Todd Dulaney was born December 20, 1983 in Maywood, IL. He grew up as a singer and an elite athlete and graduated from Walther Lutheran High School in Melrose Park, IL. In 2001, he was drafted from Wabash Valley Community College in Mt. Carmel, IL, by the New York Mets to pursue a professional baseball career. While refining his athletic skills, Todd realized that there was a higher calling for his life. He accepted an invitation to travel and perform background vocals for gospel artist and Grammy winner Smokie Norful.