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Love Music? Let’s Talk!

Do you love music? Ready to grow in your music skills?

Let us help you achieve your music goals! We offer guitar, voice, and piano lessons for the young and young at heart. We have been so blessed through music and want to help others on their music journey. Interested in one-on-one sessions online? We can do that too!

From classical to contemporary music, we got you covered.

We have found that the fundamentals of music are crucial and best learned when you have a music teacher or music coach by your side. Steven and I met in college, and both decided to obtain degrees in music. We have traveled many places near and far to sing, but have decided to make San Antonio, Texas our home.

So, let’s talk!

Share with us what your goals in music are and let us help you achieve them! We can also help you with others aspects of music, such as music technology. Steven has helped many ministries and organizations with their music technology needs. Interested in lessons or just need music for your event? Book us today, as our calendar fills up quickly! You can email us directly at faithrendered@gmail.com or message us on Facebook!

What others have to say about Steven and Jessica!

“We have been completely impressed with your lessons for Ethan! And he is loving music even more!! Thanks for sharing your gifts with the youth in our community! Blessings!” ~Irene, mother of Ethan

“Your music was absolutely touching and warmed our souls!!! Thank you for your beautiful gift of music!” ~Sally

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About Jessica

Jessica RendonJessica Rendon began to hear God calling her to music ministry when she was 15 years old. After she began singing with her parish choir, the gift of music became very precious to her spirit. She is blessed to serve God in Music Ministry with her husband, Steven.

After attending New Mexico Junior College and Eastern New Mexico University, she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Music with a minor in History. She has acquired Catechist Level 1 Certification, and teaches CCD at St. Matthew Catholic Church.

Jessica has traveled to perform in New York, Colorado, New Mexico, Vienna, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany, and Austria. Her vocal repertoire includes Classical, Sacred, Opera, Operetta, Traditional, Contemporary, Christian, Jazz, and Soul. Jessica has had the opportunity to sing at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna, Carnegie Hall in New York, the Tobin Center in San Antonio, and the AT&T Center for the Spur’s National Anthem with the San Antonio MasterSingers.

Jessica has been involved with Music Ministry for over ten years, and Young Adult Ministry for four years. She has coordinated and assisted with retreats, dinners, fundraisers, service projects, conferences, and network events for young adults. Working with budding musicians has led her to give private lessons to young children and adults who are interested in learning beginning piano and voice. She provides free lessons, if possible, to those who are especially interested in Catholic music ministry.

Catholic evangelization and music ministry spurred Faith Rendered into existence, and Jessica hopes to share the Catholic faith to all those she encounters through music and ministry. Have a question or comment for Jessica? Click her to send her a message.

About Steven

2016-08-22 21.36.24 (2)Steven Rendon’s passion and enthusiasm for music ministry and serving others was enkindled by his devoted Catholic mother at a very young age. However, his formal ministry would not begin until college when he joined a youth choir, and met a strong Catholic influence. She became a second mom and spiritual director for him. Steven realized that ministry is more of a way of life and a path to help others on their faith journey. He is grateful to share this journey with his wife, Jessica.

In college, Steven received honors in academics and music, such as Academic All-American, the United States Congressional Letter of Recognition for his performance in the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls“, and from the New Mexico State Senate. Through Eastern New Mexico University, Steven was able to put his interest in Music Technology into practice through recording and producing various ensemble performances throughout the United States and Europe.

In his early music career, Steven was the saxophone player for an award-winning Funk Band in Lubbock, Texas. After entering college, he began to take voice lessons and focused on developing his tenor voice. He has had the blessing of working with many gifted vocal instructors and opportunities to perform the roles of “Jimmy ‘Thunder’ Early” in  the Broadway musical “Dreamgirls” and “Poo-Bah” in Gilbert and Sullivan’s operetta “The Mikado“.

Steven currently works as a Project Manager for OMG home renovation company in San Antonio, Texas. Also working at the parish level, Steven is able to encounter opportunities to serve the community in many different ways. He is grateful to be the Young Adult Ensemble Director for St. Matthew, which is an auditioned group of musicians who provide sacred and contemporary music for Mass, praise and worship nights, retreats, and other Eucharistic centered events. Having over fifteen years of experience as a Liturgical Ensemble Director, he has launched a mission to produce quality music and musicians within the Catholic Church.

