Worship Links is a Christian blog site published by Mr. Brad Rhine.
With this site, I hope to provide you with links to great resources about leading worship. My goal is to help you find what you need to become a better worship leader and a better worshipper, and to bring honor to God in doing that.
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My name is Brad.
By day, I do IT work for a suburban school district.
By night, I’m the singer and guitarist in the Juan Catorce Band.
Who is Juan Catorce?
It’s kind of a long story.
In the summer of 2011, Brad was asked to lead worship when a well-known authorcame to speak at Clipper Stadium in Lancaster, PA. He quickly put together a small worship team consisting of himself, his wife Jen on bass, their friend Shawn on drums, and singer/songwriter Matt Wheeler on guitar.
Musically, they clicked.
Several of the local churches sponsoring the event were Spanish speaking congregations, so an interpreter was on hand to translate for the author while he was speaking. When he brought up a passage from John 14, the interpreter said, “Juan Catorce,” which is Spanish for John 14. Brad, who studied Spanish for five years and loves the language, turned to Jen and said, “Juan Catorce would be an awesome name, wouldn’t it?”
Jen probably rolled her eyes.
Brad charged on. “In fact,” he said, “if I ever start another band, it’s going to be called the Juan Catorce Band.”
A few months later, Juan Catorce Band, featuring Brad, Jen, and Shawn, played their first show, leading worship before a martial arts demonstration.
Yes, you read that correctly.
Shortly after that, wanting to expand their sound beyond a three piece band, Brad placed an ad on craigslist in search another guitarist. Alan answered the ad, showed up for a practice, and joined the band immediately. He was a perfect fit.
With all of the pieces in place, Juan Catorce Band returned to the studio as a four piece in the summer of 2013 to record another five songs, resulting in their first complete album: Break Me.
Break Me is scheduled to be released on August 31.
So, now you know the shocking truth. There is no person named Juan Catorce. At least not that we know of.
The Juan Catorce Band is a modern pop band based in Lancaster County, PA.
We do full blown plugged in electric shows and we do small intimate acoustic shows.
We do concerts of original music and we do worship sets.
We do stadiums, churches, and house shows.
We’re pretty flexible.
But here’s how that passage from the Bible starts:
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”