So recently, a lot has changed for my wife and I regarding church life, starting with going to a “new church”. It is actually our home church, Praise Chapel Fresno, but it’s been over a year since we’ve attended and so much has changed. New leaders, new ministries, new faces. I’ve attended the church for more than 10 years, but so much has changed during my time away serving under TDA Church.

I have to be honest; I feel a bit old stepping back into a position I’ve been in for about 9 years (even though I am one of the youngest on the team). Some new faces and younger gifted people have risen to the occasion to worship with the team. On top of that there’s getting used to a new, but familiar, soundcheck and practice schedule. I was spoiled living five minutes from my previous church. Now, it’s a about a 20 minute drive if traffic is light. I used to do this all the time about two years ago; it’s just having to get back in to swing of things. But this is what’s required of me, it’s ministry. It’s what we do.

The difference from two years ago is new leadership on our team and I love it. We are constantly connected and on one page, building and encouraging one another. Something fresh is happening at PC Fresno and I’m pretty fortunate to be a part of it.

We recently lead ”O Come to The Altar” and “Miracles” in our church and we felt a breakthrough, something new. I had the great privilege of leading “Miracles”, and never have I felt so comfortable with my vocals. I’ve learned a lot while I was away and I believe it was for such a time as this and I’m looking forward to what the Lord has prepared for our team. 

At the end of the day, it’s the same church I found the Lord in in 2006, the same 16 year old Adrian (except I’m married to a gorgeous woman and I have gray hair poking out here and there) who listened to Hillsong UNITED’s “United We Stand” to match their guitar tone. Change is good, change is new, especially when He is in control.


Published by: anhonestsound

This is an overflow of creativity, knowledge, and experience. When given a talent, I quickly learned that it is for me to share. My passion is praising Jesus, and worshiping with my peers. My goal is to help upcoming and seasoned musicians reach their full potential. I love music, I love to worship. Here is your opportunity to do this with me. This is a time for me to be practical, to go in depth, to be honest. To make a sound louder than my guitars or amp with my drive to see others succeed. This, is An Honest Sound. -AO

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