I never thought in a million years I would be preaching sharing the Good News about Jesus Christ. I was the little girl chasing fame and dreaming of singing on stages all across the world winning Grammys and appearing on the American Music Awards. It wasn’t until the age of 21, as I was sitting on the floor in the bathroom of my friends home, when I had an encounter with God that transformed my heart. Like the disciples who followed Christ, I knew He was calling me to come. I could not deny His presence nor the power I felt and decided my life would completely be His no matter what. Even if I had to go alone, I would go.
I would leave my hometown of Northern California, and move to New York in 1997. After a series of mind blowing events, I ended up singing on a Gospel tour in Germany. I had been telling my mom for 2 years I was going to Europe, but I had no idea how. I can still remember standing on the steps in a gorgeous cathedral after walking around one day and hearing the Lord tell me I was to preach. Like Sarah, I laughed and thought God must be kidding. But He spoke again, and this time it convicted my heart. I was shocked and nervous. Why did God want me?
ABOUT KAI A. PINEDA
When I looked back over my life, He had always wanted me. I told the Lord “Yes” and upon flying back home to the United States, I shared with friends and family what God said and began moving forward.
I was not traditional, conventional, or denominationally driven. I was authentically intentional about knowing God for myself and sharing with others the truth of His Word. This young woman who had no idea what ministry was all about, let God lead, and every step of the way He brought me into places I could only have dreamed of. I grew, went to Bible College, and began working in ministries to help bring people into relationship with Jesus. I have never looked back.
I believe we have the greatest opportunity to see the CHURCH as she was created. If we choose to stop living based on personal preference and follow a Biblical standard, we will see the power of the Word demonstrated in the lives of those who believe, like never before. I desire to help others encounter God, fall in love with Jesus, and live in the power of the Holy Spirit.
I am not religious...I am radical!