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via: LA Weekly

You know Montell Jordan. But the “This Is How We Do It” singer has abandoned his familiar topics of women, partying and drinking and is now the worship pastor at a church in Atlanta. He uses his brand of pop-leaning contemporary Christian music to lead the multi-ethnic megachurch.

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Although his fame faded, in 2010 things were looking up for Jordan; he had a comeback album on deck and a reality show pilot. But those projects were shelved. And so, Montell and his family joined Victory World Church in Atlanta. After doing a 21 day fast in July of 2010, Montell recalls, “The Lord spoke to me and said ‘you got to retire, you got to lay that life down.'” A perplexed Montell grappled with the idea of walking away from a R&B career that spanned almost two decades. “So then the battle becomes, how do you lay down the only life you really ever known?”

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Jordan is releasing a second single from Shake Heaven on “You Are,” an attempt to broaden his reach in contemporary Christian music. This is no small feat in a genre where few black artists are able to gain a foothold in that genre.

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