Blessed Hope Chapel is led by worship directors Tony Palacio and Chuck & Dolores Estrada. Before coming on board at Blessed Hope, God had Tony leading worship at various churches throughout Southern California with his brother Dean. Tony, Chuck & Dolores also had the privilege of handling worship duties at their former home churches, Calvary Community Church in Westlake Village, CA and Sonrise Christian Fellowship (now New Hope Christian Fellowship) in Simi Valley, CA.
Tony started his music career in the secular music industry, playing in dance clubs, amusement parks, and the Hollywood night club scene. After becoming a Christian in 1992, he dedicated his God-given musical abilities to serving only the Lord (Deuteronomy 10:20). Since his conversion he has written, produced and performed on several Christian album projects over the years, including two CDs produced right here at Blessed Hope (click on a CD title below to learn more about each CD):
Enter In - Live Worship at Blessed Hope Chapel
In Your Presence - Live Worship at Blessed Hope Chapel
Tony and his brother Dean also formed a band called Emmaus Road, along with Blessed Hope drummer, Robbie Destocki, and released their debut CD, Seven Mile Journey, in August of 2005. Emmaus Road has provided another outlet for Tony to express his love and adoration for the Lord, and serves as an additional ministry beyond his service here at Blessed Hope Chapel.
We are called to worship God in spirit and truth (John 4:24). And Psalm 150 says this:
"1 Praise the LORD. Praise God in His sanctuary; praise Him in His mighty heavens. 2 Praise Him for His acts of power; praise Him for His surpassing greatness. 3 Praise Him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise Him with the harp and lyre, 4 praise Him with tambourine and dancing, praise Him with the strings and flute, 5 praise Him with the clash of cymbals, praise Him with resounding cymbals. 6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD."
This is the heart behind worship here at Blessed Hope Chapel. We worship out of the abundant love and thanks we have for God, our risen Savior, Jesus Christ. Nothing pleases our Father more than when His children bow their hearts before the Redeemer, and sing praises to the Father and to the Son, because he who confesses the Son has the Father also (1 John 2:23).
If you attend Blessed Hope, have a heart for worship, and are gifted with a musical talent, please ask how you can be used by God in the worship ministry here at Blessed Hope. We always have a need for singers, musicians, and tech crew. Please contact either Tony Palacio or Chuck Estrada to discuss your desires further. They would love to hear from you!
God bless you, and worship Him always!