Our group, Identical Image, consist of my twin brother Carlos and myself (Juan) together having a Christian Urban ministry from New England, residing near Boston in Worcester Massachusetts(USA), with a calling centered on the gospel of Grace aka the Good news of God’s Unmerited Favor through Jesus finished work. Our Music can be described as, "Gospel of Grace centered Hip hop ".
We have been doing ministry for over 20 years, through our music & through dramatic tag team Grace preaching. To be honest, it is actually cool & unique. Never in a million years had we ever thought that God would give us a ministry together. How exciting is that! We rap, make music, shoot & edit videos, & also preach together. We’re best friends being accountable to God & each other.
The group started as a secular Hip Hop group before their encounter with Jesus which performed locally in various places.
But all this changed In 1995, when Carlos, at 17 yrs old, had an encounter with Jesus, as a result of speaking with a teacher named Tyrone at a Daycare Center inside the projects of Great Brook Valley. That is when the group broke up.
And little did Carlos knew, 2 yrs later, his twin brother Juan, would have a similar encounter after finding Carlos' small bible in his back pocket of his jeans and reading Hebrews 13:5 "...Never will I leave you nor forsake you." (while Juan was walking home late from a party)
Preparation Time: Never Wasted Time:
The twins ministry preparation time consists of:
- Graduating at World Harvest Bible College in 1998,
- Music mentoring under Professor Jose Castillo (from Berkeley) as students learning Music Theory, Piano, and Bass Guitar.
- Covenant Partners with Pastor Joseph Prince. (been under his teaching over 6 yrs)
- Twin Patreons with Milton Goh Ministries.
- The Holy Spirit (Jesus: The Spirit of Grace) the best Teacher! Hallelujah!
Identical Image Ministry:
Our group name derives from a biblical parable titled: the Lost Silver Coin in “Luke 15.” In this parable, the woman eventually finds her lost coin (equaling to a day’s wages) & then calls her neighbors to throw a big celebration. Yes, all this for one Lost Silver Coin. Silver in the bible signifies Redemption & it’s no coincidence that this Silver Coin had an image of a person embedded on its surface. In other words, Jesus is also saying today “Restore the image of Grace & you will restore Jesus image of Redemption!”
God has blessed us with 2 DREAM BIG! Outreach Concert at the New England Dream center in which through our sponsors we gave away a PS4, Kindle Fire Hd tablets, blue ray players and much more!! Most importantly we were able to reach many with the gospel of Grace.
Currently you can find us following our call to Evangelism at an Outreach event locally or out of state. What an honor it is!
You can also find our music on Itunes, Spotify and other musical platforms.
We would like to first thank Jesus Christ, our Lord & wonderful Savior for giving HIs Gift of Righteousness, & Salvation by Grace through Faith.
Additionally we would like to thank our mentors who have helped shaped this ministry with the gospel of Grace.
"Grace is the gospel!" - Pastor Joseph Prince