"Enoch plays with finesse and expertise and with humility of a man deeply moved by God."
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
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."