Thank You For Your Interest In My Music Mission.
I am currently scheduling a tour in your area and would love to share my music with your congregation. Below is some general information about me and my music mission.
My name is Stephen Bautista. I’m a believer in Christ, a WELS member (Beautiful Savior, Las Vegas), and a singer/songwriter. I travel around the country full-time in an RV with my wife and nine kids to share my Christ-centered music with WELS & ELS 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 our church body…and for good reason. Much of the popular Christian music has tended to be theologically shallow and emotion driven.
My music is thoughtful, insightful, biblically based, and theologically sound. 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. 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 can be used as an effective tool for outreach and edification.
I have 4 CDs available that were professionally produced and recorded in Nashville, TN.
If you haven’t heard my music before, here are some samples.
Types of Events
Worship: Much of my music is well-suited for worship and can easily be blended into a traditional Lutheran worship service (i.e. pre-service music, opening song, responses, offering, in place of some hymns, and/or closing song).
Evening Concert: Let me come and share an evening of Christ-centered music with your congregation and community. Evening concerts are typically more relaxed and casual than worship concerts, providing me an opportunity to engage the audience on a more personal level. Evening concerts are great for community outreach events or a refreshing way to encourage and edify the congregation. They can also be scheduled in conjunction with a potluck or social event. Depending on your needs or preference, an evening concert lasts anywhere from 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
Special Event: When scheduling allows, I can also customize a music event to enhance your church anniversary celebration, outreach effort, neighborhood block party, or other event.
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What I Charge
I do not ask for a set honorarium when I come to your church during my scheduled tour. I will gladly accept a free will offering and would like to be able to offer my CDs for sale.
If you are interested in scheduling a special event that is not part of my scheduled tour, please contact me to discuss options and fees.
What To Expect From Me
- I have my own equipment/sound system and only require an outlet.
- My music is fairly mellow, is appealing to all ages, and has been widely accepted in the churches I have visited.
- I will play my music at a volume level that is comfortable for all ages.
- I will provide customized promotional material, along with some easy-to-implement ideas to help you promote the event.
- My family and I travel with a travel trailer and do not require accommodations.
What To Do Next?
I hope this information helped you make a decision about letting me share my music with your congregation. If you are interested in booking a date or would like more information, please reply to the original email sent to you, or click the link below to use the contact form.