A pioneer worship music artist and producer, Asaph Borba has been teaching on worship for more than three decades throughout his native country of Brazil and in more than fifty other nations. But his message is about much more than music. For Asaph, worship is a way of life, not a music style: God wants so much more than a PowerPoint of praise songs. God is interested in our heart and its motivation far beyond any action or practice.
As a pioneer in the production and recording of songs for worship, Asaph Borba has been teaching on worship for more than three decades throughout his native country of Brazil and in more than fifty other nations. Asaph's message is that true worship is not based in music but in the life of the worshipper. Many people think that what God desires from us is a collection of dogmas and actionsAnd#8212;music, festivals, and celebrationsAnd#8212;that will be exchanged for His blessings. God wants so much more than that.To the Father, the most essential thing is being rather than doing. Worship is a way of life, not a musical style. God is interested in our heart and its motivation far beyond any action or practice. Love is the language and essence of God. Worship occurs when one's faith is transformed into love. Only then do we become truthful, authentic, and transparent before the One who sees all. And that is true worship.
Asaph Borba was born in Coronel Fabriciano, Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1958. Born into a Christian home, by his teenage years, he became involved with drugs. At the age of 16, Asaph experienced Christ in the Wesley Methodist Church in Porto Alegre. Under the pastoral care of Erasmo Ungaretti and Moyses Cavalheiro Moraes, and the close fellowship of American missionary Donald Stoll, Asaph became a well-known worship minister in Brazil and worldwide. Over the past three and a half decades, he has composed many songs that have become part of the new Brazilian hymnology, bringing great impact to his generation. Through discipleship and pastoral ministry, Asaph cares for the lives of musicians and pastors in many cities around Brazil. With a degree in journalism from the Methodist Brazilian University, he is the director of Life Communications. He lives in Porto Alegre, with his wife, Ligia Rosana, and his children, Aurora and Andre.