Wiley was born in 1958 and grew up in Muskogee, Oklahoma. A University of Oklahoma graduate, Wiley began a career as a jazz drummer in 1979 and wrote a song called "Basketball". This tune would later go on to be recorded by mainstream rapper Kurtis Blow and become a #71 hit (in 1985). By 1982, Wiley was performing rap music with Christian lyrics at a time when Run DMC's breakthrough to the mainstream was still a year away. In 1984, Wiley took a job as chaplain at a juvenile detention center.
In 1985, Wiley released Bible Break and saw its title track reach the #14 spot in 1986 on Christian radio. This success would prove fleeting, though, as CCM rap reviewer Jamie Lee Rake referred to later Wiley efforts as "a string of embarrassments". That slap from the CCM world was balanced by a 1988 article in Spin magazine nicknaming the young chaplain the "Grand Master of Rap".
Wiley would later serve as assistant pastor/youth minister at the predominantly-black Crenshaw Christian Center in Los Angeles CA under televangelist Frederick K.C. Price. He then released two more albums for the Star Song label which were better received garnering a #13 hit with "Peace", a duet with Renee Garcia from the 1990 album Rhythm and Poetry and #14 "Attitude" from 1991's Rhapsody. The latter album sought to bring in fans of more traditional gospel by including harmonies from gospel group Witness on the song "Real".
Today Wiley and his wife Pamela serve as pastors of Praise Center Family Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma and Tulsa, Oklahoma.