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Raphael is a recording artist and worship leader. He is part of a fresh new genre of singer/songwriters who have evolved from many styles of music and are enjoying mainstream success. His style is a mix of Folk, Pop, Modern Messianic, Contemporary Christian and Worship.

He is a popular speaker and singer and travels to churches, events and conferences regularly with his wife Aly who is also a singer and worship leader.

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Career Highlights:

Music/Media Companies:

Capitol Records (manager) – Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Deanna Carter, Steve Wariner, Trace Adkins
Myrrh Records – Amy Grant, Phil Keaggy, Phil Madiera, Pierce Pettis
New River Fellowship/ Streams of Worship – Michael W. Smith, John W. Thompson, Jan L'Ecuyer, Jeff Nelson
Tovah Records – Marty Goetz, Rick Elias, Steve Wiggins, Michelle Gold, Sharon Wilbur, John Schlitt, Everlife
STAR99.1FM New York - NRB Station of the Year 2007,2008
AT&T/Downtown Digital, New York City - Mark Tuomenoksa, Robert Moritz

Recording Contracts:

Myrrh / Word - 1988
Merrimac / Nashville – 1996
Spin Records / Los Angeles – 1999
Tovah / Crown – 2002

Hit Songs:

Round and Round  - Christian Hit Radio - National top hit 1988
In Your Love – Recorded by Phil Keaggy (Back Room Trax – 1995)
Healing – Written and recorded with Phil Keaggy – 1994
Love Suffers Long – Radio single - 1999
Sar Shalom - Produced by Rick Elias, single released – 2002 | NRF– Streams of Worship / 2004 | CCLI song #:5329946


YWAM / Last Days Ministries – Lindale, TX
New River Fellowship Church – Michael W. Smith, Colin & Nancy Campbell, Jimmy Sites, Mickey Robinson, Gary Sadler
Calvary Chapel Old Bridge, NJ – Lloyd Pulley
Zarephath Christian Church – Rob Cruver
Pillar of Fire International
Bridge to Israel – Don Finto, Marty Goetz
Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association – Ocean Grove, NJ


Creation Festival – PA
Autumn Blaze at the Meadowlands, NJ
Carpenter’s Home Church - Michael W. Smith / Live Worship CD – Lakeland, FL
Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
Coast to Coast Solo Tour
International Solo Tour – (England, Sweden, Israel, Hawaii)
America for Jesus – Washington, DC
JAMM – Jerusalem, Israel


Raphael Giglio is a Worship Leader and Recording Artist currently living in Ocean Grove, NJ. He is the Worship Pastor for Zarephath Christian Church, and Concert Coordinator for Star 99.1 FM. Raphael's wife Aly is also from NJ and is a contemporary Christian singer-songwriter and worship leader with a strong heart for evangelism.

Raised in North Brunswick, New Jersey, Raphael is the youngest of six sons in an Italian/Jewish family of twelve children. He studied at the Discipleship Training Schools of both YWAM / Last Days Ministries in Lindale, Texas and was an honors student at Rutgers University where he majored in Journalism and Mass Media but opted to pursue a national music ministry after having been offered a recording contract with Myrrh Records.

Raphael moved to Nashville to work with legendary guitarist Phil Keaggy, but returned to NJ to become a Microsoft Certified Professional for AT&T in New York City. He later came back to Nashville as a manager for Capitol Records and has since worked in various positions within the Music Industry and Christian Ministries.

After touring internationally he became an ordained minister along with Michael W. Smith and together planted the New River Fellowship Church in Franklin, TN where he served for six years as Pastor, Teacher, and Worship Leader. With a passion for Israel and his fellow Jewish people, Raphael continues to record and tour internationally as a Singer/Songwriter, Worship Leader and Speaker along with Aly. They recently released their first duo CD together entitled “Perfect Love”.