While walking the campus of Arizona State University heading to meet some students to lead a Bible discussion, Trevor Pentecost remembers a “self destructive” time in his life where parties, girls and his band were his main focus in life.
“I really thought I had it going on,” he said. “I used to host huge parties and was the life of the party.”
The now 26–year old ASU graduate looks like someone who has his life together.
Pentecost was born in Mesa, Ariz, into a family of six. He was one of four siblings with an older sister, a younger brother and a twin brother. His mom had moved to Arizona from England where she met his dad who was in the Navy. With his dad being a recording artist and his mom an artist and writer. Pentecost was born into a “very artistic” family. Early childhood was good for Pentecost until he turned 5 when his parents got a divorce.
“It was a very unsetting situation because my mom was living a pretty rough lifestyle,” he said.
The next few years of his life became a rollercoaster. Because of his mom’s lifestyle at 7, he had to endure biker gangs coming over to his house after the bars were closed and wrecking his house. Through this time he and his twin brother became very close and they became “united” in their lives.
“I felt like I lived in a home where no-one was guarding it,” he said.
Pentecost’s mom kidney’s failed and she had to be on dialysis, which she did for approximately six years. Pentecost and his siblings eventually moved out and went to live with their dad. She died when he was 11.
“Last thing I said to mom before she passed away was, I don’t want to talk to you, then three weeks later she was gone,” he said. “I realized at that point that I was pretty wicked.”
In high school Pentecost starting expressing himself and dreamed of influencing many through his music. He said that began to attract the wrong attention and eventually he became dependent on girlfriends. Turning to relationships to fill the void his mother had left behind.