Vocab Malone is an urban apologist.

Along with pursuing a D. Min. at Talbot School of Theology, Vocab holds Master’s Degree from Phoenix Seminary. He is currently a member at First Arabic Baptist Church and served in pastoral ministry for five years. During his time as a pastor, he lead the church’s in-house adult education training program as well as a monthly evangelistic “Bible Questions Table” outreach. He also hosted a weekly radio program Backpack Radio, which focused on apologetics.

In 2002, Vocab went to the Poerty Slam International Nationals. He has recited his pieces in coffee houses and art galleries throughout the U.S. These experiences have enabled him to engage a variety of audiences, from college campuses to local libraries. He’s also used poetry to help support the Arizona Right to Life movement.

VOCAB has ministered in many juvenile penitentiaries and low-income neighborhoods. He could often be found freeestyling on a downtown corner as part of an outreach supported by URBAN ARTISTS UNITED [UAU]. UAU received the award for BEST CHRISTIAN HIP HOP ARTISTS by THE PHOENIX NEW TIMES in 2006.

VOCAB is a former Christian hip hop artist. During his time in music ministry, he recorded five full length albums, released numerous underground tracks, and collaborated with a wide variety of artists. His specialty on stage was getting the crowd involved in a fun way. He was profiled in 2009 as one of Phoenix’s Top Local MC’s by the New Times.

Vocab spends his free time drinking espresso. He loves to read to and geek out at ComiCon.


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