Gissela is a multi-lingual Christian artist, worship leader, and choir director born in Brazil, and now residing in Nashville, TN for the last 15 years. She finds that the only way to experience a glimpse of God’s greatness is through worship!
At just four years old, Gissela started sharing God’s words through music. She enjoyed her school and teenage years singing in various groups and choirs and touring all over South America, accumulating thousands of hours recording with some of the best singers and producers in Brazil and recording programs for Adventist radio stations.
She moved to the US for college and graduate education, and worked at La Sierra Academy as a high school teacher for four years, but her passion for music never diminished. She was a worship leader in California for many years gaining vast experience with an incredible live band, until she met her loving husband, Mark, and moved to Nashville. They are blessed with three beautiful daughters. She has not allowed her singing ministry to affect raising her lovely family, and dreamed of her children worshiping with her even before they were born.
With that in mind, Gissela has spent her free time since 2007 directing a children’s choir (Kids In Tune) where hundreds of kids have been blessed locally and thousands around the world. She wrote and co-produced the choir’s first album, Thankful Heart, in 2015, and their second album, Freedom of Your Love in 2021. Gissela has also been a worship leader for over a decade, leading her local church as well as conferences around the country in worship. She is currently a graduate student in the Worship and Leadership program at Trevecca Nazarene University.
In 2019, Gissela released her first solo EP, titled “Reckless Grace,” which is an amazing compilation of God’s grace and hope for us delivered through beautiful and inspirational music. In 2020, she released her sophomore album, “Introspections,” a nostalgic hymn project featuring special guests and timeless melodies. Both EPs have accompanying music videos.
In 2022, she released “From Where I’m Standing,” the first single and video from the upcoming EP she is currently writing with Grammy-Winning producer, Chad Carlson.
Gissela hopes to continue to sing, lead worship and teach, not just her daughters, but every child in her choir to serve God through music. Her goal is to spread the good news of God’s love through music all over the world!
"The six-track album is a brilliant piece of work... There is a wonderful sense of positivity and hope throughout."