About David Michael Carrilo
Using the Word of God and music, David Michael Carrillo (Ka-Re-Yo) has ministered the Gospel of Jesus Christ internationally bridging the gap between ages and denominations. His message of hope and healing comes from his personal relationship with the Lord that started when he was 6 years old in Sunday school.
Growing up, he faced the challenges of having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,(ADHD), learning disabilities, and being rejected by his peers.
In his 2006 book called "Fearfully &Wonderfully Made" (My Christian Journey with ADHD), David Michael shares about the healing power of the Gospel that delivered him from the fear of people and self doubt that developed as a teenager and young adult.
David Michael's music has gained national and international attention. His song "A Servant's Prayer" is featured in a book by former all-star pitcher Dave Dravecky called "Portraits in Courage"(Zondervan 1998). In April of 1999, David Michael was flown out to Littleton, CO to share his song "Trust in You" for the memorial service of Corey Depooter one of the students who lost their life at Columbine High School.
In 2002, the songs "Fearfully & Wonderfully Made" & "Wounds & Pain" launched off David Michael's ADHD presentation and lecture which took him around the world.
"Crossroads & Turning Points" released in 2012 was a musical groundbreaking recording for David Michael as he teamed with producer Viesturs Knopkens from Saldus, Latvia. Using a wide variety of musical styles, the album reflects David Michael's personal life. The uptempo song, "Caught In The Middle" became an instant hit followed by the prayerful song "Faithful" and his heartfelt song "I m Here For You Now" written for his Latvian children, Kristaps, Liga, and Mark.
In 2018, David Michael teamed up with Christian famed producer Valdis Indrisonoks and recorded Latvia's National Anthem ''Dievs Svēti Latviju'' (God Bless Latvia) in both Latvian and English, along with the songs "Presence of Peace'' and ''Teach Me Your Ways'' in time for Latvia's 100th birthday.
In the late summer of 2020, ''Dievs Svēti Latviju'' & ''Teach Me Your Ways'' was released as music videos with Latvia's National Anthem going viral with over 120k views and growing.
''Deliver Me'' (2022) produced by Gatis Ozols is David Michael's newest release and features the title track "Deliver Me''(A Song for Ukraine) which gained worldwide attention on Spotify with over 12K streams on the first day of release. The music video also made an impact in bringing attention to the crisis in Ukraine.
As a Musicianary, he ministers through preaching and singing throughout Western and Eastern European countries working closely with Spiritual Orphan Network (Sonetwork.org) in Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia,Ukraine and other former Soviet Union nations. David Michael's deep desire is that through the preaching of the Word & music, many will come to new life through Jesus Christ.
When not traveling on tour, David Michael lives and serves as one of the pastors and teachers at St Gregors Education Center in Saldus, Latvia. He also serves at Striki School as a spiritual leader and a teacher's helper.
He also enjoys spending time with his Latvian host family in the rural countryside of Striķi. His Latvian family, Kristaps, Līga, and Markuss have “adopted” him as one of their own, giving him the privilege of being a “dad” to them.
David Michael Carrillo discography
1. In The Quiet Moments (1989-90)
2. A Journey with the Wind (1996)
3. The Moments of my Life (1996) Limited edition collection
4. The Carols of Christmas (1996)
5. We Stand Clean (With Brian Ehline) EP (1997)
6. DMC Live In Concert (1998)
7. Hymns For The Quiet Moments (2000)
8. Fearfully & Wonderfully Made/Wound & Pain-Singles (2002)
9. I Surrender-The Early Years Collection (2003)
10.A Pilgrims Progress (1st edition 2005)
11. Live, from New York (with Ryan Zachariah Noll) (2006)
12. Fearfully & Wonderfully Made (Living with ADHD with Stories & Songs) (2007)
13. For All That You Are (2007)
13.A Pilgrims Progress (The Best of GentleWind Music 1988-2008) (2008)
14. Only By Your Grace (Live in Concert) 2009
15. The Live Concert Collection (2010)
16.For The Love of Latvia (2011)
17.Before Your Throne (2012)
18.Crossroads & Turning Points (2012)
19.The Joy of the Season (2012)
20.Alone with You (2015)
21. Summer Jam (2016)
22.The Best of David Michael Carrillo Vol 1 & 2 (2016)
23. Search Me Oh God (2017)
24.Dievs Svēti Latviju (God Bless Latvia) Ep (2018)
25. Deliver Me (2022)
When The Night is Deep
A Servants Prayer
Trust In You
Caught In The Middle
I'm Here for You Now
Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
Wounds & Pain