“Talent is God given. Be humble. Fame is man-given. Be grateful. Conceit is self-given. Be careful.” – John Wooden
The Dove-award winning five-man band of Sam, Joe, James, John and Jesse have threaded a long, unbroken line of musical excellence and artistry through the years despite the pressures and uncertainties of the entertainment industry. But like the quote above describes, here is a group of men who truly understand the responsibility that comes with their God-given talents, platform and opportunities.
Since the days of their youth playing in their father’s church worship band, the Katinas have always had a unique way of cutting through the noise and straight to people’s hearts with their music. Having grown up in the islands and raising their own families stateside, their multicultural background has only complemented their effectiveness in cross-cultural outreach. Whether it’s here in the United States or overseas in France, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Australia and many more countries, the Katinas’ ministry has touched countless cities for over 25 years.
The Katinas’ hearts have been moved to promote unity and love specifically among families. With 18 children (and counting) between the five brothers, they understand that Love (being Christ) is the key ingredient to fusing families together, and that our society’s current fragility can only avoid collapse if the family unit, as God intended it, remains protected and intact. With the release of one of their more recent albums, Love Chapter, the mission of the Katinas is to deliver that message of hope, forgiveness and compassion to dads, moms and their children wherever they go.
They have taken this family focus to stages and events across the United States, but they have also put it into action in the Dominican Republic (DR). Along with their wives and kids, the Katinas make annual trips to the DR to minister to children in orphanages and the impoverished in remote villages.