Justin Martyr; born Justin Francis a.k.a. Justin-Credible is a Servant of Christ, Theologian, Preacher, Pastor, Musician, Artist, Producer, Husband and Father. He was born and raised in Miami, Fl. His parent's both hail from the beautiful island of Jamaica! He grew up in the church as the son of a Pastor and trusted Christ at the tender age of four years old, he was baptized at five & began preaching at the age of seven. The first taste for music for Justin came as a drummer. He began playing the drums at just eleven months old; even before his first birthday! Justin became the church drummer at just five years old and won his first drum competition at the age of seven!
He began rapping and wrote his first song at the age of eleven. All throughout Justin’s childhood he continued winning drum competitions and hip-hop talent shows. He began producing and created his first instrumentals as early as age 13 and created his first demo CD at the same age. All throughout his life it was clear that God had his hand on him and called him to ministry at an early age! In addition to being a professional drummer, he is multi-instrumentalist who also plays the saxophone and the trumpet.
Justin resides in Chicago, IL with his lovely wife Aasha Francis and their handsome son Justin Francis II. He moved to Chicago to attend the prestigious Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary where he graduated with both his Bachelor's and Master’s Degree in Theology and Pastoral Ministry. Justin serves as the Associate Pastor at New Life Community Church in Bridgeport, Chicago. He has released five full length hip-hop albums and an EP.
By God's grace Justin owns his own Production Company (Justin-Credible Productions) and a Record Label (Verbal Renaissance LLC) with multiple artists signed under that imprint. This veteran artist has performed and preached all over the world including the United States, the Caribbean, Europe and Africa. He has shared the stage with many world-renowned artists such as Fred Hammond, John P. Kee, The Ambassador, Pretty Ricky, Israel and New Breed, The Cross Movement, Ace Hood, P.O.D., Skillet, KJ-52, Tonex, William McDowell, Canton Jones and many more. Justin regularly performs and ministers on the streets, in churches, schools, clubs, bars, jails, festivals and anywhere else he can. He acknowledges that Jesus alone is his source for eternal life (John 10:28) and he lives to honor Christ in all that he does!