Since being radically saved out of the secular music industry by the hearing of the gospel in 1999, an overwhelming desire to share the good news of Christ’s gracious offer to “all who are weary” compelled musical couple Derek and Cristina Antunes into raw street evangelism. With guitar in hand and the love of Jesus spilling out into the streets of Sydney, Australia, their “story” of radical transformation from new age, liberal, anti-Christs’ to Born-Again, transformed, lovers of Jesus Christ, has captured the attention of many a youth group who recognize the undeniable capacity for Jesus Christ to seize and transform any and all who would call upon His name.
A natural progression into Worship leading also yielded opportunities to disciple young people in Youth Worship bands, many of whom have gone on to become full adult members for various churches in Sydney, Australia and San Antonio, Texas. Since moving to San Antonio, Texas in 2009, The Antunes have served in various worship teams across San Antonio as needs were revealed in the body of Christ. Their hearts desire to witness the unification of the body of Christ in the intentional worship and glory of Him across San Antonio City, was made possible through this first incarnation of AWW- Area Wide Worship (San Antonio), especially for Jesus Jam Fest 2018, Revival Uprising. Worship leaders and musicians serving in seven different churches locking arms in love and servitude to each other, the body, the lost, and to the Mighty King, Jesus.