Born Kevin Michael McKeehan, he pioneered Christian rap as a member of DC Talk and received a Grammy Award for Alive and Transported, his 2009 album.
He formed the band DC Talk with Michael Tait in 1987 and they later co-wrote "Let's Roll," a song about the September 11, 2001 attacks.
His 2007 album Portable Sounds sold 50,645 copies in its first week, hit #1 on the SoundScan Contemporary Christian Overall chart, and received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album.
He married Amanda Levy in 1994. They raised five children: Truett, born September 4, 1998; twins Moses and Marlee, adopted 2002; Leo, born November 2, 2004; and Judah, born March 24, 2006.
He released his first Christmas album, Christmas in Diverse City, on October 4, 2011. Owl City's