Finding joy in all aspects of Pastoral Music Ministry, Steven answers the call to various parish needs from setting up new sound systems to coordinating Holy Hours for the faithful. He is blessed to be a Sacristan, a Eucharistic Minister and has achieved Level 1 Catechist Certification. Steven seeks to expand his music ministry to serve God by reaching more people and helping them develop their talents and establishing a network to encourage others to do the same. Have a question or comment for Steven? Click here to leave him a message.

Join our Music Team

Collaborating with other talented musicians to bring glory to God is one of the greatest joys of what we do.

One of the first ways that we began ministering to Catholic musicians is when we felt called to have a day retreat specifically for musicians. This day retreat consisted of ways to connect with each other in fellowship, give tips on sight reading and other helpful information, spiritual inspiration, and challenges to continue the journey.

This day retreat most importantly included one on one time for voice and instrumental coaching. Just as disciples of Christ, we need to seek spiritual direction; we must also seek guidance as musicians. Most legendary musicians had people that they trusted to share ideas with and receive feedback in regards to music selection and technique.

As musicians, we have experienced the benefits of working with great instrumental and vocal coaches and teachers. We hope to share what we have learned with those that may not have this opportunity. We pray that we can help increase quality music within the Catholic Church that directs people towards uniting their mind and body with Christ. Over the years, we have provided instruments at no cost to dozens of young or old people who express an interest and show their dedication to Catholic music ministry.

Music is inspiring if it is done well and for the right reasons, especially in the Catholic Church. We graciously praise God for calling us to be music ministers and allowing us to help others do the same. We pray for all musicians who seek to serve God and invite you to follow us as we do all that we can to share knowledge and inspiration to Catholic musicians.

Are you a musician who wants to join us and our mission in sharing our talents with others. We invite you to contact us to schedule an audition session. Let us pray for one another as we continue this calling and always strive to be better first as disciples of Christ and then as musicians. May God be with you at all times and we ask Our Lady of Grace to place her mantle of protection around you on your journey.

How it all began..

429042_348390501846798_293917538_n (2)About 14 years ago, it was time for Steven and I to begin college in a small town in New Mexico. We did not know each other, but that would soon change when we both began performing with the music department(I was originally going to be a media technology major, but changed to a music degree). Shortly after that, Steven asked me to sing a duet with him, which turned out to be from a Disney movie that we both cherished. Beauty & the Beast 🙂 “Tale as old as time” was the song that Steven asked me to sing with him simply because it was one of his favorites. We did not end up singing that song, though, and yet we have not stopped singing together since that time.

Join me for Mass?

Steven asked me to sing at his parish after I told him that I was Catholic. I was still living with my parents in my hometown about thirty minutes from there, and it was nice to visit a new parish. At the time, I was not really interested in making Mass a priority, and did not realize until many years later how much of a blessing it was for him to invite me to sing with him.

Coming and Going

After that, we joined forces to continue music ministry together. We dated. He moved. He came back. I moved. I came back. He moved again. Over a period of 4 years, we remained best friends through it all. And when we were in the same location, we always made music together. Around 2009, we decided to go back to college, and I began a degree in History seeking to be a teacher. For the second time, I strongly felt called to change to a music degree. You would think I would have learned the first time hahaha…

The Texas Hill Country Awaits

When I decided to move to San Antonio, we decided to get married! After 8 years, we realized we were simply at home with one another. After getting married and settled in San Antonio, many unexpected things happened. We can talk more about that on another post.

Missionaries in Music

Now, we have been married almost 5 years, and are so grateful that we get to make music and glorify God together. We are excited to share our music ministry with more people, help people grow in their music skills, and understand what it means to be a music ministry leader in the Catholic Church today. Join us on our journey, and stay tuned for our upcoming album! Leave us a message and introduce yourself. We will be uploading more Youtube videos to our Faith Rendered channel, and adding blog posts weekly.

Striving to serve God by serving others, Steven & Jessica Rendon

Arise, be strong, and do it. -Ezra 10:4