May 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Gospel reggae” pioneers around the world. Our members are musicianaries, reaching the lost at any cost, and make disciples of all nations! We share the Gospel through FREE concerts and humanitarian efforts to approximately 30 countries per year! In 1989, Mark Mohr (age 17) encountered God and was released from a deep drug past that led him to start the first Gospel reggae band in the hopes of helping people escape the same bondage he overcame through Christ. A friend said to teenage Mark, “So you’re not a Rastafarian; you’re a Christafarian” and the name stuck.In Biblical Greek, Christafari means a group of people who bear Christ’s name. Along with his musical endeavors and accomplishments, Mohr became an ordained minister in theological school. Christafari’s first major tour was Mohr’s greatest dream – the Reggae Sunsplash Tour of ‘95 reaching 46 cities in just 53 days! Over the past 30 years, Christafari has performed in 80 nations, two Olympic Games, a Presidential Inaugural Ball, and in DC during ‘96 “Washington For Jesus!” before 500,000! In 1999, after ‘93 Soul Fire/‘94 Valley of Decision with Gotee Records, Mohr founded his own company, Lion of Zion Entertainment and GospelReggae.com They now have 28 albums, were the first Gospel artist to hit #1 in Billboard Reggae Charts (Reggae Worship: a Roots Revival), have made appearances on numerous television shows, and have their music studied as curriculum in Carnegie Hall, and yet Mohr states, “We care more about hearts than charts. We only play as a way to fulfill the great commission.” The ChristafariBand YouTube channel has millions of views each month and since 2017 they have released one music video per month! Despite the challenges they face as a group of Gospel reggae missionaries, the lives changed across the globe through their music and mission are all worth while! Christafari internationally tours year round with the hope of reaching every nation, the result being approximately 231K decisions for Christ during concerts in years 2016-17. They’re well on their way to one million decisions for Christ as they continue to minister for FREE across the globe and through their music!