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Album: So Help Me God
Description: Rise is a Christian rock ministry from southern California who has toured the United States and Germany, spreading the Good News. Rise has released 3 albums since 2002, with their latest release
Rise came together in October 1999, when 3 very different men united. One, a Police Officer, one, the president and CEO of an interna tional tech company, and one, a sales manager for an industrial materials manufacturer. The only thing these three individuals had in common was that they were embarking on a journey to know Jesus Christ.
Steve, the Sales Manager and family man had not known Jesus Christ during his life, but in one life altering instant, he made a promise, a "deal", with God. This deal would give him new hope and a life he never dreamed possible. Mike, the Police Officer and family man was raised without God. Years of witnessing death, violence and pain on the mean streets of Los Angeles led him down the dark path of questioning the very existence of God. After years of emptiness, a cry out to God with one simple prayer "Show me the way!" led him to Christ, the Church and a new life.
Jorge, the CEO of an international tech company and family man, is a life long Catholic. He learned that Steve was interested in knowing Christ and entering the Church. Jorge committed himself to sponsoring and mentoring Steve throughout his journey. This commitment helped to strengthen his faith and experience the Joy of watching stone-hearted men break down the barriers and receive Christ.
We became involved in the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) in October of 1999, desiring to enter the Catholic Church. This would be the beginning of powerful life changes, the formation of deep friendships and the birth of the Christian Rock Ministry now known as Rise!
In the early part of 2003 our prayer and search for the right 4th member was answered when drummer Mike Partain joined our ministry. Mike was a Protestant who had played drums with a Catholic choir for several years. He has an extensive rock and roll background from the same generation and style as Steve, Mike and Jorge. In 2006, Mike Partain completed his RCIA journey and was welcomed into the Church on Easter Vigil 2006, Praise Jesus!
Rise has recorded and released 3, albums, with all original music. “Through the Son” (2002), “Stand the Line” (2006) and “So Help Me God” (2012). Over the past 12 years, Rise has toured the United States, performing at Church events and festivals, both big and small and in August 2005 was invited to participate and perform during World Youth Day festivities in Germany. This was an incredible experience! Not only did we perform several times, but we also provided daily news reports, a blog and pictures from the event to www.WYDRadio.com.
Rise has always been a not-for-profit endeavor. We have all been Blessed with good careers, so for several years Rise has helped to fund various projects via World Vision Ministries, as well as other deserving Christian charities, with any money earned from CD sales. Rise always performs for free and we try our best to make ourselves available wherever we are called to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Press Release: **FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
May 25, 2012
The Catholic/Christian rock and roll music ministry known as Rise has just released their long awaited third CD, “So Help Me God.”
“So Help Me God” is filled with 11 spirit filled rock songs that are sure to touch the listener’s hearts and spirits. Please contact Rise through their web site at www.RiseFan.com or request information or a CD through Music Submit if you are a radio station, reviewer, author, film maker, television, etc. Contact Rise at:
Mike Beloud- Mike@Risefan.com
PO Box 728
Montrose, CA 91021-0728
“So Help Me God” is available via iTunes, CDBaby and Amazon
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