It was great reconnecting with Yochanan Marcellino at the Messiah Conference this past July. Here’s a little background on him:
Yochanan Marcellino was the son of legendary Motown A&R producer Jerry Marcellino (Michael Jackson, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Lionel Richie & the Commodores and Smokey Robinson). Yochanan Marcellino was also the founder of FM Management, managing such artists as Kerry Livgren of Kansas ("Dust in the Wind"), Cindy Birdsong of The Supremes, Kyle Henderson of The Producers and John Waller, who has featured songs in the Fireproof, Courageous andWar Room motion pictures and soundtracks. Marcellino also founded several successful record labels over his 40-year career, including Kerygma Records/Bright Star Records,City of Peace Media and its affiliates, and most recently, Identical Production Company (The Identical motion picture). Marcellino has released over 70 major music projects worldwide through his record labels and has led key divisions of several other music companies.
He is the founder, president, and CEO of City of Peace Media, City of Peace Films, and Galilee of the Nations and has been instrumental in producing much of the music we have come to enjoy within the Messianic Community.