Eternal Clothing was started by Tommy "Urban D." Kyllonen. He is a Hip-Hop Artist, Author of 3 books, Publisher of S.O.U.LMAG Magazine, a coach and church consultant. But his main job is being the Lead Pastor of Crossover Church in Tampa, Florida (www.crossoverchurch.org). Crossover is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational, multi-class church that has become known as one of America's most innovative churches.
So you can see there are a lot of great things happening... but pain is still a reality for all of us. Tommy's father passed away in January of 2017 from a bad infection. In May of 2017 his mother was put on Hospice as she was battling cancer. Over the summer her health continued to get worse. September 9th, 2017 she also passed away. It was an incredibly tough year to lose both parents and still have to lead. He has an incredible wife, kids, family and church family that helped support, but the biggest thing that is helping him is his "Eternal" perspective. Being a creative... creating something also helps Tommy process the pain.
On November 3rd, 2017 he released a spoken word piece music video "Eternal" dedicated to his parents as it shares his pain, his perspective and his hope. That same day he launched "Eternal Clothing" with the slogan "Live Forever". Tommy was a graffiti artist back in the day and decided to start the clothing line with an original graffiti tag instead of using someone else's font. The signature Eternal logo is intentionally distressed to make it look like a fat marker tagged it right on the shirt. Eternal clothing will be releasing current urban styles from long tees, to distressed hats... and much more coming in the future.
Our hope is that the message behind it all will help encourage you and others to remember that our souls are going to live forever! Tommy misses his parents, but he is confident that he will see them again as they both had a relationship with Christ. We can experience forgiveness, new life and "Eternal life" by putting our faith in the Jesus Christ. We've all messed up and made mistakes (sins) and we can't fix ourselves. God stepped in and sent his only son Jesus down to the earth with a mission to fix our sin problem by being the final sacrifice. He gave his life on a cross... but it doesn't stop there - he resurrected three days later. If we confess our sins and build a relationship with Christ and make him the leader of our lives... we will live forever with him in heaven. If you have questions or need prayer - feel free to hit the contact button at the bottom of our website! We hope to see you in Eternity!