Empowered is a Christian rock band based out of Baton Rouge, LA.  Christ has empowered us with the gift of music, so we want to empower others to know Him, and have Him bring a hope and a future to their lives.  

Whether it's a full show, performing as an opener for one of your larger Christian rock shows, men's retreats, or your church or organization's special event, we will deliver The Rock within the rock!  We want people to leave our shows or your event with an inspired heart for Jesus.  

Below are just a few comments.  Rockin' 4 Jesus!

“Empowered combines excellence in musical performance with a spiritual integrity that is apparent from the moment they enter a room. There was never any doubt that communicating the life changing message of the Gospel is their highest priority and each of the songs presented were theologically rich and biblically sound. We brought Empowered to FBBC to help us launch an additional worship service and they tailored a concert to fit the style of that service. Our people, literally from age 5 to over 70 loved them and are eager to have them with us again. Everyone says they remind them of a Christian version of Journey. My 11 year old doesn't know who the group Journey is but he consistently asks to play Empowered’s CD when we are in the car together. I would highly recommend them!”

- Dr. Jason Bland, Florida Boulevard Baptist Church – Baton Rouge, LA


“It’s hard to find Christian music that sounds like good ole classic rock! There have been a few bands out there that have accomplished that sound: (early) Petra, Jerusalem and Messiah. Hailing out of Baton Rouge, LA comes a band that is heavily influenced, musically, by artists such as Boston, Styx, and Journey (and maybe a little Triumph) and lyrically by bands such at Petra, Third Day, and Stryper. "Empowered" delivers an album that is revitalizing to the heart and refreshing to the soul with their debut release, "Soul Cry".

Empowered wants you to cry out and call on Jesus Christ! They encourage us to raise our hands in faith and open our hearts to the truth of the gospel. They are fulfilling the Great Commission as Christ tells us in Matthew 27: 19-20 - “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

Shane McGaughney – http://www.HigherRockMusic.com.  


“Honest, Heartfelt and real life lyrics are the backbone to this powerful Christian rock album.  In addition, the intensity of the music seems to pull you in, leaving you wanting more as you move from track to track.  A great addition to any Christian rock lover's music library.” 

Dan Dukes, Prog. Dir. – WBSN-Lifesongs 89.1FM, New Orleans, LA    http://www.lifesongs.com


“Amazing! It transported me back to the time when I could actually listen to rock music. The difference with Empowered from those great sounds of “Boston” and “Journey” is the lyrics. The words go straight to the heart. Benny DiChiara’s lead vocals are piercing. Each song, from the truly rock-out “Raise Your Hand” to the story in “1995,” this is a must hear CD. Get ready to be energized, encouraged, and Empowered!” 

Tammi Arender – On-Air Personality for the Salem Music Network/Today’s Christian Music;