Chicago-based bilingual Christian artist and Pastor Tino Ojeda recently released “Almighty God/Poderoso Dios,” English and Spanish versions of an epic ballad from his upcoming album.
Talking about the song, Tino shares, “The song reminds us that even when everything is hopeless and dark, and I fall short, God is Almighty, is there, able and willing to help me in my greatest need.”
The Worship Pastor at Emmanuel Bible Church, which is composed of two language communities – English and Spanish – Tino’s music ministry revolves around “the express purpose of uniting culture under the banner of God’s love.”
Tino explains, “I wear a bowtie because there was a bowtie-wearing news reporter in Chicago when I was a boy. My Spanish-speaking grandmother would ask me to translate the news to her (this was before Telemundo), but she only wanted to hear from Fahey Flynn who, in her estimation, was the most honest source. Years later, I realized the importance of integrity, and in this world filled with lies, the world needs to hear from the originator of Truth, Jesus Christ. My music brings a new perspective on God that reminds us He is more extraordinary and loving than we could ever imagine. A collection of songs in English and Spanish born from a bilingual church (Emmanuel Bible Church just outside of Chicago) where both language groups are prominent.”
Along with his music, Tino generates and publishes content via his socials, including ‘VerseArt (VersoArte),’ 15-second visuals sharing God’s word, accompanied by an original score
Produced by David Walker, “Almighty God/Poderoso Dios” features the talents of Tino Ojeda (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano), Daniel Rainwater (guitar), Aaron Keyes (piano), Zach Smith (bass), and Ryan Siders (drums).
“Almighty God/Poderoso Dios” opens on a graceful piano and sparkling acoustic guitar. A sizzling cymbal introduces a thumping rhythm flowing into a gorgeous alt-pop-flavored tune. Tino’s rich, velvety tenor imbues the lyrics with heartfelt textures, at once warm and elevating.
Layers of shimmering, chiming colors intertwine, giving the tune radiant, gleaming hues of scintillating resonance. Unlike most contemporary Christian music, “Almighty God/Poderoso Dios” projects delicious savors of pop surfaces shaded by hints of gospel aromas.
“Almighty God/Poderoso Dios” offers beautiful worship music adorned by luscious harmonic pigments, capped by the affluent vocals of Tino Ojeda.