Tobias Valdez has been involved with various forms of music from a young age. He has dreamed of being on stage in front of crowds since his childhood. In high school, his dream became a reality as he was a featured vocalist for an evening at Falls Creek Baptist Youth Camp in front of 6,000 students and youth workers. During that same week, Tobias also made his way around several other cabins of the camp singing and sharing his testimony of how God had raised him up from brain injuries he suffered as a toddler from a drunk driver's impact on his family's vehicle. It was during that week that Tobias realized that the numbers of people didn't matter. He knew he was made to help bring others into a life of following and worshiping Jesus .
A NEW FOCUS:
In 1996, with a new focus, Tobias began learning the guitar and piano and writing music based on his own life experiences. Now bent on bringing others to know the One he worshiped, Tobias began leading worship for various events and churches. He has led worship for youth camps, singles retreats, college bible studies, corporate worship events, and more. He has also served in various churches as worship pastor, youth pastor, youth intern, and pastor of student ministries.
Tobias has also been a part of three mission trips working with Native Americans, one at Talequah, OK, with the Cherokee Nation and the other two times at Counselor, NM and Montezuma Creek, UT, with the Navajo Nation.
Tobias has had a lifelong dream of recording the songs that are born out of his life experiences to share with others. At long last, that dream is becoming a reality with the release of his first independent CD, Another Day, in February 2009.
Tobias is available to lead worship or present his music as a special service, for all ages and groups. In conjunction with traveling as a worship leader, he does hold a full-time job, so dates of availability are subject to approval. Tobias currently has no set price, but does ask for a "love offering" from your church/group along with the opportunity to sell his CDs at the event(s) he will be participating in. He does ask for your church/group to cover his travel expenses along with food and lodging if he is asked to travel longer distances or stay over night. He will gladly stay with church/group members who are willing to open their home to him and will gladly eat anything the pastors/leaders will also agree to eat.
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WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT TOBIAS VALDEZ:
"Tobias' heart yearns to serve God and his music is God's instrument to bring you to the throne of Grace." - Ricky & Marsha Brewer, College/Career Ministry, FBC, Altus, OK.
"Tobias is both personal and inspirational. His love for Christ is evident through testimonies and music, as he shares from his heart to yours." - Randy Townshend, BCM Director, WOSC, Altus, OK.
"Tobias Valdez has a gift for leading true worship, and a heart that yearns for God. He helped lead our church in the greatest youth revival we've had in years." - Rev. Ben Van Vactor, Pastor, FBC, Granite, OK.
"I can truthfully say that every single time I sat under Tobias as he led praise and worship, I felt God. Not like a chill, or a tingling down my spine, but as a presence that had just entered the room because the leader of worship had proven to God that He was welcome in that place." - Rev. Jason Frazier, Crossroads Church Greenville, TX