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Mr. Carman Domenic Licciardello

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Founder

Phone: (918) ***-****  HQ Phone
Carman Ministries
P.O. Box 470470
Tulsa, Oklahoma 74147
United States

Company Description: Carman was born in New Jersey where he grew up in an Italian home full of music and laughter. As a boy, Carman played the drums and the guitar, and he began singing...   more
Background

Employment History

  • Christian Music Artist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Co-Founder
    Parable Christian Film Festival

Education

  • Military School
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Web References
Carman.org | Welcome
www.carman.org, 23 July 2014 [cached]
Carman Domenic Licciardello
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Carman Domenic Licciardello is an enigma in Christian music, often described as part evangelist, part Vegas Showman. His concerts were more like a rock and roll Billy Graham Crusade than a Christian music event. After all the singing, dancing, clapping and preaching, throngs of people would stream down to the counseling area to accept Christ-many times as many as 5,000 in an evening. Admission was usually free, a simple offering taken, similar to 30,000 churches on Sunday mornings. And he filled the largest stadiums the world over. In fact, Carman holds the record for the largest Christian concert ever in Dallas, Texas. But it even goes beyond that. If you take the Mega Stadium acts that played the famed landmark such as Pink Floyd, U 2, Madonna, The Jackson Five, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks and even Metallic, you'll see that, as the newspapers noted, the one act that drew the highest attendance in Texas Stadium was Carman, with 71,132.
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With compositions like "Sunday's on the Way", "The Champion", "Lazarus Come Forth", "Revival in the Land", "Witches Invitation", "This Blood" and even "The Courtroom", simply put, Carman is a true American original.
Early Years: As a boy, Carman played the drums at 5, the guitar at 15 and he began singing at 16. His aggressive, spitfire nature landed him in Bordentown Military Institute for two years. As his talents developed, Carman studied acting at the Abbey Playhouse in Philadelphia. Still under aged, he played the club circuit starting in Atlantic City, then throughout New Jersey and Philadelphia clubs. Soon following, Carman was approached by a Capo in the real life Sopranos The DeCalvcante' Crime Family to 'represent his interests and help his career', only to say, "I'll decide when I get back from Vegas. In his 1973 green Chevy Vega, Carman drove off to begin his journey. In this short season of time, Carman attended an Andrae Crouch concert and was so moved that he became a Christian, enraging those left behind waiting on a decision.
Music, Ministry, Achievements and Accolades: Carman released his first LP, "God's not finished with me", which garnered the attention of CBS, following in 1982 with the "Some-O-Dat" LP. A string of CCM chart successes began with his song "Sunday's On the Way" from the live album of the same name in 1983. Soon after, he would establish two major non-Profit organizations. Carman Ministries and Carman World Outreach.
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Between 1987 and 1989 Carman was named Charisma Magazine's Readers' Choice for the first "Favorite Male Vocalist of the Year. In 1990 Billboard Magazine recognized Carman's influence in Christian music by naming him the first "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year. He has received 15 gold and platinum albums and videos and has sold over 10 million records. Carman holds other attendances records for the largest solo Christian concerts in history with: 80,000 outdoors in Charlotte, North Carolina and 50,000 in Johannesburg, South Africa. He still remains the only Christian "stadium act" ever. He had the Longest #1 Record on Billboard CCM sales chart at 33 weeks. His "Champion" record stayed on the Billboard overall sales charts for a record 168 weeks! Carman has also has written songs for several motion pictures including The Prince of Egypt and the documentary Jesus Camp.
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Carman had the largest TV audience for any solo Christian Music event on Halloween in 1999 which produced the largest alter call ever--over 70,000 people committing their lives to Christ. In concert he has seen a million walk down the isle for salvation. Additionally, Carman collected the most names on a petition in American history by any individual--1 million signatures for a constitutional amendment favoring prayer in public school.
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In 1997 Carman acted in and wrote the Movie R.I.O.T. He trained for the fight scenes with U.F.C. founder Rorion Gracie and 3-time U.F.C Champion Royce Gracie. In 2001, Carman starred in and wrote the full-length film The Champion, preparing for 6 months with boxing famed coach Terry Claybon, "The Hurricane" and renowned acting coach Ivana Chubbuck, who also played the roll of Boaz in the 2008 production of Ruth and recently the role of Frankie, the psychotic truck driver, in The Gun scheduled for a 2009 release.
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It's no surprise that Carman is the co-founder of the Parable Christian Film Festival and received the Humanitarian Award.
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Currently in development, Carman is bringing the novel he wrote "Undefeated: In Love and War", an action love story about a U.F.C. fighter in the witness protection program who meets the love of his life while she is also in hiding. Neither knowing the others true identity.
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Carman has brought much needed encouragement to the arts in church though the introduction of both male and female dancers, drama and simultaneous video and life presentations on stage to unusually large audiences. From Madison Square Garden to national television, Carman's delivery and style were truthful, bold and uncompromising presentations of the gospel.
Today Carman has developed an original concept for ministry to a new generation called "Carman: For Real-For Now" which he is currently touring.
No matter what Carman does, it will be different, never seen before and unusually original. This is exactly what we'd expect from a musical icon. It goes without saying that still, to this day Carman defies description and definition and remains a cultural phenomenon-a true American original.
