Are You A WELS Lutheran Who Loves
Thoughtful, Insightful, Christ-Centered Music?
I’d Love To Share My Music Mission With You.
My name is Stephen Bautista. I’m a believer in Christ, a WELS Lutheran, and a singer/songwriter based out of Las Vegas, Nevada. I travel around the country with my wife and seven kids to share my Christ-centered music with WELS congregations everywhere.
My mission is simple– to enlighten the lost and encourage the found. I believe there are many tools that God has given us for the purpose of spreading the Gospel and for encouraging fellow believers. For me, that tool is music. Music is considered the universal language and, if utilized properly, can break down barriers like no other form of communication. It is my heart’s desire to use my God-given musical talents to tell a lost and hurting world of Christ’s free forgiveness, and also to encourage fellow believers as they continue on their daily walk with Christ.
In the past, contemporary Christian music has been viewed very skeptically by many WELS members…and for good reason. Much of the popular Christian music has tended to be theologically shallow and emotion driven.
If you are the kind of person that enjoys Christian music that is thoughtful, insightful, biblically based, and theologically sound, then I encourage you to listen to my music. The lyrical themes of my songs range from straightforward messages of Law and Gospel, to deep, thought-provoking musings about our unlikely relationship with an almighty God, to light-hearted songs that speak to the many issues Christians encounter on a daily basis.
When asked what my music sounds like, I am often at a loss to fit it into any particular genre, but I often hear the name James Taylor when people describe how my music sounds to them. Of course, that’s something you’ll have to decide for yourself. Either way, it can be very upbeat, but also very mellow and solemn.
All of my music is original, and, while never intended to be a replacement for our beloved hymns, it has been a source of comfort, inspiration, and edification for many who have heard it.
If you haven’t heard my music before, listen to some of my music with the music player at the top of the page.
Read What Some WELS Pastors Say About My Music:
“Stephen Bautista has been gifted by the Lord to put the Word of God and its powerful impact on his life into song in an inspiring and enjoyable way. The combination of Stephen’s genuine faith and his artistic abilities has resulted in fresh, original music which declares God’s praises. Not only are the melodies enjoyable to listen to, but the lyrics are packed with meaning. While Stephen truly is an artist and a poet, neither his music nor the message can be misunderstood. Drawing upon a wealth of knowledge from the Scriptures and personal experience in his walk with Jesus, Stephen directs the listener’s mind and heart to God’s gracious activity on behalf of his people. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the glory of God are front and center in Stephen’s music ministry. We have had Stephen play on a number of occasions in a variety of settings (e.g., in worship, in concert, and at outreach events), and his music has always been well-received. Some have commented that he is their favorite Christian musical artist. Without reservation I can recommend Stephen Bautista to any congregation, regardless of whether they are contemporary or traditional in their worship style.”
Pastor Matt Vogt, Water of Life Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, NV
“Of course Steve’s music comes from the heart of a child of God to the hearts of children of God—that’s expected. But Steve’s music goes farther. It comes from the heart of Christ, setting forth sin and grace, Law and Gospel, with all its comfort and encouragement, as only a Lutheran in love with Jesus’ Word could do. He’s always a welcomed friend in our church!”
Pastor Don Pieper, Green Valley Evangelical Lutheran Church, Henderson, NV
“Steve’s music has a way of connecting with people by connecting them in the most important way – to Christ. He communicates the beautiful truths of God’s Word through his own beautiful music. What a blessing it is to enjoy his talents and ministry!”
Pastor Aaron Strong, Shepherd of The Hills Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, NV
Read What Some WELS Members Say About My Music:
|“Steve’s music is inspiring. Each song is applicable to my own life and often encourages me to take a step back and focus on what is really important. And it’s really fun to hear my 6 and 3 year old girls singing “Flowers are Dancing” together, too.”
Karen B, St Marks Lutheran Church, Green Bay, WI
“His music is timeless. You listen to it at Easter and it works and then you listen at Christmas and it applies. Whenever I listen to his music I feel like he was thinking of me when he wrote it.”
Sherry M, Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Las Vegas, NV
Join Me On My Journey As I Share
My Christ-Centered Music With Others
As WELS Lutherans, we have such a genuine love for the pure Gospel message that has been imparted to us through God’s timeless and unwavering Word. We know that despite the fact that we are all sinners, we have been saved through God’s immeasurable Grace. We also know that this is a message that we can’t keep to ourselves. We are commissioned to share it with the entire world.
My desire is to use my music to share the Gospel with as many people as I can, but I can’t do it alone. I need your help. Here are a few ways you can help support my music mission:
1. Buy One Or More Of My CDs
The proceeds of my CD sales make up a big portion of the funds necessary to continue my music mission. But you won’t just be supporting my music mission, you’ll be getting top quality CDs with music and messages that are sure to comfort, uplift, and inspire. Both of my albums were professionally produced and recorded in Nashville, TN, with some of the best musicians in the world. In fact, all of the studio musicians that played on my albums have also played on many nationally-known artists’ albums.
|Learn More About My CDs Here|
2. Bring Me To Your Church Or Event
Sharing my music in a live setting is the core of my music mission. I would love to come to your church for a worship concert, evening concert, or special event. If you would be interested in having me come to your church, please talk about it with your pastor or congregational leaders, and have them contact me to discuss the options. My family and I will likely be coming through your area at some point, and I would love to share my music with your congregation.
3. Sign Up For My Newsletter
Keep up with all the latest news about my music mission. As a newsletter subscriber you’ll be notified about new blog posts, get sneak peeks of my new music, receive exclusive discounts on my music, and be alerted to new concert dates. I’ll even give you a free download of 3 songs when you subscribe.
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4. Tell Others WELS Lutherans About My Music
Tell other WELS members about my music via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, other social media outlets, email, or….by using that old fashioned method…talking face to face ;-). Invite them to visit this page and website so they too can learn about my music. I’ll be honest, I’m not a “big time” artist with agents, publicists, and marketers at my beck and call. I pretty much have to rely on word-of-mouth and would really appreciate any help you can give.
Thanks for spending some of your valuable time visiting this page and learning more about my music and mission. I pray that once you get to know my music, it will edify your spirit and become a blessing in your daily walk with Christ.