Timothy Brindle has been making Christ-centered hip-hop since 2003 through Lamp Mode Recordings, in which he uses lyricism to expound the truth of Jesus in Scripture. His recently released fourth solo album and its corresponding book, The Unfolding, was written to show how the entire Bible is God’s one unfolding plan of redemption in Christ.
Timothy’s upbringing in the city of Pittsburgh immersed him into urban culture. As a non-Christian, Timothy began battle rapping in 1997 during his Junior year of high school. He migrated to Philadelphia in 1999 to pursue a career in underground hip-hop, as well as a lifestyle of wickedness. In God’s sovereign mercy, He rescued Timothy a week before 9/11/2001 from the authority of darkness and transferred him into the Kingdom of His Beloved Son (Col. 1:13). Timothy’s salvation interrupted a secular solo project produced by Josh Wann (Deejay Essence), whom God also brought to saving faith. A few weeks later, he met Shai Linne who disciplined him through the book of Romans and helped him get plugged into a local church. The fruit of Timothy’s new life in Christ resulted in his first album, The Great Awakening (2003), released on Josh Wann’s new Christian Hip-hop label, Lamp Mode Recordings, which also released Killing Sin, The Restoration, and The Collective albums.
Formerly a public school teacher in the School District of Philadelphia and a Social Worker in North Philadelphia, Timothy Brindle sensed the call to the gospel ministry and completed the Masters of Divinity program at Westminster Theological Seminary in May 2016. He is currently in the Ph.D. program in the Old Testament while serving full-time as the Senior Admissions Counselor at Westminster. In their 14 years of marriage, Timothy and his wife Floriana have been blessed with 9 children, including 1 who has gone ahead to glory. The Brindles live in Philadelphia and are members of Crossroads Community Church (PCA) where Timothy serves as a youth pastor.