Determined was founded by Patricia Pinkey 21 years ago. She is currently the eldest member of the group. She vocally trained and reared up her daughters, Shirita Ajoku and Chrishanna Stephenson in the admonition of the Lord and her Christian faith, and they are both also members of the group. The fourth member, Anita Ajoku, is also family. She is the daughter-in-law of Ms. Pinkey.
Patricia has been singing for over 30 years, as she began singing with her sisters in the group, The Christianettes. She later dedicated all her time and efforts into her own group, Determined.
This mother of five (5) has weathered some health storms, but through all of them, she stood and continued singing for the Lord. She recently suffered a minor stroke in 2011. The stroke was a minor set back; however, she still counts it all joy and continues to push her daughters and the entire group to keep moving forward. At 53 years old, she knows her days may be numbered, so she instills dedication, commitment, and responsibility in the younger members of the group, such as her daughters and band members. They all know her as mama Pat!