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John P. Kee Birthday and Biography

Born:   June 4, 1962

Birthplace:   Durham, NC

Zodiac Sign:  Gemini

John Price Kee is an American gospel singer and pastor.

Kee has been active for more than 20 years in the music field. He is primarily known for mixing traditional gospel with the modern contemporary gospel, and for having a soulful husky voice. Kee is also known as "The Prince of Gospel Music".

At an early age, Kee began developing his musical talent both instrumentally and vocally.

He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.

At age 14, he and his brothers, Wayne and Al, moved to California. There he began attending the Yuba College Conservatory School of Music in Marysville, California. During this time, he began playing with various groups such as Cameo: Donald Byrd and the Blackbyrds.

Due to having difficulty adjusting to California, he moved to Charlotte, North Carolina (only to find himself living in a part of the city known for its violence and drug activities).

After watching one of his friends being murdered in a drug deal gone bad, he rededicated his life back to God during a visitation to a revival meeting.

In the mid-1980s, Kee formed a community choir in Charlotte called the New Life Community Choir or "NLCC".

Over time, the choir grew in popularity and has continued to travel throughout the area. The ensemble also included Kee's children.

In 1990, Kee founded the Victory in Praise Music and Arts Seminar Mass Choir, or "V.I.P." to fellowship with various ministries, songwriters, musicians, and choir directors nationwide.

In 2007, Kee was inducted into the Christian Music Hall of Fame.

Kee said that during a trip to Michigan with his choir, he received a calling from God to be a preacher. He was in his mid-twenties when he became an ordained minister.

In 1995, while ministering in Ohio, Kee received a prophetic vision. They went forward with building a Fellowship Center in Charlotte, which could minister to the people in the community.

He officially founded the New Life Fellowship Center, where he became and is still the senior pastor.

The church is in the same area where he had once led a life of crime and drugs.