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.