Carman Ministries Sets Record For The Largest Solo Outdoor Christian Concert.
www.biographyministries.com, 29 Mar 2011 [cached]
Born Carman Dominic Licciardello on January 19, 1956 in Trenton, New Jersey, is a Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian music artist, who grew up in an Italian home.
As a boy, he played the drums and the guitar, and he began singing at 16. He attended Military School for two years. As his career developed, he played New Jersey and Philadelphia clubs before going on to Las Vegas.
It was after seeing an Andrae Crouch concert that he joined the Christian faith.
He released the LP, Some-O-Dat in 1982, and began a string of CCM chart successes with his song "Sunday's On The Way" from the live album of the same name in 1983.
Later, He established the non-profit organizations Carman Ministries and World Outreach. Between 1987 and 1989, he was named Charisma magazine's readers' choice for favorite male vocalist.
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Carman is one of the most successful Christian artists in history with 7 Gold and 2 Platinum albums. Carman has also garnered 4 Gold and 2 Platinum long-form videos! Known for his exciting live concert, Carman has sold out large arenas and stadiums all across the United States. This 2 disc collection highlights his greatest hits and fan favorites including "Step of Faith," "R.I.O.T.," "Jesus Period," and more.
CD269: Absolute Best, Compact Disc [CD] Absolute Best, Compact Disc [CD] By Carman / Emi Cmg Distribution
This powerful collection features the energetic Carman at his best. Features the previously unreleased "Serve the Lord" alongside 14 of his brightest moments from earlieralbums, including Revival In the Land, The Champion, Shakin the House, Live, and others.
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This installment features the music of showstopping performer Carman and includes "I Got the Joy," "Lazarus Come Forth," "Radically Saved," and more.
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www.faithnews.cc, 1 Feb 2013 [cached]
Christian music artist Carman Licciardello has been diagnosed with cancer.
Carman Ministries
www.ministrywatch.com, 7 April 2009 [cached]
Mr. Carman Licciardello CEO/President:
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Mr. Carman Licciardello Member of ECFA:
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Carman was born in New Jersey where he grew up in an Italian home full of music and laughter. As a boy, Carman played the drums and the guitar, and he began singing in his teenage years. As his career developed, Carman played clubs then went on to Las Vegas. It was after seeing an "Andrae Crouch" concert that Carman gave his life to Jesus Christ and embraced his newfound faith in the living Savior. After five years of ministerial preparation, he moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma where he began to develop his ministry headquarters for a worldwide outreach.
During the next two decades Carman changed the face of Christian music and evolved contemporary evangelism into what it is today. Carman established "Carman Ministries," a non-profit organization that helps touch the lives of literally millions of people worldwide. Billboard Magazine recognized Carman's influence in Christian music by first naming him "Contemporary Christian Artist of the Year" in 1990. He has received numerous gold and platinum albums and videos. Even with all this success, the heartbeat of this Champion for Christ continues to beat strong for the souls of people who need Jesus. As an outflow of this passion, Carman had more than 50,000 people attend his "Music for Peace" crusade in Johannesburg, South Africa. These numbers topped the charts as his largest concert crusade ever, until more than 70,000 people packed the legendary Texas Stadium, making it the largest Christian concert ever in history. The heart of a champion phenomenon is Carmans new God-given multi-level vision to reach this generation for God. This vision includes a novel, movie, double CD and world tour. The vision combines a synergetic force of a multi-media experience, while sending the message of the Gospel to the heart of millions.
For over 26 years, Carman has entertained, encouraged and preached the Gospel to millions-crossing denominational, cultural and ethnic lines. During this time, he has never compromised the call to take the Gospel to every person. This vision still remains the hallmark of his life and ministry.
MPCA :: Carmen Bio
www.musicpubco.net, 22 Oct 2008 [cached]
Born Carman Dominic Licciardello, the Contemporary Christian phenomenon known as CARMAN has amassed a huge following through his recordings, live concerts, videos and books.
Growing up in an Italian-American home in New Jersey in the 1950's, Carman began playing drums and guitar, and was signing by age sixteen. He began performing in clubs in Jersey and across the river in Philadelphia before heading out west to Las Vegas. He attended an Andre Crouch concert and devoted himself, and his talents, to the Christian faith. After five years of ministerial preparation in Oklahoma, Carman began to develop his ministry headquarters for a worldwide outreach. Over the next twenty years, Carman changed the face of Christian music and helped evolve contemporary evangelism into what it is today. Carman established Carman Ministries and Carman World Outreach to spread the gospel and reaches millions of around the globe.
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More than 50,000 people attended his "Music For Peace" crusade in Johannesburg, South Africa, the largest Christian concert ever until Carman broke his own record by drawing more than 70,000 followers to a concert in Texas Stadium. Carman is the world's only stadium level Christian act.
While experimenting with musical genres and new lyrical styles (Carman's work includes songs considered pop, rock, rap, ballads, children's music and traditional praise & worship) he attracted some criticism of his non-traditional approach styles. However, Carman remains focused on his continued efforts to share his music and his faith.
Beyond music, Carmen has written screenplays and books (and recorded the audio versions of those books.) He is a regular host on the Trinity Broadcasting Network and continues to tour and travel, giving speeches and inspiring his followers.
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