released numerous songs including an EP entitled "All Things New" before he started to write books. His autobiography "From a Convict to a Convert" and debut album "Born Again" were released February 19, 2017.
Up to date, “iRepDaKING!” has expanded from glorifying Jesus through music alone, to glorifying Jesus through music, books, and apparel as well. He boldly professes to all that Jesus Christ is the King that he represents.
From Bruh Mike’s lifestyle, music, videos, books, apparel, and preaching, it’s his desire to glorify Jesus Christ in all that he does and promote. He has been set apart for the ministry and his hope is that unbelievers (sinners) be impacted and saved, believers be edified and challenged to grow, and that Jesus Christ be honored and glorified.
He is an ambassador for Christ, as though God were pleading through him: he wishes to implore all on Christ’s behalf to be reconciled to God (2nd Corinthians 5:20). Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit comes, the Holy Spirit will glorify Him (John 16:13-14). Therefore if (Jesus) the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed (John 8:32).