Minister Akins (b. 1990) is a filmmaker and electronic music artist that lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. A native of North Carolina, Akins grew up in an African-American Pentecostal preacher's family. Giving himself the artist name Minister Akins pays homage to his upbringing and his mission to communicate messages through his work. His current artistic expression depends upon video technology, installation and electronic sound production. He has also directed and collaborated with musical artist on a number of music videos.