Born in December 1986 and raised in Hartsville, SC, Arthenius grabbed the mic at the age of six to lead her first song with the youth choir at her church, Household of Faith, known as the “Sunshine Workers.” MOTIVATED by her father, Donald and mother, Vanessa, she continued to use her gift. ENCOURAGED to expand her gift even more by Joretta Jackson, she joined the “Sunshine Girls.” After accepting Christ at a young age, Arthenius began to mature in Christ. She continued to allow God to use her, and she was a light everywhere she stepped foot. She participated in the Hartsville Jr. High band, and years later became a member of the Hartsville High Singers. INSPIRED by her choral director, Dr. James Beaumier to study the gift inside of her, Arthenius wrote her very first song, Praises. MOLDED by her father and choir director, she learned the importance of technicality, Excellency, and precision.
After graduating from Hartsville High School, Arthenius first attended Columbia College in Columbia, SC during the fall of 2005 to study music. During the same time, her parents were birthing Florence Chapter Ministries (FCM). Apparently, God had another plan for Arthenius because the following semester she was enrolled at Francis Marion University (FMU), in Florence, SC. During her years at FMU she was able to apply her motivation, encouragement, inspiration and molding to her studies as well as the Young Gifted and Blessed Choir she directed for three and a half years. Arthenius graduated and received her B.A. in Mass Communication. After graduating from FMU, she attended Actors, Models, Talent for Christ (AMTC) Convention held in Orlando, Florida through the Millew Lewis Models and Talent Agency in Charleston, SC. She competed in three categories: photography, singing, and commercial. She recently received her Master's in Communication Management, December 2012.
Arthenius is a member of FCM’s Praise and Worship Ministry and enjoys ushering in God’s presence each weekend. Her energetic praise, passion, and power are delivered each weekend. “I have so much joy singing with the praise and worship team, and wouldn’t want it any other way.”
“GOD GAVE IT TO ME, SO IT IS MY DUTY TO PRESENT IT BACK TO HIM”---that’s the reason why I sing.
“My greatest joy is performing with my two older brothers. God placed a gift in each one of us, and it’s our duty to present these gifts back to him. Kwanza was born to play the drums. He’s such a strong person which teaches me to keep my head up, no matter what happens. Every beat is a thank you sent up to GOD as praise. Ahmad’s gift for the keys is shown every time a chord is heard. He inspires me more than he knows because of his hard work and determination. He’s the reason why I push myself to become a better musician. Each melody played on the piano is gratitude sent to God. My songs are my testimony, my praise, my worship, and my barrier breaker.As musicians, our mission is to BREAK the BARRIER! Although we may have different barriers, our goal is to come together and tear down every wall with the components of LOVE and MUSIC.
Of course we wouldn’t be where we are without our wonderful parents, Donald and Vanessa Jackson and the help of God.
God Bless, and LET’s ROCK!!"