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Manuel Luz has a BS in Aeronautical Engineering and an MBA in Management, which makes him perfectly qualified to be a Creative Arts Pastor.  Truth be told, he became a rocket engineer to finance his self-described “rock star dream,” one which was interrupted when God got a hold of him.  He eventually became a pastor leading a worship community and a community of artists, and has been in full-time ministry for the past 27 years. “It’s not rocket science,” he admits readily.

Manuel has served at Oak Hills Church in Folsom, California for almost 25 years.  He is passionate about worship, coffee, the Oakland Raiders, and the intersections of faith and the arts. As a songwriter, keyboardist, author, teacher and speaker, he has traveled extensively in the United States and Canada, as well as to Germany, Italy, Ecuador, the Bahamas, and the Philippines.

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Manuel’s first published book, Imagine That: Discovering Your Unique Role as a Christian Artist (Moody Publishers) is a practical and personal theology of the arts. Manuel is currently writing a book for InterVarsity Press titled, Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise, which will be released in Summer 2018. Check out his thought-provoking blog, “Adventures in Faith and Art” (www.manuelluz.com), or his four solo albums (iTunes or CDBaby).

Manuel has one amazing wife, four amazing children, and three too many cats, and lives in El Dorado Hills, California.

 

 

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SHORT BIO (SPEAKER/AUTHOR)

Manuel Luz is passionate about worship, coffee, the Oakland Raiders, and the intersections of faith and the arts.  A songwriter, author, speaker, and creative arts pastor, Manuel’s book, Imagine That: Discovering Your Unique Role as a Christian Artist (Moody Publishers) is a practical and personal theology of the arts. Manuel is currently writing a book for InterVarsity Press titled, Honest Worship: From False Self to True Praise, which will be released in Summer 2018. Check out his thought-provoking blog, “Adventures in Faith and Art” (manuelluz.com), or his four solo albums (iTunes or CDBaby).

 

 

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Piano-driven, jazz-influenced, and lyrically-evocative—Manuel Luz has released four albums of original music over the last fifteen years, from his debut, A Bridge Called Surrender, in 2001 to his latest effort, Unraveled, in 2013. Manuel performs: as a solo pianist/vocalist; with the Manuel Luz Trio (ML3), featuring Matt Sawhill and Chad Jackson; and with the duo Waiting For Sunday, featuring Kent Peterson.  He has also produced, arranged, performed, and/or written for scores of independent music albums over the last few decades, including albums for Christian icons, Bob Kilpatrick and Randy Stonehill. You can order his music through cdbaby.com or iTunes.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

To Listen to or Order MUSIC: CDBaby Music Store.

To Order BOOK: Moody Publishers, Amazon.

To WATCH: Promotional Videos.

Oak Hills Church: Biography

Manuel Luz TRIO: Facebook, ML3 Band Page.

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Media please note: If you’d like more material or photos, please email me at manuel@manuelluz.com. I’ll do my best to accommodate your requirements. Thanks.

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