Impromptu
Officer takes seat at piano and belts out incredibly soulful voice that’s hard to ignore
Wow. Absolutely incredible.
Ma Fatima Garcia
02.21.22

“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” – Ray Charles

Richmond Police Department police officer Mervin Mayo went viral after he posted his cover of the song entitled ‘The Best Of Me,’ a gospel song from Marvin Sapp.

Before this video went viral, Mayo had been singing and uploading videos online, so he was surprised when his cover reached 98K views.

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Mayo had loved music ever since he was a young kid.

In fact, he started playing the piano when he was just 13 years old. He had found his passion at a young age and started ministering the gospel in events, sports arenas, and churches.

Mayo shared his faith and the gospel using his music.

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Aside from being an active minister of music, Mayo is also a dedicated police officer and school resource officer.

As it turns out, Mayo has been doing this for a long time, so he was in complete shock when one of his videos went viral.

According to the minister of music, he would often record himself performing. This way, he could watch it and see what he could do better.

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“I never expected this outcome… at all,” Mayo said in his interview with WTVR.

For a rehearsal video, Mayo’s performance was already captivating.

You can really feel the emotions of the song.

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YouTube Screenshot /Mervin Mayo

“Basically, it was a rehearsal; I recorded it and decided it’s alright. I’ll post it. Somebody might like it. I might get two likes or something,” Mayo shared.

When you listen to the lyrics, it will definitely touch your heart. It’s for all those who have been through so much and are dealing with self-doubt.

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He saw the best in me

When everyone else around

Could only see the worst in me

I wish I had a witness tonight

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Have you ever felt that no matter what you do or how hard you try, some people only see the worst in you?

Yet, your faith in God will make it better.

Because with Him, you know you’re worth it and he only sees the best in you.

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This song can really touch your heart. It makes everything better, and it can serve as a reminder that we’re loved.

“I know this sounds cliché, but I am music. When I think of music, I am music. Yes, I’m a police officer, but I’m music,” said Mayo in his interview. “When I’m on this piano and singing, nothing else matters.”

Mayo believes that gospel music can heal and do miracles.

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That is the reason why he does what he does. He also said that soon, he wishes to start preaching.

Music can really change our lives. It can uplift us, motivate us, and even bring us closer to Him.

The video went viral last 2020, and today, Mayo is more motivated than ever. He has his own website where he posts his music career updates.

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He also has music albums and continues to upload videos on his YouTube account.

Watch the beautiful cover of Mervin Mayo below, and don’t forget to follow him to get updates.

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By Ma Fatima Garcia
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Ma Fatima Garcia is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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