Kevin Downswell

Son of Westmoreland, in Western Jamaica, Kevin Dwayne Downswell was born on July 24, 1981. Like many other evangelists, he had a story; a unique story that takes his journey across four parishes on the small island. 

He grew up in a town called Smithfield and attended Unity and Ferris primary schools in Savanna-la-mar, before moving to Hellshire Park in St. Catherine where he attended the Port Henderson Primary School. Amidst the many challenges he faced as a child, especially financially, he was always at the top of his class in school. 

A well- mannered young lad, Kevin would walk diligently for two miles to school each day and 2 miles back to a community with no electricity. This did not phase him, as he would crouch under the faint light of a kerosene oil lamp to ensure that his home work was complete and to be ready for exams. He spent a short time with his father Patrick, but most of his childhood was with his mother Miriam. They both did what they could to provide a solid foundation for him. 

While trying to transition into adolescent years, he attended the Melrose Primary and Junior High. As excellent at student he was, because of financial constraints, Kevin wasn't able to sit the Common Entrance Exam to enter high school, so he had to move to the next grade and patiently wait for better days. 

Better days did arrive as he received the chance to sit the technical entrance exam and passed for Jose Marti Technical in 1993. He later graduated from Jose Marti with 6 CXC's and went on to do Upper Sixth Form at Camperdown High School in Kingston. 

Kevin’s gift of music did not surface until he was about 13 years old, when family members and friends over-heard him singing on his downtime. Some were amazed and were not aware of how great his vocals were. Kevin would sing in church, school and small functions, but it wasn’t until 2003 that he emerged as a rising gospel artiste when he entered and won the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission’s (JCDC) Gospel Song Competition. His journey in ministry was now fully activated. 

His third studio album entitled All The Way was released in June 2016 in Kingston, Jamaica and promoted through a six-parish tour, which attracted thousands of patrons. Plans are being put in place to for tours across the US, Canada, The UK, Europe, Africa and the Caribbean for 2017. The album features hit songs such as “Goodbye World”, All the Way and the Meaning of Life. 

From the most recent album “All the Way” he released his first official music video for that project: GoodBye world; this was released in May 2017. It has been attracting great feedback and the song is definitely one to watch. 

In July 2017, Kevin Downswell Ministries embarked on a major give back campaign under the theme, “Realignment Chapter 1”. This project entailed giving back to two (2) of children homes – a girls home in the parish of St. Mary and a boys home in the parish of St. Elizabeth. Clothing, food and monetary items were provided. In addition to this, Kevin Downswell Ministries has embarked on a “big brother” program for both homes. During the Realignment Chapter 1 initiative, two (2) major gospel concerts were hosted in the parishes where the homes are located. The concert series then culminated in a Live Recording in the nation’s capital -Kingston. This event saw a huge attendance with patrons lifting their praises to the Lord. The product from this Live Recording is an upcoming album to be released December 2017.