Tierra is married to Deborah A. Watkins, Ph.D., and is the father of one son, Cartier. He works in Law Enforcement and has for over 25 years, between Kentucky and Texas. Presently, he serves as one of the associate ministers of Christ's Church for Our Community as well as Worship Leader.
He has led musical groups in Kentucky, Texas, and Minnesota, and has been singing since age. 11. He formerly was a Benson Music Group recording artist with Christian group Straight Company where he traveled around the world singing praises and ministering to the people.
Brother Tee as he is called, graduated from Augsburg University in Minneaplis, MN., with a BA in Communications. He has a passion for youth and has created a program called project Choices which deals with alcohol and drug prevention. He also produced a musical project for children called Edmusication, an early childhood learning tool that has grown quite popular around the country.