The Bad Boy of Gospel
Ashante P.T. Stokes is an American rhythm and gospel artist, director, writer, producer and performer. He made his directorial debut with 2015 music mini-film, Salvation RMX (2015), at the Gwinnett Center International Film Festival where the film received the Audience Choice Award.Atlanta-born Stokes was selected for the DeKalb County Honors Chorus as a third grader. He began taking violin lessons in middle school and sang in numerous local talent competitions in high school and college.
Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Stokes was a youth chanter at Wheat Street Baptist Church and played the hand bells at Hillside Presbyterian Church. His inaugural live performance as PT The Gospel Spitter was January 25, 2013 at Mark SQuared in Tucker, Georgia. In late 2013, a friend urged him to audition for a small part in an indie film, Burning Bridges. The casting director asked him to audition for a larger supporting role that he won.