“iRepDaKING!” (short for: I Represent The King!), was established by Michael Berrian Jr. in 2008 originally under the name “iRepDaKING! Music”. Glorifying Jesus Christ through music in the rap/hip hop form was the main motivation at the beginning of this ministry and He successfully released 8 mixtapes and 1 EP before writing 3 books which includes an autobiography of his born again experience entitled “From a Convict to a Convert”.
From Michael’s lifestyle, music, videos, books, and apparel, it’s his desire to glorify Jesus Christ in all that he does and promote and reach the lost through it. He boldly professes that Jesus Christ is the King that he represents.
Michael 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)
…Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost… (1st Timothy 1:15 – ESV)
Michael Berrian Jr. (also known as Bruh Mike), born 1-31-1986, was raised in the Pleasant Hill area of Macon, Georgia. At a young age he witnessed a lot of things that influenced him to go in the wrong direction.
By the age of 16 he was already involved in selling crack cocaine & marijuana, smoking marijuana, having sex, gang affiliation, and armed robbery which led to his arrest, along with his 2 friends May 2002. In October 2002, he was sentenced to serve 10 years (4 incarcerated in the Georgia Dept. of Corrections and 6 on probation following his incarceration). His journey through the jail system started in the Department of Juvenile Justice and a few days after his 17th birthday he was shipped to Lee Arrendale State Prison (better known as Alto) in Alto, Ga.
After serving 2 years in Alto, he was transferred to Hancock State Prison in Sparta, Ga. 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 February 19th, 2005. The minister preached about God raising Lazarus from the dead. He had an unforgettable encounter with God which lead to him repenting of his sins & turning away from his past lifestyle to become a Christian and follow Jesus.
Michael was later released from prison after serving 3 years and 1 month.
Since then the Lord has blessed him with a beautiful wife and 3 children, and has opened numerous doors of opportunity for him to share his testimony, rap, and preach about God’s grace, truth, love, mercy, forgiveness & soon coming judgement to others. He was ordained a minister May 2016. Proclaiming the Gospel is one of his greatest passions.
Michael still resides in Macon, Ga. with his wife Shandale (Married since January 2006) and their 3 children. They are connected with the body of Christ at Bold As A Lion Family Worship Center, under the leadership of Apostles: Carlton and Denise Walker.