40 Under Forty: Bra’vis Cave

Name: Bra’vis Cave, Sr.

Age: 33

Title/Company or main life pursuit:  Singer, Songwriter, Worship Leader & Graphic Designer

What is your word and why did you choose it?  #DopeWorship

My purpose is simply to express that no matter what you do in life you MUST always make a decision to be DOPE!

(D)RIVEN – (O)BEDIENT – (P)ASSIONATE – (E)FFECTIVE

What aspirations do you have for yourself in the next 40 years? My aspirations are to be successful in everything that God has created me to do and that my voice will continue to be effective and heard around the world! I want to simply be a beacon of light, for my children, my family, and my community!

Favorite way to give back to the community? My favorite way to give back is by coaching sports in the inner-city of Ocala. I have been coaching both youth and high school football and basketball for over 13 years. I also usie my gift of music to minister and spread the love of Jesus Christ not just in skill but by EXAMPLE as much as I can, to as many people as I can.

What do you love and/or hate about the Ocala area? I love the potential of our City. If we REACH OUT to one another, every nation, every tongue, every generation can come together as ONE; the greatness of our city would be unmeasurable.

I hate we don’t have many attractions or fun places to take our family and kids!

A few albums and movies you’d bring to a deserted island? Umm… I love movies and all types of music! But must haves I would say would have to be William Murphy’s Settle Here, Jonathan McReynolds People, every Kirk Franklin album (from the beginning), old school ’70’s and ’80’s R&B and of course any music I’ve ever DONE . . . LOL. I’m obsessed with documentaries, but my favorite movie of all time would have to be “Big Momma’s House.”

You never leave home without: My phone and my Macbook

If you could tell your 16-year old self one thing: Be cool with being who God has called you to be despite how you feel or what they say. You were created to shift cultures and break barriers — so do it!

Anything else you’re super passionate about that you’d like to tout: I am super passionate about being a husband to my wife Michelle of 15 years and father to my three children Bra’vis Jr. (aka Dooda), Brielle Jalisa, Brooklynn Zamiya, my furbaby (dog) Gracie and ‘last and final” (wink-wink) unborn son due in September. Outside of my passion for worship and music, I love fashion, style and shoes. I am also passionate about sports,  mainly basketball and football. Lastly, I Am ALL THINGS graphic design and branding.

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