Pastor Lenny R. Corthen (Pastor C) aka G.H.E.T.T.O. ‘Ghetto’ stands for ‘God’s, Human, Example, To, The, Oppressed’. Preacha Preacher, Rapper and Soul Winner

“A wretch undone, saved by grace and running this Race to put Satan in his place.”

On October 10, 1975 in Muncie, IN, Georgetta Corthen-Powell and Eric Jefferson welcomed their son, Pastor C aka GHETTO Preacha into the world. Pastor C was raised by his mother, who was a very strong woman, but despite her best efforts was unable to keep her son from becoming involved in the street life of Muncie. He became well known as one walking down the wrong road in life. But one day, by the mercy of God, Eighteen (18) years ago in 1997 Pastor C was redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Since that day, he has had a passion for the youth of the world to know Christ by any means necessary. Pastor C is well known across Indiana and surrounding cities as being a praise and worshipper of God. Pastor C has spread his message of living a full life in Christ on public radio stations, community events, and television local broadcast stations.

Pastor C was called to the ministry to preach eighteen years ago. He is the full time Senior Pastor at Mt. Zion (Zion City Ministries) Baptist Church in Muncie, Indiana. Pastor C returned home to his roots to pastor full time in the previous ministry where he first accepted Christ and became a minister. And he has a street ministry of Gospel Rap. He is very active in the church and is determined to give back to God everything he has been given by using it to help the people of God.

Pastor C attributes a great deal of his success in life to the two men God has placed before him as friends and leaders, his father Eric Jefferson (Muncie) and Elder Douglas Sloss, Pastor of First Baptist Church (East Chicago)

Pastor C music ministry now includes rap albums called. Matthew 28, Unity, Outreach, and is working on a new Compilation album called “Un-Leashed” Pastor C is Founder and CEO of his own Ministry (Corthen Outreach Ministries) as well as his own record label called (Corthen Music Group ENT. Records) (CMG). Pastor C is also affiliated with Tyscot Records (Tyscot Loud by way of Kingdom Way Central Music Group, LLC) He has touched the lives of many youth. Ministering his music and preaching the word of GOD city to city and state to state. Pastor C has a message to send that no matter the age, the problem, or the question, Christ is the answer.

Pastor C is an inspiration to all who know him. He is a hard worker and a family man. He has two children by the name of Gabrielle L. Corthen, and RayLa L. Corthen, he’s been married for fifteen years to Alisa L. Corthen aka. ‘Heaven Sent’. (Who also ministers beside her husband through poetry and gospel rap) He loves the Lord with all his might, and endeavors to continue being a threat to the enemy and a role model for today’s youth, With Christ Love!!!!


IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What city and state are you from?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: Muncie, Indiana

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your music background?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: Christian gospel rap, gospel rap, and R&B.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your songs about?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: Hope, joy, love, Jesus, living life positively, family , salvation, God’s way of living, marriage, purity, deliverance, a better way of thinking about life, and concept changing.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What is your favorite song to perform and why?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: “I’m Still Here,” it is a testimony of going through a whole lot of hard times in life. I made it, protected by Jesus through it all. I’m still married, I’m still in ministry, and I still have my family. It’s about letting the enemy know I’m still here no matter what the odds are, I’m still here.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What has surprised you the most in the pursuit of a career in music?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: What has surprised me is how long it takes to accomplish things in this industry. How difficult it is to get to the platform needed to not just be underground, but to be industry ‘best’. It took 11 years for someone to notice me and my music. Positive rap is not popular unless you hear it first. It rings through the streets underground, but it’s hard cracking the surface in the industry.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: Who are your musical influences?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: I like all music not just certain artists. If I had to express it, it would be these greats like Kirk Franklin, T.I., Prince, Michael Jackson, and Temptations (passion they put into their music). Kirk’s background inspired me because he came from nothing and allowed God to turn nothing into everything. He tells his life journey in his music to express victory to inspire and help someone else. T.I. because of his structure, his family, unity, and prosperity. His life sends a message all alone.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How would you describe your music to people?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: Mind blowing expression that is authentic, powerful, electric, and enlightening. I have a motivating and mind changing movement. My music is hype, exciting, and  spiritual, but at the same time it’s real down to earth. My music is relatable, and most of all transparent.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What makes you stand out from other artists?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: I’m not a rapper; I’m a preacher or a man of God who happens to rap. I don’t sing, look, or operate like others. My style is me. I’m different. I don’t see myself as a rapper, it’s a vehicle to win souls from a dying generation.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What would you like to see changed in today’s music industry?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: Music today sounds the same, everyone conforms to what is trendy, and no one is original. I want to see original artists making a statement, not copycats. I want to make some music to motivate people to do and live positive. To show people that you don’t have to do negative things to be popular or anything.

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are some upcoming projects that you are currently working on?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: Sept 20th Detroit Michigan performance, Oct 10th East Chicago Youth performance, Oct 2nd Muncie performance. I will continue to work on album (Motivation) a mix tap called (God Bangers who used to be Gang Bangers). I will do some collaborations with Dale J. Evans (Indianapolis) Wallace (Indianapolis), Yatti the God Body (Indianapolis), and Davonna Moss (Indianapolis).

