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On June 9, Jesse Rivera was born in the beautiful island of Puerto Rico.
His family name is Jesús Rivera Romero. Born into a family of musicians, Jesse has been playing guitar since he was 8 years old. He attended the Inter-American University of San Juan Puerto Rico where he received his Bachelor's Degree in arts with a major in education and sociology.

Jesse studied public administration at the University of Puerto Rico where he achieved credits towards his Masters degree. In the year 2000 he received a Doctoral degree from the International Theological Seminary of California. While still in high school, he founded the Malakai Duet which gave him big success in show business, TV, radio, hotels and night clubs performances. He also worked as an actor in a TV soap opera.

Being at the "peak" of his artistic life he was diagnosed with cancer. After trying everything the cancer specialist recommended, he still was declared to have a short time to live. In his late 20's he gave his life to the lord and his body healed. Since then he has been serving and singing for the Lord.

Jesse feels joy when he sings to inspire others to seek the Lord. He says "I'm very blessed when I see people receiving peace, spiritual enrichment and internal healing when I play and sing." At age 33, he was ordained as a minister by the association of ministers of California. Jesse has recorded 14 CD's, 11 in Spanish, one in English and two bilingual.

You can order them through our Media Center page.

He believes in community service, therefore he helps local public schools. He has done musical performances, guitar assemblies, substitute teaching and Spanish teaching for local schools. "It's very rewarding spiritually."

In order to help other people achieve musical goals, he teaches guitar. His private students are very happy with his unique teaching technique. In just five lessons they are able to play a couple songs on their guitar.

Jesse is a Chaplain and a member of the Pastoral Care Department
at Psychiatric Hospitals in New Jersey. He serves primarily as a pastor for the Hispanic Patients.

Speaker, Songwriter and Singer
In 1983 Jesse founded "Edifying Souls Ministries" This ministry includes bilingual music, bilingual preaching, positive teaching, conferences and motivational speaking.

Many of the songs Jesse records are written by him.

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