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Phillip Reed

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Mission: To live life with integrity and to make a positive and constructive difference in the life of others.

Phillip Reed, a.k.a. Mage1X, a.k.a. Crooked Pastor, is an Artist, Author, Credit Specialist, Producer, Rapper, Songwriter and Public Speaker.

When he is not assisting people with acquiring the knowledge and skills to build a thriving finacial future, he makes maps for table top role playing games, draws portraits and comic-cartoon style drawings, as well as, makes acrylic paintings, and crochet clothing and toys. In music he makes many different styles of music, but he mainly focuses on Rap and R&B. All of the things that he does he calls his Art, or Craft.

While many say that he is great at what he does, a master of his Craft, he knows he has much room for improvement. He still feels like a beginner, and is always on the look out for ways to improve upon his Craft.

He is a work in progress. Daily he takes baby steps to improve emotionally, mentally, physically, spiritually, and financially.

He is thankful for his supporters who make it possible for him to focus on his craft without being a starving artist.

Phillip Reed

Artist, Producer, Public Speaker, Writer

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  • Phone: (951) 455-1352
  • Location: Moreno Valley, California



San Bernardino Valley College

1999 – 2000

San Bernardino, California

Art/Art Studies, General

Source of Light Schools

2000 - 2006

Madison, Georgia

Bible/Biblical Studies

The Voice of Prophecy


Loveland, Colorado

Bible/Biblical Studies

Evangelism Explosion International

2005 - 2006



Universal Life Church


Sacramento, California

Divinity, Metaphysics

Long Ridge Writers Group


West Redding, Connecticut

English, Creative Writing

Lamar University


Beaumont, Texas

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications

Credit Repair Cloud


Moreno Valley, California

CRC Software Certification/Basic Disputing/Credit Hero Challenge

Professional Experience


Feb 1998 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As an artist I draw, paint, bead and crochet as a form of self expression.


Apr 1998 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As a Songwriter I write songs of many different genre, yet mainly write Hip Hop/Rap and R&B songs.


Jun 1998 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • My team and I make body oils and hand dipped incense. We distribute them at bargain prices.


Feb 2003 – March 2011

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As an instructor for the Federal Bureau of Prisons I taught Acrylic Painting, Calligraphy, Cartooning, Crochet, Story Creation & Application, Weight Management and Yoga.


Feb 2005 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As a Minister I provide spiritual counseling, mentorship, community outreach and evangelism.

Freelance Writer

Feb 2012 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As a freelancer I write fiction and nonfiction stories.


Jun 2017 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As an Animator for IMPERIUM MARKETING GROUP, I make whiteboard, 2D & 3D animation videos to advertise a client's goods and services.


Feb 2018 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As a Producer I supervise the making of musical recordings, especially by determining the overall sound. I am also responsible for the financial and managerial aspects of making movies or broadcasts.

Credit Specialist

Oct 2021 – Present

Location Moreno Valley, California

  • As a Credit Specialist for FICO Fight Club, I assist my clients with acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to take charge of their financial future. Part of this work entails assisting people with correcting or removing inaccurate, erroneous, unfair or obsolete information from their credit reports.