At a young age Carlo Sanchez was called by God to minister to the world through his gift of singing, singing solos in church whenever given the chance. Throughout his teens and early twenties he chose a much different path that landed him briefly in jail, only to be used by God to lead worship in the bible studies. It was then that he realized how God could use him to bring others into the presence of God, even when feeling so far from God himself. As always, life goes on as he is now husband to his beautiful and encouraging wife Stefani and father to three, bursting with life and energy children, Raymond (7), Ariana(5) and Zachary(4). He is originally from Redwood City CA and is currently living in Arizona. After moving to Arizona, nearly ten years ago, Carlo was encouraged by his wife to join the worship team of his newly found church family. This is where he again found the meaning behind his true calling, leading worship and allowing others to truly focus on the calling of the Lord's spirit upon them. As a singer and one of the worship leaders at his church he states that, "There is no greater feeling then know that I am doing God's work by doing what I love to do most." Carlo has recently finished recording his debut album, "On My Heart". He chose to call the album “On My Heart”, because it has been on his heart for many years to share God's message through music. He has created this album with the hopes of conveying Christ’s message of hope and love to the world. Although it is not a "worship album", this album has a variety of musical styles which he prays will be used to reach all kinds of people from different walks of life and allow them to worship God in a new way, their own way.
Carlo is also the worship leader for the ministry called Help Overcoming Painful Experiences (H.O.P.E.), leading worship for all their conferences across the nation. H.O.P.E. is a Christ-centered, non-profit organization that both cultivates and promotes the value of spiritual and emotional health from a Biblical perspective. "We help people of all ages overcome emotional pain and experience a life transformation with our care, support, encouragement and the hope in Jesus Christ."
For more information about the H.O.P.E. Conferences and ministry please visit: www.helpovercomingpainfulexperiences.org
A note from Carlo:
“I sing because it is a gift that God has given me that I dare not waste. I sing because I love to. I sing because I have found that it is my favorite way to truly express my love and gratitude to the Lord for everything that he has done for me. I pray that my voice and music allows you to reach a new understanding of how God can be a wondrous part of your life. Be blessed in all that you do.”
"God grant me your breath, so that I may take it in and release from my soul the songs you have placed inside of me. Grant me patience to understand that your will must be done, not mine. Grant me the humility so that I may remember to sing for Your glory, not mine. And grant me Your mercy, so that this undeserving man can be used as a means for those searching for you, to enter into your presence."