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Rev. Jane’s love of Science of Mind principles called her to ministry in 1999. She currently serves as Spiritual Leader of the Center for Spiritual Living Bonita. Her ability to capture your attention with humor and personal stories makes her a beloved teacher. Lives are changed and enriched as people uncover their ability to incorporate spiritual principles in their everyday life. She often reminds the congregation that this teaching is about practical application and the journey becomes a joyous adventure when we welcome Spirit to experience Its creativity through and as us.
This is the energy and love that Gino shares around the world. Gino began singing at an early age. Born in St.Louis Missouri she was surrounded by blues, gospel and jazz. Her spirit and voice is the reflection of “SPIRITFUNKnMETALBLUES” A voice that can belt it out or la lulu bye a baby.
Feeling the Call to Spread the Gift of Song in her Spiritual Community Gino toured in 2011 “Expanding Vision tour”from the West Coast to the East Coast and into Canada. A former member of the World renowned Agape International Choir under the Direction of Rickie Byars Beckwith. As lead vocalist Gino performed at the FordTheater, the Getty Museum, Hollywood Bowl and The United Nations Peace Conference.
Gino has worked with many talented people, Ray Charles at the Temecula Film Festival, The Drifters & Ike Turner at the Long Beach Old School Jam, Mary Wilson, Brenda Russell just to mention a few, with appearances on the Keenan Ivory Wayans Show and Howard Stern Show. The Santa Barbara Film Festival, singing her original song “Possible”for a sold out crowd of the industries best.
My Mission is to Lift and Shift the Light of Consciousness All over the World through Inspired Song & Word.
At a very young age, Jim was formulating his vast musical repetoire. Growing up in an Italian-American household Jim was influenced by the music of Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Big Bands and the 60’s music of his older sisters like The Beatles, James Taylor, The Who and Motown.
Jim fronted many rock bands throughout high school and college (receiving a B.A. in Music from The University of Massachusetts at Amherst). After teaching music and performing on the East Coast for several years, Jim decided to bring his talents to the West Coast in 1989.
As an advocate for New Thought music he maintains relationships with many performers and loves sharing their music with local singers. He has served as Music Director of the Center for Spiritual Living Bonita since 2000 and is also the Wednesday night pianist at the Seaside Center for Spiriutal living.
Jim teaches private piano and voice lessons, taught elementary music at two Coronado elementary schools, was a Nordstrom pianist for 19 years and for the past six years plays piano and sings at Vigilucci’s Ristorante Coronado.
Gary Lynn Floyd is an American singer-songwriter who connects straight to the heart and lifts up a room with his inspirational lyrics and soulful style. A native of Houston, Gary began picking out melodies on a piano at four years old, and he’s been making music ever since. Today he writes and records deep and meaningful music, and shares these songs like a gift to audiences across the country. His style is a mix of pop, rhythm, and blues, combining silky vocals with powerful lyrics. It is Gary’s openness to divine inspiration that fuels his endless supply of musical ideas, creates his heart-opening lyrics, and is the light that shines through his performances.
Mercedes Scalzitti was born and raised in Southern California. She studied percussion at Musicians Institute in Hollywood and at the California Institute of the Arts. Deep in her studies at Cal Arts she had an unexpected experience that had changed her life forever. The North Ridge earthquakes hit in 1994 and turned her life upside-down and soon developed PTSD.
Finding it hard to heal she turned inward and started to study Science of mind by Ernest Homes. Deep in her healing process she found herself sitting in front of the Agape choir in Los Angeles. That was the AHH HAA Moment. As a drummer she had learned how the heartbeat and rhythm connect our souls but vocalizing healing thought was something that she was drawn to. She kept a deep connection to Centers of Spiritual Living as she moved into singing as a soloist promoting New Thought Conscience music.