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: What are your career goals? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

G.H.E.T.T.O. PREACHA: I want to be a professional recording artist. I want to finish my album by mid-year 2016. I will be touring and promoting the album (Motivation). In 10 years, I will be on every major syndicated show, (BET Awards, Stellar Awards, Red carpet events with family and manager). I want to own my own recording studio. I also want to help others with musical talent, travel the world, and be called one of the greats all in God’s Glory

IAA INDUSTRY NEWS: How can your fans access your music and contact you?


Cdbaby.com (G.H.E.T.T.O. Preacha Matthew 28)

Amazon.com (G.H.E.T.T.O. Preacha Matthew 28)

Reverbnation.com (G.H.E.T.T.O. Preacha)

iTunes (Ghetto Preacha Matthew 28)

Facebook.com (Pastor C)

Twitter.com (@Pastor C/@IM Ghetto Preacha)

Instagram.com (Pastor C is Ghetto Preacha)

Google Plus(Ghetto Preacha)














  1. You are an awesome man of God… I love your spirit and your soul winning attitude. I love the way you work side by side with your beautiful wife winning our youth for CHRIST… I pray many blessings on your entire family….God Bless

  2. Keep on preechin pastor C. Your message is coming threw clear and beautiful…. Rep ya city and our Lord,,, keep my family in your prayers and keep up the good work… Positive man of God

  3. GP was just here with us in Chicago and he blazed the stage. This dude is a beast, must hear, with songs like motivated, storm survivor, favor ain’t fair, and last but not least SLIDE AND STOMP!!!!

  4. A truly awesome man of God, who is a source of inspiration to many.Young men are able to relate to Pastor C, who encourages and helps them.As a person who grew up in Muncie with Lenny and sees how God has changed his life, I am proud of the man he has become.To God be the Glory!

  5. Ghetto Precha, is true…his heart is beating for Christ, his music ministers to those in need, he is a true example of a Christian…..much love

  6. I’ll always be a fan of your music and ministry! My favorite single is “Favor Ain’t Fair”. Keep allowing Go to use you to bless His people! – Jef Payne

  7. I have mad love for you pastor C you live the life you preach about. But most of all you be jamming my brother. #Motivation

  8. Way to go cuz! You are Blessed by God with natural talent! So proud of you using your God given talent to reach our Youth and lost souls in a generation who need men of God as yourself bringing it in a way they can relate! Love you!

  9. He is an awesome man of good with a testimony that is changing our city and the lives of many young people. His light shines bright and he gives hope to the streets that you can change!!!

  10. Pastor C…Ghetto Preacher is an AMAZING man of God who uses his music, living testimony, and God’s word to educate and empower the people. Consistent…Reliable…Supportive…and Willing to be a role model in and out of church makes me look up to his ministry and witness God. Keep going forth and spreading the word Pastor!!


  12. Love this man of God, we love his music and his spirit and his passion for people. He is a living testimony that God can reach what some call “unreachable”. Keep moving forward Pastor C,

  13. I’ve known Lenny since 2000. He has always struck me as a sharp individual. There was something special about him, always looking for the better, always moving forward, always a skip in his step. He was my greatest associate in business. Glad I’ve caught up with him. Even though I’ve only heard a little of his music and preaching, I will say it has meat and truth. It’s very powerful because it is truth, transparent and transforming. My prayers are with you my brother.

  14. Truly honored to have you in my life as friend, brother and awesome Godly man, u for real are etched in my heart and im truly glad and appreciate to see wht God is doing in your life and through you, much love Pastor C

  15. Personally my Favorite Boss Ever I still won’t forget when you put on Michael Wyrick ‘s Cowboy Hat and Boots and danced around the kitchen and dining room

  16. Help this fine man of God reach his goals, he is a wonderful Preacher, Christian Rapper and has so much energy to share with The World! !!

  17. Very inspirational music that everyone can connect too. Very motivating, he is an awesome preacher, teacher, husband, father and friend!!!

  18. YEAH MAN!!..GIVE THAT CHRIST SWAG!!..AINT NO OTHER SWAG!!..check my “SPIT N GOSPEL” album..let’s reach the lost!..cause we found.

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  20. I think its very very good!!!…I only see one problem…I think u should put his marriage first and then say they have to beautiful daughters and name them…u know what I’m saying…marriage then kids… Other then that its perfect!!!!.. God Job Cuz!!!…

  21. Love everything you stand for and what your doing we need more rappers like you main stream. I’m so tired of being forced to listen to trashy lyrics aND music that is not saying nothing

  22. This man of God is so awesome. His passion for bringing souls into the kingdom comes through his music. The world needs to hear the message that God has given him. He is a warrior and the enemy is nervous about what God is doing in life and everyone he comes in contact with.

  23. To my big brother in Christ I love you and the music you rap about lets me knw as a young parent that has a young man growning up in church that you can make and it’s ok to be different. And that you can still enjoy music that he can relate to. Thanks again for being that light of hope for me and my family.

