"Enoch plays with finesse and expertise and with humility of a man deeply moved by God."
About Enoch and His Inspirational Music
Born in Chennai, India, Enoch Fernando, a brilliant concert pianist who travels over 250,000 miles each year, has performed in over 4000 concerts worldwide, fashioning a unique "worship experience" with his concerts across America that help the needy of India and the children of the world.
Enoch's concerts are full of musical virtuosity, inspirational spiritual zeal, enjoyable lightness and flair. His music ministry has lifted people bringing encouragement and healing to wounded hearts
Music With A Mission
As he sat in the early hours of the morning, under the flickering light of a kerosene lamp in his tiny home in Chennai, India, he watched his uncle play the great classics on a rundown five and a half octave piano. Little did Enoch Fernando realize that one day he would himself become a great concert performer playing in some of America's great churches and arenas.
Enoch can be found each Sunday seated at a grand piano or keyboard in a church somewhere giving what he calls " A Unique Worship Experience" as he plays a combination of great hymns, worship songs, classical music, contemporary world themes. His piano has no language barriers. His remarkable natural gifts and talent accompanied with rich orchestrations and multimedia video touch the heart and move the soul.
But this remarkable virtuoso doesn't just give a concert: each of his performances has a purpose. He wants to draw people closer to God in worship, and also help support " Christ For India" a great outreach ministry of which Enoch is President.
The Start of a Music Ministry
From an early age, Enoch said he knew that music was going to be his ministry. "As a young child, my mother would send me to accordion lessons that I hated", he confessed. "But that was the thing to do in those days. So I took accordion lessons for a few years."
"When I was 15 years old, I was involved with a rock band. Amazingly, we won the All-India Beat Contest and we had a hit record.
I was fortunate enough to be able to study piano with Lazlo Lack, who was the piano teacher for Richard and Karen Carpenter of The Carpenters."
Pastor Daine Demaree of the Church On The Move in San Diego, California, said, "The evening with Enoch could best be characterized by the word excellence. He is extraordinarily gifted yet skilled in directing praise and worship to the Master. His artistry is truly world-class and is released through a vessel that is unmistakably sensitive to the Holy Spirit's leadership. Without a doubt, Enoch's ministry far exceeded my expectations and will be remembered as one of the very best our church has experienced."