Founder/ Youth Advocate  

Jason McKay, better known as Lp (Like Paul), is a rap artist, educator, motivational speaker and journalist. With more than 15 years of experience, working with youth and young adults, Lp has stood by his extreme commitment, to positively impact the next generation. With diversity being a focal point for Lp, he has been able relate to and inspire students, from different cultures, ethnics, and backgrounds.

     Lp is a Miles College Alumnus,  a graduate of the Alabama College of Barber Instruction, has a certificate of completion, from the Faith Chapel School of Leadership and he is a licensed minister.

     As a Stellar Award Nominated artist Lp has been recognized and awarded for numerous accomplishments over the years for both musical talent and community service. Lp has also been honored by multiple organizations and schools, across the country and awarded the Official Seal Of the City of Birmingham, AL by Mayor William Bell.

     Lp currently does volunteer mentoring with students in both, Jefferson County and the Birmingham City Schools Systems. He also worked with children in the Exceptional Education program in the Birmingham City School System.

"My desire is to leave this earth, having utilized all of my gifts and talents, for the sake of making humanity better." , says Lp.

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND AWARDS

  • (2019) Community Top Pick (Jazz Festival)

  • (2018) Completion of Faith Chapel School of Leadership: The Essentials of Leadership 

  • (2018) Host of The Trap Plan Radio Show (EXCELradio)

  • (2017) Host for LIT17/18/19 (an innovative platform to discuss real issues--controversial topics) 

  • (2014) Metro Birmingham Branch NAACP Outstanding Fathers and Men of Distinction Nominee

  • (2014) Recognized and awarded with the “Distinguished Service Award” by Huffman High School in Birmingham, AL

  • (2014) Panelist for the National Youth Day of Action Against Gun Violence, alongside Birmingham Police Chief A.C. Roper

  • (2013) Guest performer and minister for the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement Celebration, “50 Years Forward”

  • (2013-2016) Served as Youth Pastor of Greater Faith Christian Church, Bessemer, AL 

  • (2013) Obtained Minister’s License (Ministers In Action course) Pastor Michael D. Moore of Faith Chapel Christian Center

  • (2013) 18th Annual Gospel Choice Award Nominee

  • (2012) Recognized as "Business of the Month" by the Birmingham African American Chamber of Commerce

  • (2012) Awarded the Official Seal for the City of Birmingham, by Mayor William Bell, Sr. for Outstanding Community Service.

  • (2012) Awarded the "Chief Douglas J. Williams Award" for Excellence in Community Service in Bay St. Louis, MS (Gulf Coast)

  • (2012) Recognized and awarded for Valuable Contributions to Green Acres Middle School in Birmingham, AL.

  • (2011) Recognized and awarded the "Holy Helping Hands Award", by the Just Be REEL Foundation, in Birmingham, AL

  • (2010) Co-Host of the Stellar Awards “Gospel Spotlight” with Lexi of the Word Network

  • (2010) Co-Host of Music Video Show "The Breakthrough"

  • (2009) Performing Artist at en Fuego Tour, Verbena, AL  

  • (2008) Recognized and awarded the "Who's Who Award" by the Birmingham Division of Youth Services

  • (2008) Featured as Front Cover Story in Opulence Magazine

  • (2007) Featured Artist in Billboard Magazine

  • (2007) Recognized for Exceptional Contributions to the students of C. W. Hayes High School, by First Priority Club

  • (2006) Featured in "Birmingham Christian Magazine"

                 

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