Leon Kittrell- Playing With Purpose

“PLAYING WITH PURPOSE”

Leon Kittrell was born June of 1984 in Tucson, AZ. Son of Rita and Leon Kittrell. Where dreams were in reach as a child, Leon strived to excel in all that he did. Graduating with a masters at Wyoming University in Computer Science, he soon found himself on top of his game. By college Leon  was on stage with some of the best artist including Usher and Janet Jackson. But behind all of the fun, he stayed grounded in God. He continues to play at his church and has even played for other churches including Bishop Eddie Longs Church at New Birth. He keeps God in sight.

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“PLAYING WITH PURPOSE”

Leon Kittrell was born June of 1984 in Tucson, AZ. Son of Rita and Leon Kittrell. Where dreams were in reach as a child, Leon strived to excel in all that he did. Graduating with a masters at Wyoming University in Computer Science, he soon found himself on top of his game. By college Leon  was on stage with some of the best artist including Usher and Janet Jackson. But behind all of the fun, he stayed grounded in God. He continues to play at his church and has even played for other churches including Bishop Eddie Longs Church at New Birth. He keeps God in sight.

Life growing up for me was musically inclined. He wasn’t just in music, but he also had talent as an athlete. In a family of nine siblings, he being the baby, Leon began playing music when he was just 2 years old.  I got to chat with Leon one on one to get his insights on God and traveling in the music world.

***When did you get introduced to God and when did you start participating in the church?

“I was born in church. When I was 12 years old I got saved at a youth revival in Phoenix.

***Who inspired you to do music?

“Music has always been in me. No one really inspired me. It something I’ve always loved from day one”

***Define God in one word? And why does that one word pertain to you? “Omnipresent….because everywhere I go he reveals himself to me in various different ways…the clouds, the sounds the birds make…me surviving certain accidents..Even when I think he’s busy for me he shows himself in different ways.”

***How do you think that God has played a part in your music and staying focused?

“He plays part by giving me strength, by going the route that I’ve gone, but in the secular world they need to be someone to introduce him. I have Travis Porter praying before every show and that’s something that he’s never done.”

***Who in life besides Jesus keeps you humble? And do they have Jesus in their lives as well?

“ My mom…she keeps me grounded in the nicest sweetest voice.”

***What’s a favorite bible verse that you lean on?

“I can do all things though Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13

***What is your current position/state in the music industry? What are your future plans and goals?

“I am freelance drummer for major artist and not bound to anyone currently. In the future would want to open a school for gifted kids that live in the ghetto and have Christian based curriculum. I want it to be musically/computer inclined (science technology).

***If you could have one power that Jesus has in the bible what would it be and why?

“A power that I would have is healing power because I know what it’s been like to be in a situation where I’ve been healed and to be able to do that for someone else. I don’t no one to suffer or be sick or anything like that. “