Broken Vessel Music (born Mervyn E. Hammond III) was born to Mervyn and Rose Hammond Jr in Junction City Kansas; the eighth child out of nine in a musical family. From an early age he could be found singing with his family in church services, programs, school musicals and community events. While in high school he even received a special commendation from the commanding general at Fort Riley military base for patriotic musical perfomances.
Broken Vessel Music accepted his official call to ministry and preached his first sermon in 2002. In the following years the Holy Spirit would make it clear that pulpit preaching and teaching would be secondary to music ministry. He would continue to hone his writing style, penning original songs that would be utilized in his church's music ministry. In obedience to the Holy Spirit he relocated to St. Charles Missouri in 2005, where he continued writing, and growing in his spiritual maturity and biblical understanding; attending St. Louis Christ College and ministering at many live events. In January 2021 God would call him to join Twin Rivers Church where he is being integrated into the music ministry.
Broken Vessel Music made his official debut as a solo Christian artist in 2014. Since then he has released 2 albums and 4 singles, has participated in multiple events across the country icluding the John P. Kee VIP Independent Artist Showcase and has been blessed to share the stage with artists such as The Peyton Sisters, Seventh Day Slumber, JSon, As We Are, Adelaide, Judah First Band, Point5 and most recently Zeke Locke&Nu Experience, Canton Jones and gospel great Fred Hammond. He appeared on season 3 of Fortune's Live Talent with James Fortune and Isaac Caree. He partnered with St. Louis native Christian Rappers Big Step Ant and Lil Thee Incredible to form the group Quality Gospel. He is also a member of his family's music group Family Affair Music. The diverse group of artists that Broken Vessel Music has ministered with is a reflection of the desire in his heart to see the family of God fellowship together, not hindered by color and denominational lines.
Broken Vessel Music, utilizes a soulful, engaging and thought-provoking writing and musical delivery that both invites believers to worship and challenges the people of God to consider their spiritual walk in ways that they haven't before. His goal is to be able to write Christian and inspirational music in any sub genre that help destroy the segregation and separation that exists within the family of God.