Preacher Bishop was born and raised as Christopher Bishop in Baychester Housing, in the northeast section of the Bronx. As a youngster in the group “The Bookworms” with Rich Mo and his cousin Caheim, Bishop got an early start on this road to success performing at many of New York City’s hot spots with some of today’s biggest rappers.
After signing deals with some of the world’s biggest labels (i.e., Motown, Arista), Preacher Bishop and his group mate Rich Mo decided to take their careers into their own hands. After starting a new group called “The OD Fam,” which included Bishop, Tru Knowledge, Rich Mo, and J-Starrs, Preacher Bishop was sure he was back on the road to success, but tragedy struck the group as Bishop lost J-Starrs to natural causes. family responsibilities to his own family became his priority. With a young daughter and a son on the way, and music not paying the bills, Bishop joined the army in order to take care of his children. He not only deployed to Iraq but more importantly, he also survived the projects and a multitude of other adversities.
The Preacher is here to tell his story with the Insane Mixtape Series, “The Streets is My Church,” which portray personal recollections of his childhood in the project.