Rev. Wilfredo «Choco» De Jesús is the Lead Pastor of New Life Covenant Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Chicago. Since he became Senior Pastor in 2000, New Life has grown to 17,000 adherents globally through church campuses, plants, and more than 110 ministries that reach the most disenfranchised – the poor, homeless, prostitutes, drug addicts, and gang members. In April 2013, Pastor Choco was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world and recognized for his leadership and influence within the Evangelical and Latino community, to the Glory of God. Pastor Choco is also the author of four books: Amazing Faith, In the Gap, Stay the Course and Move Into More. He is currently pursuing his doctorate at Southeastern University. He resides in the Humboldt Park community of Chicago with his wife Elizabeth; they have three adult children and two granddaughters.
Free Worship is a Christian worship band based in Chicago, IL. The team ministers weekly at their home church of New Life Covenant under the leadership of Pastor Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesus. The name Free Worship speaks to what the group wants all people to experience within their own worship — Freedom. Their name remains a constant reminder that we must always make room for the move of the Holy Spirit. Free Worship's prayer is that their songs lead others into His presence and allow all people to worship God freely in their own way.
Whether leading a Sunday worship service, recording in a studio, or simply rehearsing; Free Worship operates under one simple truth — We were all created to worship God. It is their hope to be completely invisible in every situation so people do not simply see performers on a stage, but the Savior who has redeemed all.