Powerfaith was formed on 19th of January 2003 by a group of young believers in Kohima, Nagaland. The band was formed as a result of their common vision to reach out to young people and a common passion i.e. Christ. Powerfaith made its debut appearance with the intention of reaching out to musician and music lovers through positive and gospel music. The band expanded into a ministry in 2004 and since then is involved in school and campus ministry. Powerfaith has also been a part of the Student’s Ministry of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council, Youth Department for years in reaching out to students and young people staying in hostels and rent in Kohima.
Powerfaith released their debut album “Testify” in the month of December 2005. From this album, two songs were selected to be included in the first Indian gospel rock album 2006. One of the songs was then aired on the radio channel “whitedove” which is one of the oldest gospel radio stations in the United States. Over the years the band has been performing in and outside the state of Nagaland. The band also had the privilege to play in various prestigious events like the Hornbill Rock Contest, Nagaland; 5th “Cross Connected” Gospel Concert, Shillong; Young Christians, Kohima etc. In 2016 their second single “Release” received an award in the category of Best Rock (Metal/Heavy) song at the 8th Music Awards of Nagaland instituted by Nature Trax Society.
In 2016 the band released two singles. First was titled “Release” a gospel rock number with powerful riffs and vocal. The second single “John 3:16” a softer genre was released subsequently with the message about the greatest love story ever told, the amazing love of God by sending His one and only Son Jesus Christ to this world to share the love of God to the nations. The song is based on two verses, John 3:16 and Matthew 28:19 and is composed and written by Meyi Ozukum, a member of the band and also the pastor of Naga Christian Fellowship, Dehradun.
The band latest single “Life” revolves around the idea of how life can be challenging and how people often are pessimistic about it.
Yet with all the negative tags about life and how reality bites we can still choose to view life as beautiful. The song encourages people to embrace life as it is with all its complexities and to journey together with it instead of battling against it.
The song Testament is a result of the struggles faced by the vocalist of the band in relation to his experiences with inferiority complex, rejection, anxiety and depression which nearly shattered his life.
It is a testimonial song of how God’s love and His saving grace saved him from his brokenness. It is a song that encourages people who are facing negative circumstances in life, that with God there is always a way. It is a song which says if life seems to be closing in on you, don’t despair, trust God because His love will lift you up and that is the truth for He said “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you” Deuteronomy 31:6
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