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Thomas Rankins Jr.
CEO and Co-Founder
Internationally acclaimed Musician, Minister, and Media expert Thomas Rankins Jr. doesn't just teach excellence, he's an example of it. This world changer and influential trendsetter is not only infecting global audiences with God’s hope, love, and salvation; he's giving back to it with his new company, Life and Legacy Media. Founded and co-owned with his wife, Brandy "BrandyWine" Rankins, this power couple is giving a new meaning to the words "creating and leaving lasting impressions." This committed husband and dedicated father of four amazing young children is truly a renaissance man of tremendous hats.
From guest appearing and featuring his songs twice to over 170 nations on TCT’s No.1 hit show “I’m Just Sayin” and having his videos featured on JCTV’s “Exit 16’; Thomas Rankins Jr (better known to his audiences as musician "Da Answer") has also inspired the film industry; his music is used in the soundtracks for Showtime, BET, and HBO’s short films “Life Poison” and “Speechless.” Da Answer was also a featured guest on TBN’s show “Praise the Lord” and has been in concert with recording artists such as Cross Movement’s “Level 3:16” and “K-Drama.” Da Answer has co-hosted Cleveland’s own “The Prazinest Station in The Nation, Radio 1000” and has been featured on Atlanta’s edifying Gospel broadcast “Crunk 4 Christ,” “Black Squirrel Radio,” “Whoa Radio,” Conversations Live Magazine, and many others. Da Answer was also featured alongside the “King of Comedy” himself, Mr. Steve Harvey, on two episodes of the legendary game show “The Family Feud” and made an additional appearance on "Let's Ask America!"
Thomas is the Co-Founder of the Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Campaign “The Make A Difference Movement;” a campaign dedicated to stop bullying and win back the integrity of children, neighborhoods, and communities worldwide and he is the CEO of Truth Music Records/Ministries. Together with his wife, Thomas believes "a person isn't powerful until they empower someone else." It is this kind of character that won him an award for Cleveland's Finest Dad/Leader 2009 in his Ohio hometown. Empowerment, Excellence, and Expertise is exactly what the Rankins are delivering through Life and Legacy Media.
Brandy "BrandyWine" Rankins
Director and Co-Founder
Internationally acclaimed Author, Speaker, Minister, and Media Expert Brandy "BrandyWine" Rankins is genuine proof that you can overcome the impossible with God! The author of four life-changing books and prominent pacesetter known for injecting audiences with hope, is now changing the face of the media industry with her new company, Life and Legacy Media. Founded and co-owned with her husband Thomas Rankins Jr., this power couple is giving a new meaning to the words "creating and leaving lasting impressions." A devoted wife and loyal mother of four beautiful children, Brandy is the Founder and Director of SpeakLife Ministries; a ministry commissioned to teaching others to become architects of speaking life.
From co-hosting on Cleveland’s own, The Prazinest Station Radio 1000 to streaming live on Atlanta’s edifying Gospel broadcast Crunk 4 Christ, Brandy “BrandyWine” Rankins is becoming widely known as an immovable force for the Kingdom of God! BrandyWine guest appeared twice with host Pastor Dan on TCT’s #1 acclaimed television show “I’m Just Sayin” which broadcasts daily to over 170 nations.
BrandyWine’s products have been featured on major network stations including: BET, LIFETIME, OWN, LMN, TBN and more. She and her family were contestants on the acclaimed game show the “Family Feud,” Oct. 2011. She was featured in the following major newspapers and magazines: (on the cover) Modest Woman Magazine (April 2012), Ebony Magazine (July 2012), the Huffington Post (Sept. 2012), Woman’s Day Magazine (Winter 2012), and Guideposts Magazine (Jan. 2013), HuffLive Radio (Feb 2013) and Black History Spotlight (Dangerous Lee Ent. Feb 2013).
BrandyWine is the Co-Founder of the Anti-Bullying and Anti-Violence Campaign “The Make A Difference Movement;” a campaign dedicated to stop bullying and win back the integrity of children, neighborhoods, and communities worldwide. Together with her husband, BrandyWine believes "a person isn't powerful, until they empower someone else." Empowerment, Excellence, and Expertise is exactly what the Rankins are delivering through Life and Legacy Media.