  24. Hi Pastor Lenny, I’m Ann ur neighbor, my son really admire u an would like to be more involved with u an ur church can u let me know ur upcoming events an all ur youth programs…I really do thank u an appreciate what u have done for him…an the community we need more Pastors that’s real like u…thank u..Let God continue to shine in u an ur families life…BE BLESSED

  25. Pastor C .
    as a member to ur church we get to see u preform for God all the time . And I’m not talking acting I’m talking ur rap . U shall be know and when u hit that red carpet for the first time and they ask where u been all this time . U will say God moves in his time and bring to life great things when needed the most. U are an amazing person who works for God and God sees this every waking moment of ur life now . Thanks for ur prayers and thoughts and for the time u have taken to teach me gods ways . I am thankful for u or this women would have given up along time ago on my marriage but u reminded me God will do what we ask for in his time and now I have many answered prayers and my husband is now saved and my to youngest kids are as well . I’m blessed to know u and have u teaching me first hand . I have much love for u . One day one day I’ll be able to say yelp that’s my preacher up there walking that red carpet at bet awards. I know it . I have no question at all about it.

  26. I see you Lenny you keep on doing what your doing because I know your going to get to where u want to be. Be the voice for those who are looking for what you u deliver in your music which is life experiences and realness. I see your ambition and I see all the good in you don’t ever change who you are for no one. I Love all your music??

  27. I grew up with Lenny he’s one of the realest people I know. Wherever we are I always find someone listening to his music people of all ages. I can’t pick a favorite song because they are all amazing. From the time he started rapping as a young kid I knew he would be someone great!

  28. I’ve been to a few of GP’s concerts I even listen to his music on a regular basis, I gotta say he’s definitely the most under rated artist out right now in Indiana but I know that’s all about to change soon. Can’t wait to see what he does next, from the begging everything that he has done has only gotten better and better and I feel this is his time now.

  29. Ahhh I’m so happy to see you doing your thing you are the true meaning of when they say practice makes perfect are go for your goal I remember growing up and you and my brother being in his room rapping making CDs and it finally paid off I’m happy for you cousin keep doing your thing

  30. I’ve been listening to Ghetto Preacha for years now. I’ve had the experience to watch him evolve into a great artist. Been to multiple shows of his and each and every time he performs with so much energy and passion. Much love to the Boy he’s on his way up!

  31. #1 fan of your music I listen to you all the time you are just amazing everyday I see your hard work you put in your music I hope you make it big Lenny

  32. I’m literally at work listening to your song motivation while I’m writing this! Lol I just love your music can’t wait yo hear more new music

  33. U definitely are the hottest star out here I love your music GP you got what it takes to make it big out there we need to hear your music on the radio already they playin too much they need to hurry up and get widdit

  34. Praise God! You can do it.I have Faith in you May God Bless you.And your choices in life.You have helped so many of us with the love and joy from your voice. Keep up the Great work!

  35. I love Ghetto Preacha music. He is truly an inspiration. The younger generation I know is really drawn to him. I can’t wait to see what’s next the Lord has in store for him.

    You and your wife are great together and truly blessed in this dynamic of ministry. Much love Minister Corthen.

  36. This is awesome. I am so proud of you. I know through God you will make it to where you want to be. I pray for blessings and strength in your journey. I know my church I rooting for you. You know how much they love you and your song Slide and Stomp lol. God bless you! You have a great heart. Love your music!

  37. Ghetto preacher is a sound investment. I personally have helped with his music ministry for years. I believe he could be known world wide if given the opportunity and will make you a solid return on your investment

  38. Blessed to see one of my closest friends make something positive out of there life .more young men need people like you in their lives and not just young never to young to stop learning or to receive guidance from older peers. Every time I witness your story I continue to challenge myself to become what I’m design to be and not what I am. All is possible first we have to really become sick of the way we are living and become committed to change. Keep up the good work brother and making things possible. Much love from your brother in Christ Mustafa Sevion

  39. It’s too hard for you, but not for God…JUDGE ME NOT, ONLY GOD KNOWS MY STORY! This is what this pic is saying to me! Everyone has a story abt themselves. This one is BEAUTIFUL!!!

  40. continue this journey that you embrace so well. You are an inspiration to so many aspiring artist. Your music is fun and informative. The world needs more music that’s appealing to the entire family. This is your avenue so travel it to stardom because you are already a celebrity to me…..You Rock!!!!

  41. I’m so very proud of you my friend and my brother. I thank God that you are able to share your gift with the world. I love to life.

  42. This is a great project . I got the chance to tag along as you were creating this project and heard in the early stages of what everyone is enjoying now

  43. So proud to see a well deserved , humbled man be further recognized for his natural God giving talents. Looking forward to see whats next for you. Keep Thriving.

  44. Keep up the great work you are a inspiration to me whether you know it or not! You always have positive and great attitude toward life that’s why you are successful and will continue to be successful not afraid to strive for greatness no matter the outcome!

  45. I’m so proud of you…u are a great inspiration to young people my 8 yr old knows your songs verbatim and even did it for her school talent show….u are reaching the youth and that is what is important…. congrats on being a great motivator and role model!!!!