By Marsha Stevens-Pino
“The mom of latest Christian track" - Excerpt from "The Encyclopedia of latest Christian Music", Sept. 2002
“She is Conservative Christianity’s worst nightmare: a Jesus-loving, Bible-believing, God-fearing lesbian Christian." - Christian Century Magazine
At simply sixteen, Marsha Carter (now Stevens-Pino) shared her newly born-again Christianity with a track that went directly to develop into probably the most widely known, and translated hymns in Christian circles: "For these Tears I Died (Come to the Water)". a few historians have stated it used to be the 1st music to be known as “Contemporary Christian Music.”
Since these modest beginnings, Marsha has endured her trip on this planet of Christian track. She shared her track first as a member of Children of the Day, who're thought of the 1st tune staff within the modern Christian song (CCM) genre.
When she got here out as a lesbian she skilled serious animosity from those that have been conservative Christians, together with the Christian song undefined. The hostility and behaviour through Christians she had ministered to, and with whom she occasionally traveled, didn't deter her Christian spirit. greater than ever, Stevens-Pino passionately pursues her ministry, generating inspirational and edifying songs and appearing generally as a solo artist round the usa to unfold the optimistic Christian observe of affection to all of God's creation, especially to the homosexual and lesbian communities.
Marsha has written and recorded dozens of albums lower than the label of BALM Ministries. The label stood for her dedication of being a Born back Lesbian Musician.
Marsha is unfastened to stick with the trail she has selected and to percentage her uplifting testimony, with no apology. trustworthy to the spirit of her religion and with the whole help of her wife Cindy, Marsha lives overtly, with the Jesus who invited her to return to the Water, such a lot of years ago.
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