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About the Band


As worshippers, we are vessels that allow God to invade our world and life through the Holy Spirit which creates a passion for Him. Our humanity gives room for Him to reveal himself through worship and become like Jesus Christ and be the light of the world. He is our pursuit, His presence is our ultimate desire.


Pastor Melina Hechavarria

Pastor Melina is the Senior Worship Pastor at King Jesus Ministry and New Wine worship leader. Pastor Melina is characterized […]

Pastor Melina is the Senior Worship Pastor at King Jesus Ministry and New Wine worship leader. Pastor Melina is characterized for her ability to move in prophetic worship, releasing spontaneous songs that bring about a heavenly atmosphere.

She served as the youth pastor for seven years alongside her husband, Pastor Frank Hechavarría, prior to being called to the music ministry. Pastor Melina travels to over ten nations each year with Apostle Maldonado releasing Heavenly sounds through prophetic worship. She is also one of the main composers and producers of all of New Wine’s most recently published albums. Aside from her contributions to the band, Pastor Melina is also actively involved in the church’s leadership as an ordained pastor.

Pastor Melina currently resides in Miami with her loving husband Pastor Frank Hechavarría and her two beautiful children Laela and Mathias who are the joy of her life.


Pastor Xiomara Zamora

Pastor Xiomara is a part of the New Wine family as a worship leader and songwriter. She has been gifted […]

Pastor Xiomara is a part of the New Wine family as a worship leader and songwriter. She has been gifted with an anointing for the prophetic sounds from Heaven and pursues the Lord with a fearless passion for His presence. Xiomara has collaborated as an author to songs such as “Make It Loud,” “The Father Revealed,” and more. She pursues the presence of God with a fervent passion and with a heart that seeks to bring God’s Kingdom to his bride. Aside from her contributions to the band, Pastor Xiomara is also actively involved in the church’s leadership as an ordained pastor.

Xiomara currently lives in Miami, Florida with her husband Pastor Hiubert Zamora.


Roilan Vasquez

Roilán Vazquez is one of the original members of New Wine. Roilán is the backbone of the brass section at […]

Roilán Vazquez is one of the original members of New Wine. Roilán is the backbone of the brass section at King Jesus Ministry band, serving as the arranger and composer of the greater part of all praise and worship brass sections.

Roilán has been a faithful musician and mentor in the ministry for over 12 years and he is a man with a passion for God’s presence, and a prophetic calling to release the sounds from the Heavenly realms.

Father to three beautiful children and husband to Madeleine, Roilán resides in Miami, Florida, with his precious family.


Alberto Vargas

Alberto has been the leader of the drummers and percussionists at King Jesus Ministry for over 14 years. Alberto’s drive […]

Alberto has been the leader of the drummers and percussionists at King Jesus Ministry for over 14 years.

Alberto’s drive to raise the bar as a worshipper on the drums is what has led him to discover new groundbreaking sound pads that he uses to enhance sounds while he plays the drums.

Alberto is the participating drummer in all of New Wine’s albums, and an essential piece to the New Wine worship team that has traveled with Apostle Guillermo Maldonado for over 14 years.

He is a teacher and an inspiration to many young drummers and worshippers of all sorts. His years serving the Lord have equipped him with Heavenly knowledge on what it means to worship, and he has a burning desire to pass-on all of the wisdom to the new generations of worshippers.

Alberto, his wife and two beautiful children currently reside in Miami, Florida.


James Orjuela

James Orjuela is a worship leader, pianist, guitarist, and songwriter at King Jesus Worship team, and New Wine. James’ passion […]

James Orjuela is a worship leader, pianist, guitarist, and songwriter at King Jesus Worship team, and New Wine. James’ passion is to bring the bride of Christ to an unforgettable encounter with the Almighty God through every spontaneous worship and praise he sings. For years he has been traveling to the nations with Apostle Maldonado and New Wine, creating heavenly atmospheres everywhere they go to worship.

James has been featured on all recent New Wine albums for the last 5 years as well as New Wine’s latest production, “Encounter Us Holy Spirit,” in songs such as, “Make It Loud,” and “I need an encounter.”

James lives alongside wonderful pastor parents in Miami, Florida.


Judy García

Judy is a worship leader, saxophonist, and songwriter for New Wine and King Jesus Worship team. Judy grew up involved […]

Judy is a worship leader, saxophonist, and songwriter for New Wine and King Jesus Worship team. Judy grew up involved in music programs at the university which prepared her for her career as a vocal coach prior to joining New Wine.

Judy had the privilege to be featured in songs such as “Breakthrough,” on New Wine’s most recent album “Encounter Us Holy Spirit.”

Judy currently has the privilege to travel to the nations and minister God’s presence alongside New Wine and Apostle Guillermo Maldonado.

She enjoys her home life in Miami, Florida.


Jessica Glenn

King Jesus Ministry vocal director and worship leader. Jessica Glenn has always known her calling was in music. At an […]

King Jesus Ministry vocal director and worship leader. Jessica Glenn has always known her calling was in music. At an early age she joined her school’s choir and was always engaged in every singing extracurricular activity which eventually led her to Florida Atlantic University where she earned her Bachelor’s o Arts degree in Music Education. She first stepped foot in King Jesus Ministry when her mother invited her to a Deborah’s conference where she decided to attend, out of obedience. There and then she was baptized in the Holy Spirit for the first time and God began to reveal His purpose and calling over her life in worship. Since hen she has been traveling the world with Apostle Maldonado as a worship leader and also has the charge of vocal director of the worship team. She currently resides in Miami, Florida with husband, Jonathan Glenn and their beautiful twin daughters Gabriela and Janelle.


Manny Vargas

Manny is the Chief Music Director for the services and rehearsals of King Jesus International Ministry. He discovered his passion […]

Manny is the Chief Music Director for the services and rehearsals of King Jesus International Ministry. He discovered his passion for music and piano while he was lying in a hospital bed, having been diagnosed with meningitis. Soon he began to study music theory and the fundamentals of music. Over the years he acquired more and more experience, until one day he arrived at the Ministry and never looked back. Manny says that when he was the band playing in the youth services and on Sundays, and how the singers flowed with Apostle Guillermo Maldonado, he took it as a challenge. He told himself that one day he would be up there, ministering and traveling with the man of God. Sometime later, what he had declared came to pass. Little by little he began to play. It was a long and hard process, but without it he could not have been where he is today. His obedience to the Holy Spirit leads him to create melodies that reach thousands of people and bring them to the feet of Christ.


Jonathan Glenn

Although he did not know it at the time, God was already preparing Jonathan for his purpose at the early […]

Although he did not know it at the time, God was already preparing Jonathan for his purpose at the early age of 4. He took private piano lessons, until he entered college to study civil engineering. However, his secondary specialization was in piano and singing. He often recalls a principle that his father had instilled in him since he was young: always use your talents for God. And that’s just what he did. Jonathan began serving in the worship ministry at King Jesus in January 2012, and by the end of 2014 had been hired full time as a member of New Wine. In 2010, he graduated in Civil Engineering and in 2012, he completed his master’s degree. Currently Jonathan travels around the world with Apostle Guillermo Maldonado, as pianist and musical director, worshiping and creating atmospheres, where the Holy Spirit moves and the glory of God is manifested.

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