This past episode of Day & Night Worship we got the chance to interview Messianic recording artist / praise and worship leader from Tampa, Florida, Carlos Perdomo. Carlos is a Messianic musician with a passion for the God of Israel and the Messiah Yeshua, a heart of a servant, and an uncompromising calling to our Movement.
Carlos was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala and was raised Catholic. He actually knew at an early age that he had some Jewish ancestry from a great-grandfather in Germany. However, he didn't think much about it at the time and it would be years before the Lord would light the fire in Carlos' heart that would lead him to the Messianic Movement. As a Believer, Carlos had long been involved in music, recording an album in Spanish and touring Argentina and parts of the United States. It was around 2008 - 2009 while Carlos was working in Tallahassee, Florida when the Lord began to impress on his heart the importance of the roots of His faith, particularly the Shabbat. This led Carlos to research and seek out what God was showing him, which included coming across the song Shalom Jerusalem by Paul Wilbur, which instantaneously awakened something in Carlos' heart, then culminated in his path crossing with a Messianic Jew who invited him to Shoresh David Messianic Synagogue in Tampa, Florida. After one service at Shoresh, Carlos and his family realized they were home and he never looked back since.
On Carlos' first album, Desert Of My Days, is an full of rich Messianic worship in English and Hebrew. There is also a Spanish recording of this album! In his ministry Carlos marries all three languages, making the message of God's Kingdom accessible to many. The songs he featured on the show, King Of All The Earth and Mercy, are excellent displays of the gifting that the Lord has given Carlos: a rich and powerful voice fueled by a heart that is zealous and on fire for God and Yeshua.
One of the most important things we talked about in our interview was the importance of the Messianic musician and worship leader to understand their place as a servant and not a performer. Carlos sees himself as only a servant and that it is the Ruach Hakodesh (The Holy Spirit) that provides the power, Carlos only has to be ready to do his part. This can't be more truer! Even in the ancient days of our forefathers, we see that musicians were appointed to serve in the Tabernacle and the Temple. Appointed, to SERVE. Carlos' message should be an encouragement to all Messianic musicians to remember that it is our job to be ready, and be prepared, and let God's Spirit do the rest!
Want to keep up with Carlos Perdomo? Visit his website! He's working on a new album, Psalms, Prayers, and Songs! Also, you can find him on Facebook.
If you haven't heard the show featuring Carlos, listen to the archived podcast here!
Grace & Shalom,