Soulfire Revolution, a worship band hailing from Bogota, Colombia are preparing to release their Capitol Christian Music Group debut. The album’s title track (featuring Kim Walker-Smith of Jesus Culture) goes by the same name as their first project, ‘Revival’. Proof that their music and scope of ministry extends beyond just one language, ‘Revival’ is set to release on 13th August in English and Spanish (Aviva.)
Soulfire Revolution primarily serves as a worship band born out of Mision Carismatica Interncional (MCI) in Bogota, a church originated by husband and wife team Cesar and Claudia Castellanos. Currently, MCI averages 70,000 people in attendance on Sunday mornings in Bogota, growing from the group of eight that first began gathering in the Castellanos’ living room nearly 30 years ago.
Cesar and Claudia have always been focused on raising a family who loves and serves God, a primary goal that ultimately would pave the way for Soulfire Revolution. Feeling the call to ministry following a three-day MCI retreat known as “Encounter” just a few years ago, the Castellanos’ daughter Lorena, now the lead singer for Soulfire Revolution, first felt God’s call to ministry.
“I was 12 when I went to my first Encounter, and up until that point, I wasn’t really interested in church. I just went because I was the pastor’s daughter, and my parents were there,” Lorena shares. “But it was during those three days when I truly had an encounter with God. I had the conviction that God could really use me, and I never turned back.”
Now comprised of two married couples, Lorena Castellanos (vocals) and her husband Julian Gamba (bass), and Paola Sanchez (drums) and husband Jose Anthony Catacoli (lead guitar), plus Lorena’s brother-in-law Richard Harding (lead vocals and guitar), Soulfire Revolution was started out of a mutual love of music that points people toward the one true Hope. Continue reading