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Marcos Witt, is an American four-time Latin Grammy Award-winning Christian singer.
The second marriage not only provided a husband for Nola, but equally important, a father figure for Marcos
, Jerry, and Felipe.
Currently, Marcos is working towards his masters degree at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
He is also pastor of the Spanish congregation at the megachurch Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.
In 1986, musician, songwriter, singer, author, speaker and pastor, Marcos founded CanZion Producciones when he recorded his first project, "Canción a Dios".
has recorded 31 projects that are available on cassette, CD, and (his latest projects) on DVD.
has sold over 10,000,000 copies of his
records in México, the United States and Latin America.
In 1994 Marcos founded CanZion Institute, a school dedicated to the preparation of worship leaders and music ministers.
Today there are over 3,000 students attending the 28 campuses of the Institute in 10 different countries throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
has written ten books including "Adoremos", which has recently been translated to English, Portuguese and French and "Qué hacemos con estos músicos" in Portuguese.
In the last three years, more than 3,000,000 people have attended Marcos's concerts in some of the main venues of Latin America.
Concerts have been held in such places as "El Estadio Veléz Sarsfield" in Argentina, "Figali Convention
Center" in Panama,"El Estadio Nacional de Cuzcatlán
" in El Salvador, "El Estadio Monumental
" in Ecuador, "El Estadio El Campín
" in Colombia, "El Palacio de los Deportes" and "El Estadio Azteca" in México City, just to name a few.
Since the year 2000 Marcos
has participated in over 100 leadership conferences and seminars organized by LIDERE
, a company dedicated to the equipping of leaders and pastors.
In 2001 Marcos
received the Award by the People for his
outstanding musical career; the award was presented by Ritmo Latino.
On September 15, 2002, Marcos
along with his wife Miriam and their children began a new phase in their lives.
Marcos was appointed the Senior Pastor of the Hispanic congregation at Lakewood Church, one of the largest churches in the United States.
The Hispanic congregation of Lakewood Church
has an active and growing congregation of more than 40,000 people and a TV program which airs every week in over 20 countries and can be watched live on the internet.
In September 2003 Marcos
also received a Latin Grammy in the category of Best Christian Album, for "Sana Nuestra Tierra" ("Heal Our Land").
In November of that same year, Marcos
recorded "Recordando Otra Vez" ("Remembering Once Again"), at the LA Sports Arena.
This recording brought CanZion
into the secular market because of its distribution agreement with Sony
, who already had a solid plan for promotion and marketing in this area.
Included in Marcos' schedule is his
frequent attendance to The White House, for diverse events in representation of the Evangelical Hispanic Community.
In 2004 Marcos
second Latin Grammy for Best Christian Album for the recording of "Recordando Otra Vez".
On November 2, 2006 Witt
third Latin Grammy for Best Christian Album for the recording of "Dios es Bueno" (God is Good).
On October 31, 2006 he
released "Alegría" (Joy) which was recorded live in the country of Chile.
On November 8, 2007 Witt
fourth Latin Grammy for Best Christian Album for the recording of "Alegría" (Joy).
The couple's firstborn, Elena Witt, is married to singer Harold Guerra, who is signed to Canzion Records, the recording company that was founded by Marcos Witt.
Marcos Witt is a interdenominational/Charismatic/Pentecostal for joining other Charismatic pastors/Catholic Priest in Buenos Aires Argentina in June 19,2006