Christian Hip Hop Artist Rafael was born as Bryan Cabrera. He was raised in a single-family home with his mother and younger brother. He was born in Los Angeles, California and later relocated to Dallas Texas. Growing up, Rafael always felt something missing in his heart. Mostly due to his father being absent from his life. It was the foundation of Rafael’s major depression. Rafael felt incomplete and the longing to know his father hunted him. Almost on a daily basis, he could not find peace in his life. Eventually, he started working out at the gym as a coping mechanism. It helped him regain a little peace. However, when he met Pastor Randy Jones he was told that Jesus loves him.
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Pastor Randy encouraged Rafael and informed him that he has a purpose in life. Since then, Rafael’s life changed tremendously. Pastor Randy taught him how to allow God to become the father he never knew. He quoted Psalms 89:26 and stated: “you are my father my God and the rock of my salvation”.
After two years of devoting his life to Christ and discipleship, Raphael felt a higher calling to tell the world of Jesus, who had become his father. He began to have dreams of performing on stage in song. He and Pastor Randy began to collaborate and wrote the single “You Are”. Raphael believes God has given him a divine appointment to speak to the you and the old in song about His love. Raphael no longer had to feel defeated or a victim of depression and is grateful for God’s Love and salvation.
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