Ja'von earned a Master of Cosmetology from The Chris Logan Pivot Point Beauty College and Shabazz Barber College in Rock Hill, S.C. He placed and won in several barbering competitions.
After moving to Atlanta he became the drag performer Mother Cavali.
At age 45 he entered a dialogue with Pastor Willis Graham, accepted Christ and was ordained. In January 2011 he was featured on the religious talk show, Atlanta Live.
- "Meet the Ex-Gay, Ex-Drag Queen Pastor". Advocate, Jan 14, 2011. http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/01/14/Meet_the_Exgay_ExDrag_Queen_Pastor.
- "'Former Homosexual' Pastor Ja'von Crockett Appears on Better Days Radio". Living Out Load with Darian, February 17, 2011. http://www.loldarian.blogspot.ca/2011/02/former-homosexual-pastor-javon-crockett.html.