R&B Singer KEM shares his ‘testimony’ at Trinity United Church this Sunday

KEM’s 2010 song “Share My Life” is one of those silky ballads that goes down smoother than a caramel latte. Yet, his journey in overcoming addiction and homelessness to become a world-renowned, Grammy-nominated artist was anything but that. 

He’ll share his story when he discusses his new memoir Share My Life: A Journey of Love, Faith and Redemption at Pastor Otis Moss III’s “Book Notes” discussion series at Trinity United Church of Christ Sunday at 2:30 p.m. CT in Chicago. The event will also be streamed.

On Friday, KEM and Pastor Moss joined The Chicago Defender for an exclusive Instagram Live chat where the singer shared why he joined collaborator David Ritz to write the book. 

“This is the exact right time, the exact right season for me to expound on what so many of my fans have heard bits and pieces of over the years,” he said. “And the reason that’s important to me is that I look at what I do as ministry, on the stage and off the stage.”

“I look at my life and the things that I’ve been allowed to overcome as testimonies that should be shared with people.” 

KEM’s Raw and Riveting Story

Book cover of KEM's Share My Life: A Journey of Love, Faith and Redemption


“Share My Life” isn’t some self-help book or typical music industry yarn about making it as an artist. Instead, it’s KEM’s raw, unvarnished truth.

“His story, his experiences, the challenges that he faced and to find himself where he is now, is literally nothing but the grace of God,” said Pastor Moss. 

“For all of those who have experienced trauma, who’ve had some family drama, I would suggest, please read KEM’s book!” Moss added. 

In the end, KEM hopes that anybody who reads “Share My Life” will gain something valuable and life-changing.

“I’ve had healing take place in my life and transformation take place in my life because somebody shared their story with me,” KEM said.

“My hope is that I can do the same with this book.”

Event Info

What: Pastor Moss hosts Grammy-nominated recording artist KEM for the “Book Notes” Book Discussion Series. (KEM will sign books immediately following the event).

When: Sunday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. (CT).

Where: Trinity United Church of Christ, 400 West 95th Street, Chicago, Illinois.

Is the event virtual? Yes. It can be streamed on Trinity United Church of Christ’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

Cost: This event is free and open to the public.

Go here to view The Chicago Defender’s Instagram Live chat with KEM and Pastor Moss.

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