As a pastor's kid, he trained and discovered his voice in the church. He grew his confidence and shared in his very first audition that his father is a known worship pastor and as a result, he grew up singing in the church.
When judge Katy Perry, likewise a pastor's kid, asked if his father happened to be Mark Hammond, he confirmed it. She shared that she believed her parents might have “praised the Lord” with the contestants.
Hammond was leading worship at Soul Harvest Worship Center in Modesto, California before he got on the show. He released a six-song Christian EP called Tragedy to Triumph. The tracks featured on the EP include songs titled, “Only Jesus,” “Your Breath,” “Worthy,” “I Will Sing (featuring Lynniah Herron),” “Follow,” and “Forever Reign.”
Watch the performance here below: