Greg "Dunamis" Grant, Jamaica

Greg “Dunamis” Grant does not look all of his 27 years. But don’t let his youthful face and unassuming manner fool you – God, by His grace, has anointed Dunamis for ministry and made him effective in the Kingdom. As his hit song “Gangsta Life” outlines, Dunamis did not always “live fi Christ;” though he got saved in his teens, a home without a father and bad company at school drew him into gang behaviour in high school. Despite the loving care and earnest prayer of his mother, Kathleen, Greg moved from school to school as he got into trouble over ganja, girls, guns and gangs. At 19, he tried to let go of the guns and the lifestyle, but found it to be far more difficult than he expected. One day, while following a friend to “go check a girl,” he was pulled into a shootout with the members of a rival gang. They survived, but suddenly Dunamis found himself being threatened by his old friends, even as they greeted him civilly in the street. Endangered, confused, and sick of that life, Greg went back to church. He surrendered his life to the Lord in 2004, and found a freedom he had rarely known.

Trying to live a quiet life, he opened a barber shop and stayed out of his former circuits, not knowing who he might have offended or when a fight might begin. His quiet life included choir practice, but he didn’t much appreciate Reggae Gospel until he went to Recharge that year. Soon enough, he found himself further influenced by Verity, a pair of young men and firm believers who attended his church, and used their talent to DJ for the ministry of Jesus Christ. After choir practice one evening, Verity drew Greg into a free-style DJ session in the churchyard. His first attempt touched his listeners, drew a crowd, and encouraged him to keep trying – and from it, “Gangsta Life” was born. Dunamis was put in contact with Kevin Butler at his recording studio, Bicom, and recorded the song; two other tunes followed in later years.

His big start came when he won a contest which had him performing at Recharge 2007. Since then, Dunamis’ ministry has continued to expand, as God has used him in more and more diverse ways. He has a burden on his heart for youth, so many of his appearances have been at youth concerts, such as with Jamaica Youth for Christ, with Xtreme Impact in their February 2009 School Tour, a youth convention [name] in Trinidad, and various Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF) concerts. He has been all over the Caribbean: besides ministering with Koen Duncan at another concert [name] in Trinidad, he has also performed at Exodus in Barbados, the Wesleyan Holiness National Congress in St Kitts-Nevis, and in Jamaica at Marshall Redwood open-air meetings. Dunamis has been heard on television and radio in the United States, Jamaica and Barbados, being interviewed on RETV, TVJ, 93FM, [radio station], Barbados, and Ventis Radio, Atlanta.

Greg is committed to and thankful for his calling to minister the gospel of Christ, yet determined to live humbly and in dependence on the Lord. He is ever grateful to his mother for her prayerful support of him through the years of violence and distance from God. Dunamis serves at his local church (Church on the Rock) in their men’s ministry.

As his hit song,  describes, Greg “Dunamis” Grant did not always “live fi Christ.” Though he got saved in his teens, a home without a father and bad company at school drew him into trouble with ganja, girls, guns and gangs. Despite Greg’s repeated attempts to leave behind this dangerous lifestyle, he continued to be embroiled in it; that is, until he was pulled into a shootout with a rival gang. He barely survived, but then found his life threatened by his former companions. He had to lie low, trying to live a quiet life, and there, Jesus Christ found him and set him free from his past.

The Lord gave Greg a voice and a talent to share that testimony and to minister, and then gave him opportunities to do so. He won a contest to perform at Recharge 2007, and since then, his area of ministry has continued to grow. Dunamis has performed all over Jamaica: with Xtreme Impact and Jamaica Youth for Christ on their school tours, at various ISCF concerts, and at Marshall Redwood open-air meetings. In Barbados, he has performed at Exodus, a youth convention, and with Koen Duncan; and in St Kitts-Nevis, Dunamis ministered at the Wesleyan Holiness National Congress. He has been heard on television and radio in the United States, Jamaica and Barbados, being interviewed on RETV, TVJ, 93FM, [radio station], Barbados, and Ventis Radio, Atlanta.