I am Dalmond Bodden; I arrived on earth November 27th, 1983 to the spectacular island of Jamaica where I spent most of my years (there were a couple of guys…they were up to no good..started making trouble in my neighborhood…k, sorry) before my family migrated to the beautiful Cayman Islands. We settled in Grand Cayman where I would later find a desire and passion for music, using the medium in the preaching of the message of Jesus Christ. I am one of what was four children of a broken family. Married on the 25th of July 2009, now residing in West Bay with the greatest gift the Lord has given me in this life, Nicole Bodden.
I grew up in a Christian home. My parents were what you would call a man and woman of God, they were heavily involved in the goings on at our local church in Jamaica, and that sort of meant going to church regularly as a kid.
My father started working overseas, then my mom…soon me and my brothers and sister were left in the hands of many guardians, some church goers (from Seventh-Day Adventists to Pentecostals) and some no church at all.
Not too long after settling in Grand Cayman my parents split, both from each other and the church. I was in my early teens.
Though being a church kid, I can’t say I had explicitly heard the gospel…bits and pieces, but not explicitly.
The picture of a home in shambles soon became apparent in my choice of friends and lifestyle.
I became a thief and a budding crook who struggled with a hint of depression, had run-ins with the law, and was heading further down hill…but Christ.
What Christ did and had accomplished on the cross was miraculously revealed to me at the altar of the church I used to attend when I was seventeen years old.
On that day the Lord called me to himself replacing my heart of stone that rejected him and gave me a new heart that knew and would love him forever. Without going into too much more about my many shortcomings, I’ll close my testimony with this: my innate pursuits (though I thought them beneficial) were without God and far from God, but God called and made me regenerate, though dead and unloving, living and in love.
I fell in love with music, so much so that this was where I found rest and comfort. I said to myself that what I was doing was for the Lord, that I would use music to preach his message for his people. Instead, that was a big “yes” on the surface, but a resounding “no” in my heart. A time came when it all came to a Pauze… I had nothing. No computer, no music, I had nothing but God, and it was in that moment that I found redirection, clarity and founded Pauze Entertainment.
Now I press forward with like-minded believers preaching the good news of Jesus Christ. What is most important in ministry for me, is the love that I’ve been given for Christ and his people, and I pray that for as long as I have breath, the Lord will continue to use me in his service.
That I might decrease and Christ increase, that I might become evidently more like Christ.
1 Peter 1:14-15
As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct.