Kenneth A Grice
From early on in Kenneth Andre Grice's life, it was evident that he was blessed with musical talents. His parents can recall his first experience with the
piano at age 6. Kenneth began to play songs that he would hear. He would play for many hours and sometime would have to be forced to cut his keyboard off.
The son of a minister, Kenneth says his biggest influence on his life is his mother. Kenneth says, "She gave her life to the Lord and raised me up in holiness. And I
thank the Lord for that!" "I was shielded from lots of things growing up and didn't have many friends after that, but as I look back on it, I thank God!"
At age 13, Kenneth accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and began to live for Him.
In junior high school, Kenneth joined the concert band and began to learn the trumpet. After earning first chair South Carolina district and region honors on that instrument, he was asked to change to the French Horn since no once was playing it at the time. He learned that instrument and earned first chair South Carolina district and region honors on it as well.
Soon after, Kenneth began to play the keyboard, piano, and Hammond Organ in church. He was asked to play at different programs and conventions in the area as well. In High School, Kenneth began to write many songs that the Lord gave him. In addition to the piano, organ, trumpet, and french horn, he also plays the bass guitar. He has never taken a piano lesson in his life.
This year Kenneth was selected by DBS Communications as one of the 30 Black Leaders under 35 in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand area of South Carolina.
Kenneth gives the Lord the praise. He says, "I thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Because without him nothing would be possible. I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. He is awesome. With his help, I am living for him. And he is blessing me exceedingly abundantly above all I could ever ask or think. To God be the Glory!"