About Kyle Bynoe.....
Kyle Bynoe grew up in a small town of Ossining, located just north
of New York. He lived with his family of 4 siblings, a strong, hard
working mother, and a well-meaning stepfather. Unfortunately, Kyle
had a difficult relationship with his stepfather, which sometimes
happens in blended families, and was quite a handful in the behavior
department, being rather wild and rebellious.
When he became too hard to handle, which happened frequently, Kyle
was sent to his grandparents who lived in Tarrytown, New York, who
were the ones who made him go to church, where spiritual seeds were
planted in Kyle's being. Kyle developed a basic awareness of God,
and knew He was there in case of trouble. Kyle's experienced a "true
spiritual awakening and rebirth" after reaching young adulthood,
years away. The Lord had plans for Kyle's life, and knew Kyle's gifts
way before Kyle realized them, and proceeded in preparing Kyle, even
while Kyle was becoming involved with darker ways of life, down a
path away from the Lord's will for his life.
Ossining is also the home town of the Sing Sing penitentiary, a "depressing
monument" to the hopelessness of the dead end life style found
in the street culture of some neighborhoods; a tempting, compelling
force for many young men, including Kyle. Because his family was poor
and times were tough, Kyle quickly developed "a serious work
ethic," and earned his own money, in both legal and illegal ways.
Kyle comments, "I had a serious work ethic. I'd do whatever
I could to make a dollar, legally or illegally. I was a hustler, for
sure. I was a serious party-guy, and I'd supply people with whatever
'enhancements' they had a taste for. I'd do whatever I could to make
As a committed Christian looking back at this aspect of his old life,
Kyle who long ago confessed and repented, is willing to talk about
his involvement in drug dealing, this skeleton in his closet.
Kyle comments, "That's something I am willing to talk about
only in the hope that other people, especially kids, will learn from
my experiences, and not repeat them in their own lives, or get a glorified
picture of that life style. I was not only moving in some very dangerous
company, it was wrong....far worse than just wrong....in the destruction
I was bringing on myself and others, not to mention the affront my
life was to God. But the happy and truly amazing ending to that story---and
the new beginning that followed---is how the Lord protected me throughout
it all, and brought me back to Him. If God can work the kind of transformation
He has in my life, then I know--without any question or doubt--He
can, will and does the same for anyone."
To counteract the dark forces found in the local street culture,
Kyle was blessed with close relationships with 3 uncles, who were
all unique positive forces in Kyle's life, offering strong, positive
male role models, which is how the Lord started Kyle eventually down
the right path which would lead to having a Christian music ministry
for Jesus. Uncle Larry ran a gas station, and offered him legal employment,
pumping gas. His Uncle Albert was a deejay, with a vast musical library
of LPs in his basement, which offered Kyle a musical retreat where
Kyle was influenced by classic soul, R & B and Blues. His Uncle
Lee was a self-taught drummer and keyboardist, and performed professionally
in various bands on weekends, giving Kyle the idea that he could do
Being inspired by the entreprenural success of others in his family,
a teen-aged Kyle saved his money from his drug dealing / pumping gas
job and bought himself a synthesizer, and found that he too had musical
gifts. Not only did he quickly become quite good on his keyboard,
but he discovered that he could write and produce songs. Kyle jumped
into legal entrepreneurship, by developing songs for local groups,
which led to creating his own recording studio and putting together
several performing groups of his own.
After graduating from high school in 1987, Kyle took a straight job
with General Motors in Tarrytown, to support himself as he continued
to develop his musical skills and business savy. In 1988, his professional
life and his personal life experienced major developments. Kyle started
to use the recording studio of established song writer Chip Taylor,
to record some demos of various artists he was mentoring. Chip was
impressed with Kyle's abilities and they formed a song writing and
music production partnership.
