Abraham Osorio, a 26-year-old native of Los Angeles, CA, has been the active worship pastor of Iglesia Cristiana Koinonia, a church that serves the inner city, for 6 years. As the son of the founding Pastor, becoming a musician was inevitable. Growing up in a Christian home, he has seen and experienced first-hand the transforming power of music within the church, and he recalls that some of the most amazing experiences he has had as a believer have been through moments of praise and adoration with worship music. He believes that worship music âhas the power to transform people in ways that we have not fully known.â With influences ranging from The Brilliance, Bon Iver, Coldplay, Leeland to Spanish worship music, the 26-year-old has written and performed over 30 songs. âHa Venido,â one of his most distinguished songs, was featured in Evan Craftâs most recent album. This project has just been nominated for a Dove Award for best Spanish album.
Abraham has been an active touring multi-instrumentalist with multiple artists since 2008. After graduating from high school in 2008, Abraham moved to Bogota, Colombia for 3 months after being offered to play guitar for Freddy Rodriguez, a South American award-winning Christian artist whose junior album âMi Confianza en Tiâ went Gold. This marked the beginning of his performing and recording career. The experience exposed Abraham to the world of performing and allowed him to bring back the discipline and drive of the high caliber musicians he was privileged to work with. From 2001, until Abrahamâs first year of college in 2010- where he began his educational career in music at Azusa Pacific University- he remained a self-taught freelance musician. In 2009, he earned an audio engineering certificate from Pinnacle College, and in 2014, he earned a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Azusa Pacific University.
As a composer and session musician, Abraham was given the opportunity to play drums for Ben and Alex Moore, now known Grammy University contest winners Oliver Riot, Grammy University contest winners, and recorded their hit song âComa Mindâ at Firehouse Studios Pasadena, produced by Mike Clink (Guns nâ Roses, Megadeth). He has also worked with Bear McCreary, renown TV/Film composer for shows like, The Walking Dead, Agents of Shield, Da Vinciâs Demons, and the feature film, 10 Cloverfield Lane to name a few, as a full score & part prep. Abrahamâs most recent project, âTu Amor Vencioâ released in April of 2016, was the first full-length album he produced for his church.
Music is undoubtedly one of Abrahamâs greatest passions. Abraham believes the music he writes is for the edification of the worldwide church and considers it both a privilege and a blessing to be able to do so. He hopes that with his music, people will become inspired to believe and trust in what God has set aside for them.