Love Christ - Live Christ - Proclaim Christ
John is a 6 time Unity Award winning Catholic recording artist. His faith was ignited through the life of Pope St. John Paul II. He began his Christian music ministry in 1991 and has been involved in retreats, concerts and liturgical music ever since.
He has been awarded Catholic Artist of the Year; Catholic Song Writer of the Year; Catholic Song of the Year; Sacramental Song/Album of the Year and Country Song of the year and two international awards from Spain and Guatemala.
He has traveled extensively as a music missionary throughout the West Indies and Grenadine Islands as well as Guatemala with the ecumenical missionary team, Franciscan and Friends, led by Dennis Grady of Canada. The missions were designated to evangelize Christ through musical concerts, raising money for churches, schools and helping the poor.
John has spent a combined 20 years as Director of Music; Music Coordinator; Choir Director and Music School Director/Teacher for various churches and schools in both the Sacramento and Monterey Diocese of California. He worked in the Monterey Diocese as the Music Director at both St. Josephs in Capitola and the Shrine of St. Joseph Guardian of the Redeemer/Santa Cruz, Music Teacher-Leader for the Mass at Good Shepherd Catholic School, Liturgical Musician at Christ Child Catholic Church. prior to Covid 19.
He is currently a cantor and guitarist at two churches in the Santa Cruz County. On Saturdays you will find him at St. Josephs in Capitola providing music ministry at the 4:00pm Mass. On Sundays, join him at Our Lady Help of Christians in Watsonville at both the 8:00am and 11:00am Masses.
Prior to John's work with the church he worked in Law Enforcement. During his 24 year career he was employed as a Deputy Sheriff; Probation Officer (Adult and Juvenile) and Pre-trial Investigator. He also spent years working as a Counselor in the Juvenile Halls of Santa Clara County. He spent several years working as a Director of Social Services and Mental Health Specialist as well.
To date, John has released 6 CD's. He is currently working on two albums, a Christmas album and contemporary Christian Album. His music can be heard and purchased through Amazon, CD Baby, You Tube and here on this website.
If you wish to share time with John through a retreat or concert, contact him! 831-228-1187
For the last 28 years...I have been involved in music ministry. I have been inspired by the work of Mother Teresa, who spent her life feeding the hungry, clothing the poor and sheltering the homeless. Where our work begins is within the body of Christ. I hear the call to feed the spiritually poor who are struggling with their faith, as well as inspiring all God's people to seek a personal and life giving relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
I hope the message within the music helps others to reach out for Christ's love and His transforming grace.
"I will praise God's name in song and glorify Him with thanksgiving".
As an artist, I believe we all have the ability to create. Sometimes our art turns into enormous contributions for mankind. Sometimes they are hidden and reserved for a select few. Often our joys and sorrows become the pallet of our messages to the world. Since we are all unique, created in the likeness and image of God, we all have something to offer.
For my part, I began working with the mentally ill. That led to working in the jails. The result was a 24 year career in the field of probation and law enforcement. I spent brief periods working with the sick and dying in hospitals as well as the mentally challenged and severely handicapped. You might say that I have seen things that most people don't want to see. I have been where most people don't want to go.Finally after all these years I have taken all of my feelings and emotions and directed them into one powerful message. I am communicating to the world a testimony of my beliefs. I am witnessing to the love of Christ, as Healer and Savior. After all...I have seen Him in action.
"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life". John 3:16
I believe that I have been called to stand in the path of the young and old, the lost and the broken, those who wander in the world, looking for love and acceptance and bring the love of Christ to them.
My hope is that the message in my music will inspire you to see God and the infinite love He has for you. It will remind you that we are not alone in our joys and sorrows. It will give you the courage to reconnect to all people believing in the goodness that God has given us to share with each other through Jesus Christ. Finally I will share my joy from knowing and following Him. I thank Him for giving me the opportunity to love, live and proclaim Him. I also thank the Lord for my wife, Sherry who has stood beside me since our ministry began.
God Bless You...... John Grassadonia