Sean and his twin brother Troy were born premature, in Freeport Grand Bahama, Bahamas. The doctors gave them up to die. But, despite the doctors’ grim prognosis, and a priest being called to pronounce the last rites, God had another plan.
The priest decided to pray that God would spare their lives. God answered his prayer and the twins survived! However, due to excessive amounts of oxygen given in Troy’s incubator, he became legally blind. His vision became like that of an out-of-focus camera lens.
Despite this impairment, Troy had a normal upbringing and happy childhood. His mother was determined not to allow his disability to prevent him from functioning as normally as possible.
They were raised in a God-fearing home by their mother.They were required to attend church every time the doors were opened.Since they lived one block away from the local Assembly of God church, there were no excuses for staying home.
Although, Sean was a very shy and reserved little boy, he had a gift to sing.He was confident when he sang and joined the children’s choir at his church. The compliments he received birthed a desire for more recognition.Singing became his way of receiving attention from his peers.
At age seventeen, Sean left the Bahamas to attend college in Brooklyn, N.Y.The previously shy boy, was now self-assured – desiring a career in the entertainment industry.In his third year of college, he began recording a secular album with a local N.Y. Producer, and was on his way to fulfill his dreams!He returned to the Bahamas for rest and relaxation believing that when he returned to NY, he would sign a record contract.However, “…many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”
Troy learned to read by holding books close to his face, and he developed a great memory of what he read. He also developed an acute ear for musical tones and cords. His life was easy-going and quite comfortable, until 1990.
In September 1990, their brother Garfield became gravely ill with a “mysterious” illness. During his sickness, he visited a number of private doctors, but none could properly give a diagnosis, and on September 11, 1990, Garfield died.
The death of their brother was a turning point for both Sean and Troy.Through much prayer and determination they eventually pulled closer together and joined a concerted alliance to form the DoubleEdge ministry.
In describing a part of DoubleEdge’s vision, Sean says, “It is our desire that God would use our music to open doors of opportunity for us to preach and teach His Word. Music is powerful; The World, the Media and the Devil know and understand this. But I believe that the church – in general – falls short in understanding of this area. We are very excited about gift of music that God has given us, and we believe that God will use our music ministry to touch and provoke change in many hearts. For us, this is would be the best and greatest reward.”