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It’s a familiar story: A worship leader is called to extend his platform. He 
records a debut release, filled with songs birthed in ministry. He creates 
online environments to connect with an audience and he’s invited to lead 
worship at prominent churches and conferences. 
And then there’s Carlos Whittaker. A worship leader for Andy Stanley’s 
Buckhead Church in Atlanta. Worship leader at events such as Catalyst. 
A reality TV appearance (more on that later). And an online presence 
that reached thousands before he recorded a single note. It’s the usual 
story, just in reverse. 
This story begins in Los Angeles. As the son of a Southern Baptist 
pastor, Carlos was raised in his father’s church, where his musical 
journey began in a less-than-rocking fashion. 
“I was in the church hand bell choir, complete with an Afro,” he says 
with a laugh. “I learned music by playing the A and C bells.” 
He would also learn about singing. Equipped with a tenor voice, Carlos 
would often find himself performing the choir’s solo. It was then he first 
encountered his passion for leading worship. 
“I loved helping to carry the moment,” he says. “I enjoyed leading 
people somewhere through music.” 
Handbells soon gave way to guitars, and Carlos began to lead worship in 
his teens. After a brief detour from his spiritual roots—what Carlos 
jokingly refers to as standard preacher’s kid rebellion—he returned with 
a passion for his calling. And after being lost and found in his faith, 
Carlos chose to create permanent signposts for his journey.“I have three tattoos,” he says. “They all have huge significance to me.” 
One of these would become bigger than a personal reminder. While 
having one tattoo documented by the hit reality series L.A. Ink, Carlos 
found a unique platform to share the Gospel. 
“That tattoo is about Paul’s journey to Damascus,” he says. “It’s about 
Paul’s blinding moment. So I got to talk about my own blinding 
moment. It was unbelievable that they let me share my testimony on 
television.” 
From television Carlos moved into a different medium, online social 
media. Originally created as a forum for worship leaders, his 
RagamuffinSoul.com blog has become a dynamic, worldwide 
conversation where thousands of people daily exchange thoughts, ideas, 
and insights. 
It was through his blog that Carlos would connect with Integrity Music. 
As he began recording his debut with renowned producer Jason Ingram, 
Carlos was clear on what he wanted to say to the church. 
“My desire is to create a movement of authenticity among Christians,” 
he enthuses. “A movement that pushes people into a place of being real 
with themselves, others, and God. It’s all about authenticity. And in that 
authenticity, finding God.” 
As for the music itself, Carlos was committed to being uncommitted to 
any particular style. 
“I didn’t have a specific sound,” he notes. “I just had an attitude. An 
energy. I was trying to find the essence of who I am, and get that inside 
the music. I think we did it.” 
The result of this mission is Ragamuffin Soul, a record that alternates 
from arena-sized powerhouses to intimate songs of faith, with a sound 
that’s both fresh and familiar.Features include “Rain It Down,” an epic plea for God’s quenching 
presence, “Jesus Saves,” a soaring track carrying a simple, yet powerful, 
message, and “Can’t Start This Fight,” a jam best described as hip-hop 
meets Jack Johnson. 
Another standout, “No Words,” encourages people to move from singing 
to action. 
“There are no new words we say that can impress God,” Carlos says. 
“What impresses Him is the attitude of our hearts. The heart of a servant, 
being a true worshipper, so that our words or sounds are wrapped in 
obedience.” 
“God of Second Chances” would have a special public debut, connecting 
with someone long before the record’s release. While Carlos performed 
the song for a video shoot in an Atlanta park, a stranger spontaneously 
joined him, adding his own lyrics to this personal, first-person view of 
God’s limitless grace. 
“Having that guy sing along and adlib with me was a highlight of my 
life,” Carlos shares. “God isn’t just the God of second chances. He offers 
third, fourth, and fifth chances. This guy looked like he was on chance 
1,000. And he got the song.” 
Having played that song for a crowd of one, Carlo will next share his 
music with larger audiences at Catalyst West, Creation Festival, The One 
Day Conference, and tour dates with Shane & Shane and fellow 
Integrity artist John Mark McMillian (“How He Loves”). 
In addition to music, Carlos is helping to plant a new church in 
downtown Chicago. As with everything he’s involved in, he has a unique 
vision for what Soul City Church will look like. 
“We want to do church seven days a week, through continual ministry,” 
he enthuses. “We don’t want to pour all of our resources into one day of the week. And it’s easier to do this in the inner city, because when you 
leave your place, you’re immediately in the middle of great need.” 
No matter the outlet, whether it’s through a worship service, a revealing 
song, or an insightful blog entry, Carlos is committed to encouraging 
people to express the spiritual through the creative. 
“You don’t have to be a worship leader to be creative for the Lord,” he 
notes. “God has put His divinity and creativity in us, and it’s our 
responsibility to put that divinity back into things.” 
And it’s this continual desire to connect and share with others that fuels 
both his music and ministry. 
“Pastoring and worshipping are the same thing to me,” Carlos says. 
“Leading worship is just a piece of my life.” 
Besides, he adds, “People don’t know me as a worship leader.” That’s 
about to change. 
http://www.ragamuffinsoul.com http://www.theparadigmcollective.com


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