• Male
  • Glendale, CA
  • United States

Worship Leader Music

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    Never Fade Away


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New Worship Single Now Available!

Profile Information

Home Church:
Crescenta Valley Church
Musical Gift(s):
Vocals, guitar, some bass & keys, arranging, producing
About Me:
Petri was born and raised in Finland, which gave him a different perspective on life. "When you step outside in the morning, the sky is still pitch black, except for some incredible northern lights, and it's -25 degrees, you know the day will be different from waking up in Southern California." After dabbling with various things there, he felt a call to move to Los Angeles, where he met his Savior, Jesus Christ, at The Church On The Way, and ended up playing guitar in pastor Jack Hayford's services while becoming a newly minted worship leader for the church's Young Adults group. "It was a great time of learning about God and worship, I remember as we fondly called the set list a "suggestion sheet," as we would follow God's leading, ending up switching songs on the spot. It was a great way to learn to trust leaders and serve with all you got."

A few years later, when he was preparing for the day, came life-changing words he heard God speak quietly into his heart, "This world has all the music it will ever need, my people need music." It was a turning point. After trying to get in the secular music business, Petri abandoned it all for God's call. "The songs started coming, and I've had a hard time keeping up! Whenever I ask for more, God pours out a bunch, and I use whatever is at hand to start recording. He's so faithful!" Since then, Petri has written several worship songs that have been cherished at Crescenta Valley Church, where he has now led worship for several years. This brings us to the new single, "Never Fade Away."

""Never Fade Away" is a passionate song about God's unchanging and eternal love. It helps the worshiper recognize His continuous presence in their life all the way to their last breath, only to wake up in heaven with Jesus smiling to welcome them. I am really pumped to get it released, and I'm hoping that many churches will be blessed by it."

Petri is continuing as a worship leader and artist. He is preparing more singles to be released in the coming months and is planning to eventually release a full-length CD. "I've been writing and praying, and will hopefully get to record a bunch of songs I have ready in the near future. I can't wait to see how these songs will bless God's people. That is my calling, that is my life."

Petri resides in Glendale, CA with his wife Karoliina and loves being a dad to their two kids, son Miro and daughter Tea. Their sheltie, Dora, makes sure that the herd stays together...
Favorite Music:
Phil Wickham, Leeland, Bethel Music, Coldplay, Jesus Culture, Muse, Hillsong United, Jeremy Riddle.
Favorite Bible Verses / Passages:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. -Proverbs 3:5-6
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Posted on February 1, 2010 at 7:59pm 0 Comments

Hi guys!

We pray that today finds you hard at work for God's glory! We wanted to let you know about the new video blog from the 2010 NAMM Show. Petri played there for Uncontained Sound Amps. Come by our YouTube site and check it out HERE!

We will be playing in Bakersfield at the Great American Cleanup at Yokuts Park on April 17th at 11AM. The show… Continue


Posted on January 12, 2010 at 12:30am 0 Comments

Hi guys,

Time flies when you're having fun! Took us a while, but we are back with some new things...

First, our new band, WAITING FOR DAYBREAK is here! Check out the first song, a demo recording of "God Of Heaven," which is one of the songs we're preparing for our first CD! Let us know what you think of it.

Second, there's a video blog of the band & the recording process at… Continue

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At 3:30pm on September 21, 2010, Tatu Ainesmaa said…

mun omalla sivulla on pieni sample jos kiinnostaa kuunnella
At 1:22pm on January 16, 2010, Elman Authement said…
yea, Petri... sounds great bro. Nice guitar fills.
At 11:04am on November 18, 2009, SAMUEL ASAMAN said…
i wonder the kind of skills you have give me your personal e-mail. pastor samuel
At 11:51pm on March 8, 2009, Nick Olson said…
what's up brother? did you get my friend invite? blessings, Nick
At 7:30am on March 7, 2009, Nick Olson said…
woo hoo! thanks for saying hi. Where are you in southern Ca? I'm down in manhattan beach from time to time visiting family from time to time. Maybe we could get together and jam sometime.
At 7:09am on March 7, 2009, Nick Olson said…
Moi Petri! OK... so I'm not really Suomi. But I am mostly Scandinavian (Norwegian). My Grandma said that she's 1/64 Finnish or something ridiculous like that. So maybe that makes me Finnish enough to join your group. I have some very good friends in Helsinki and have a special place in my hear for Finnish culture. :) I loved reading about your call to California. Feel free to say hi. Tervesin, Nick.
At 8:55pm on March 3, 2009, Bizzy Bender said…
looking forward to your posts. Is that you in the video? very cool song.
At 10:25pm on December 9, 2008, Junjie said…
Thanks, Petri! That was one of those blog posts that just flowed without struggle once I got the concept. Do you write too? :)
At 12:13pm on December 9, 2008, Mark Buck said…
Though I am a bass player "by trade" I love playing guitar. Once I hear that growling distortion, I am "taken over" by the motto "3 chords and an attitude! (Always a GOOD attitude though. lol)
At 11:57am on December 9, 2008, Elman Authement said…
Ahh yesss, I remember now. It was on SongDiscovery we met first.

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