During the summer of 1988, Kyle met the love of his life, a talented
singer, Tiffany Williams, a strong vocalist who found success through
the song writing and production demos provided by Kyle and Chip. In
1991, Chip helped Tiffany acquire a renowned artist manager, who was
able to get her a major label recording contract. Kyle was able to
quit his GM job and concentrate on writing and producing music along
with his partner, Chip, for Tiffany's debut album, and other up and
Kyle was noticed by the music industry when Tiffany's single from
her 1993 debut album, "GIVE HIM A LOVE HE CAN FEEL" became a huge R&B
/ hip hop hit, and was offered a song writing contract with EMI.
IN 1993, Kyle and Tiffany also produced their first child, and their
relationship became acceptable in God's eyes about a year later in
marriage, due to their developing relationship with the Lord.
When Tiffany's record label changed hands in the executive department,
they were short-sighted and weren't interested in her great talent.
Though she was offered other contracts, she stepped out in faith and
decided to let the Lord decide when she would record again, and moved
back to her home town in Akron, Ohio, to take up new challenges of
being a wife and mother, and start in earnest to develop her spiritual
life, with the positive consequence of leading to developing the couples'
relationship with the Lord.
Tiffany became an active member of the Akron Harvest House Christian
Center, a move which was in the Lord's plan to draw both of them to
Himself even more. Kyle got his first real taste of being spiritually
fed as he also attended church on the Sundays he was in Akron, listening
to the strong teaching / preaching Pastor Parker, which was the start
of a real spiritual awakening.
In 1995 Tiffany and Kyle became parents once again in the midst of
Kyle's heavy travel schedule. However, Kyle was about to change his
way of life. As a result of Christian influences Kyle experienced
in New York, his personal Bible Study and the strong teaching / preaching
of Rev. Parker, he and Tiffany experienced at their church in Akron,
the Akron Harvest House Christian Center, Kyle began to "develop
a personal understanding and relationship with Christ, which was out
of his reach all through his life." Kyle was changing his focus
Kyle shares the epiphany he had. "I just became so hungry for
the Word of God, that seeking Him was all I wanted to do. It was just
like it exploded within me. None of the material things I had always
valued so highly had ever filled me with the peace I found in the
Lord. I knew God was calling me to something new."
In 1996, Kyle decided to take a total sabbatical from secular music
industry, and moved back to Akron to be with his family, to be a very
present husband and father. He focused on his family, Bible Study,
prayer, his church,and feeding his soul, under the mentorship of Pastor
Parker of the Akron Harvest House, while taking odd jobs to make ends
In 1998, after being moved by the Holy Spirit, he quickly composed
14 Gospel songs from an inspired flow of creativity, which was the
beginning of his music ministry for Christ. He joined the church band,
began to write weekly songs, eventually becoming the church's music
minister in 2000. In 1999, a third little Bynoe popped into the world,
and money was tight once again. So, with the blessing of his pastor,
Kyle also went back to work for EMI, writing secular R& B songs,
with the confidence that the Holy Spirit would guide his steps in
both his musical endeavors; secular and sacred music, which he was
still writing for the church band.
Kyle, careful to balance work with family life, began to compose
songs for such artists as Will Downing and Howard Hewitt, and even
a song for the film, "O" (hip hop reinvention of Othello),
a ballad sung by Tiffany. He continued to compose music for his church
as well. Having song royalty money flowing in once again gave Kyle
the freedom to also compose songs for artists on two independent labels,
which brought him further success, allowing him to finally end his
contract with EMI.
Kyle must have a tremendous amount of creative energy, because on
top of everything else, Kyle also has formed his own production company,
the KGM Music Group, which works with Gospel artists in a wide range
In 2003, Kyle signed a recording contract with Waymaker Records,
and picked the highlights of all the Praise and Worship songs he had
written for his church and recorded an album, KYLE BYNOE AND PRAISE,
with the help of talented musicians and an ensemble of 6 experienced
singers from 6 Cleveland churches, and of course, Tiffany, who once
again is using her musical talent, this time for the Glory of Jesus!
PRAISE Singers: Ni-keland Nickolas, India Robinson, Lamika Gurley,
Samon A. Smith, Tiffany Bynoe, Kendra L. Jackson, Kyle Bynoe.