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 McKeehan 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. Truett tragically passed away in 2019.
He released his first Christmas album, Christmas in Diverse City, on October 4, 2011. Owl City's Adam Young appeared as a guest singer.