In 2013, his two-and-a-half year old son, Britain, was diagnosed with liver cancer. Within a few short months, Britain went to heaven. “I was heartbroken and full of grief, but it never felt like God was distant or far off. It seemed like He was in the room with me throughout all of it.” Jimi recalls. In the midst of one of the most searing types of loss a person can experience, God was continuing to cultivate the talents He had instilled within Jimi his entire life. It was an unexpected season of inspiration, manifest in songs that would eventually make their way onto the Heaven EP. Jimi was keenly aware of God’s hand upon his heart and the work of beauty He was already crafting from the ashes.
Cravity found a home at Passion City Church in Atlanta. Inspired by their leadership, he served on the production team - hauling gear, cables and equipment – with no mention of his songwriting abilities or artist career. Eventually he began to lead worship there and has since been featured at Passion Conferences, the annual student gatherings led by Louie and Shelley Giglio. In time, he was signed to Capitol Christian Music Group joint venture label sixstepsrecords, joining label mates Crowder, Matt Redman, and Passion.