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CrossFire Records Lt Blue Small Logo  Joseph Bonaparte Jr. a.k.a. Brother Joe  CrossFire Records Lt Blue Small Logo

My name is Joseph Bonaparte Jr. and this is my Biography, as God gives me utterance.

I was born my first birth on March 31, 1961 in Savannah, Georgia. I was so little, they carried me around on a pillow for six months. They nick named me Skeater, like a mosquito. Funny huh? I was brought up in church school and church (Seventh Day Adventist). I was raised by my grandmother, Lucille, and my aunt Eunice. My father was in prison and my mother lived in New York City. I kind of grew up like a loner, except for my cousin Georgette and Laura, but they were girls and I still loved them like my own sisters. See, I was the only child from my mother and father, and I had no brothers or sisters. So now you know why I felt alone.

Brother Joe  singing in church.

I think I was molested as a child but my memory from so long ago is shaky. I was raised a very strict childhood and I received many beatings. I thought this was the worst thing in the world. Now that I'm older, I thank God for those beatings. I grew up thinking the world owed me a lot of love, since I didn't get any love as a child. I blamed everything bad that happened to me in my life on everyone else, because I couldn't do anything wrong or so I believed. I dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. There I honed my skills of how to drink, smoke marijuana, snort a little cocaine, and smoke cigarettes. I also learned how to be a womanizer. I picked up a lot of bad habits in the Navy. I went AWOL all the time and ended up with a bad conduct discharge.

After the military, I thought life was still owed to me, so I lived it up partying all the time. I had no responsibilities what so ever. When my child was born, I was too selfish to be a father to him. I did try to reconcile with him but in God's timing not mine. I got married in 1987 and separated in 1987. I also began smoking crack in 1987. This is where my life took a turn for the worst. For ten years I was in and out of prison, drug addicted, sexually perverted, and homeless. I had to beg and sleep on the streets. Whatever it took for me to get more crack cocaine, I would do it. I even stole from my mother after seeing her for the first time.

I rededicated my life to the Lord and asked him to help me, because I know that He created me to do specific work for Him. I didn't want to live the way that I was living anymore. God heard my cry and rescued me. I started in a Christian program called Anchor House and discovered that God had called me to the music ministry. I think it was at this time that God took me into the wilderness to shape me and mold me to become what He wanted me to be. I fell down many times since 1997, but God always helped me to get back up again. Now my walk with the Lord is maturing, as I hold on to Him.

He restored my marriage in 2001 and then I met my dear brothers Whisper, Prodigal, and Deacon Giles in 2002. Since that time I have had some storms, but God is still the head of my life. I've never been as free in my life as I am now. So as 2005 rolls on, I encourage you to strengthen your relationship with God on a daily basis. Pray that you and I always live up to the name, Street Christians, Fulfillment, New Praise, in everything we do. God bless you always.

Brother Joes Music from
 "The Quiet Story"
 "Street Christians"


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