Devon Skillern was born in Canton, Ohio, on May 15, 1980 to Zelda Skillern. The fourth of six children, Devon was saved at an early age. As a young child Devon took an interest in sports and music. Born to a musical family, Devon started singing as a very young child and he sang in both choirs at Antioch Baptist Church. He played the trumpet for 3 years in the school concert band and then he took an interest in percussion. Devon was given the opportunity to play percussions at the church under then musicans, George Dunwoody and Limmie Snell. When Devon returned from college, he began to play percussion again for the choirs; and he remains faithful to the call even now.
Devon has one child and he is employed by the City of Canton as well as Antioch Baptist Church.