About Me

The story behind the artist known as Mik3y-Savag3 is definitely one everyone can relate to…

Michael Anthony Warren II, was born in Montgomery and raised in the city of Prattville, Alabama. He started getting into music at a very young age, and grew up listening to various musicians such as: Maroon 5, Kirk Franklin, Gorillaz, and Linkin Park. Testify did not have a rough upbringing and was blessed to be raised by both his loving parents, but sympathized with his friends that came from broken homes. Right around the age of 6 he was sexually abused by a close family member which caused him to develop an addiction to porn and a severe anger problem. On top of that he was bullied constantly for not living up to the stereotype that Blacks often face in today’s society. This would also lead to other problems that would follow him all the way to college. He would get into fights and make trouble wherever he happened to be. Yet the young man still continued to attend church on a regular basis and believed that one day all his problems would disappear…

However, following his promotion to the 7th grade his mother had a serious accident and was rushed to the hospital, where she was in a comatose state for almost a week. This only furthered his anger addiction, and caused him to doubt the existence of Jesus and even made him despise the church for a while. The only thing that seemed to keep him from turning to a life of violence was his passion for music, and the thought of losing his family. Through his music he was able to express himself and channel his anger into lyrics. Eventually, his love for music led him to join the Prattville High School Marching Band, where he learned to play the clarinet, the drums, and other various instruments. After a few years of band and making various connections to others, he learned to control his anger and stopped getting angry every time something went wrong in his life.

During his time in High School a couple of his friends invited him to a youth service at Destiny Christian Center. At first he was skeptical about going to church, because of what happen to his mom, his lack of Faith and the reputation he had at school, but he decided to give it a chance and went. That night something inside of him clicked, and he continued to attend youth service so he could get in touch with Christ more, and to figure out why God created him. After talking the with the youth pastor, the other leaders and attending more services, he eventually made a strong connection with Jesus and became more and more excited about spreading the word of Christ to others. One Wednesday is February during a guy’s only sermon, Testify decided to join the unashamed family and gave his life to the Lord, and was baptized at his home church months later. From then on he became the man you see today. A dedicated soldier of God who truly loves Christ and would do ANYTHING to connect people to the man who set his sinful soul free!


 

He used his newly found passion for God and music, to spread the word of Christ in a way that children and teens can understand and apply it to their everyday lives. In June of 2011 his close friend DeAndre introduced him to a producer known as TheoryFormed. He was a full time producer and recording artist, who sought to inspire and teach people through music. The two began to form a friendship, and began working on his debut single. Finally on July 22, 2011, Testify debuted his first single "Fallen From Grace" to iTunes. It told the story of how he fell from God’s grace and how he struggled to change his sinful ways. A few months later he released another song entitled "Give It My All" to iTunes which served as the lead single for his upcoming album. Again the song was a huge success and was even featured in Extreme Rock Magazine. The song featured Hook Starz' front man Marka Bell and his fellow Youth Leader and friend Alex Gorey.

On January 12, 2012 he released his debut studio EP, Retribution, which gave us a look into his journey towards Christ and tells the stories of what most people face at some point in their life. After the release of his highly anticipated album, Mike faced a few hardships. He was rejected by a few recording labels, his friends stopped supporting him, and his drive to minister to kids faded into the background. This put a strain on his relationship with Christ and he began to doubt his purpose in life. Maybe he wasn't called to minister to people through music after all. He then decided to change his musical style and tried to become a Mainstream artist and pursued a life of fame and fortune; however, this "temporary fix" did nothing but cause his fans to split and his writing style to suffer.

After his failed attempt to make it as a superstar, the young artist decided to take a step away from music in order to fix his relationship with Christ. He began praying and listening to the teachings of his pastor, hoping to find his true-self once again. After many months of service to the church and advice from his mentors he was able to fix his relationship with Christ. He realized that he shouldn't use his gift for music to glorify himself, but to glorify the almighty king of kings! So as he picked up the mic once again he decided that it was time for change.


 

He decided to change his name to “Testify” symbolizing a new artist with a better message, and started taking his role as a leader more seriously. Now, as he begins a new chapter in his life, he is sure to face hardships once again. But with the Lord by his side, and his newly recharged faith, he has nothing to fear! Mike was once a lost and misguided soul full of anger and bitterness, now he's an artist with a purpose and a plan to change lives, by connecting kids and teens to God through music and leadership! Soon after his rebranding himself he released his first studio album “Life’s Rejects” which was his most successful selling album, selling over 200 copies in under a week and helped launch his artistry to the forefront!
 

This would lead him to start up two podcast series on YouTube entitled “Testify Talks” and “Testify Reviews…” During each broadcast he answers the many questions that believers and non-believers have when it comes to living out their Faith Jesus. His other podcast is specifically designed to spotlight different Independent Christian artists around the world. By doing this he hopes to connect his viewers to great, uplifting music that will encourage them daily. He is currently 26 years old and already he has accomplished most of his life goals, but looks to the future and what it will bring. And as of 2018 he has since re-shifted his name back to "Mik3y-Savag3" simply saying that "the Testify portion of his life is over and that this is the beginning of something old, but new." This artist may be young, but he will continue to flourish and hone his craft, in the hopes that it will bring people closer to the God, who saved him all those years ago! His story might sound like the typical story of a man’s redemption, but it’s certainly one worth telling...


 

WHERE DO I SERVE?

I currently serve in the youth ministry at Destiny Church in Prattville, Alabama where I serve with other leaders who share a love for encouraging teens and have been for over 8 years now. If I'm not running the lights or handling the sound board, I'm on stage with the worship team, proclaiming the Gospel to the students. If your a teen who's within the River Region area and your looking for a youth group where you can come as you are, without the risk of being judged or condemned, then Destiny Student Ministries is where you need to be. Come see us at 2410 Wall Street, Millbrook, Alabama 36054.

 

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