Henry C. Murphy, better known as Zerubbabel is the founder and CEO of Kingdom Focus Music Group (KFMG). KFMG is a Christian entertainment corporation that consists of a television production company, Redeemed Media; a radio broadcast concern known as Z180Radio.com; an independent record label, Henn Diesel Records and a music publishing firm, Henn Diesel Music.
Prior to devoting his life to Jesus Christ, Zerubbabel was a street hustler and pioneer in Savannah, Georgia's rap music scene that went by the moniker Henn Dogg.
“I am no stranger to rap music or the streets. I have been involved in both since I was about twelve years old. In 1999, my passion for the craft and my lawless lifestyle drove me to do a solo album titled, ‘Streets is Wicked.’ This project gave me major street popularity throughout the south. It wasn’t until 2000, when I began to feel the tug of God in my life although I was still running the streets.”
In 2001, Henn Dogg completed another gangster rap album titled “Another Day, Another Grind”. By the grace of God, this album was never released. God had begun moving in his life in ways that were unmistakeable. The Lord was making inward changes to Zerubbabel's life that were being confirmed by external occurrences. Gradually, Zerubbabel began to realize that God was molding him for a greater purpose.
In December of 2003 Zerubbabel became a Christian and retired from creating music.
“I put the pen down and followed hard after God for 5 years. During that time, He built up my character and ultimately made me a stronger artist.”
Zerubbabel began taking Bible classes and meditating daily on God's Word. This time of refinement proved to be crucial to his walk with Christ. Away from the temptations and distractions of selfishness and sin, Zerubbabel was able to hear and embrace God's calling. He eventually began writing and recording again; this time with the intention of sharing the Gospel and bringing souls into God's Kingdom.
“I no longer live to glorify the street life. I pray that everything that I do from this moment forward glorifies the One who made me a new creation. His name is Jesus.”
Now a Husband to his beautiful wife Kaleathia, and a Father to three amazing children; Tika, Brianna, and Henry Murphy III, Zerubbabel's first ministry is his family. He also serves his church faithfully and is actively involved in small group fellowship. His business is flourishing like never before and as the name implies, Zerubbabel, has one singular focus - expanding God's Kingdom.
Taking Breaks| Posted July 05, 2011
I greatly admire artists who can take breaks for the sake of getting to know God better. It is almost like musical fasting. As for his music, great. Not quite like Lecrea though.