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Music Program

Music is the soul of Columbus Center for Spiritual Living

Our music supports the powerful Sunday messages through the soulful sound of our house band; Tony Bonardi on keyboards, Steve Perakis on bass, and Joe Nelson on drums.

Each Sunday special guests offers a wide variety of musical styles, from soul to jazz to rock and roll.

We sing together just to make sure that Spirit knows we are in the house!

Special Musical Guest, Kim Belew – April 15

Kim Belew is a world traveling and award winning conscious rap musician, spoken word artist, singer  and speaker who uses her own life challenges and transformations to bring hope and consciousness through words and music.  Kim has has had 3 songs as Posi Music awards finalists as well as sharing inspirational and authentic speaking and workshops around the country. Always expanding and stretching herself personally and musically, Kim brings a unique expression of empowering talks, workshops and music wherever she goes.

Artists in Residence Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett

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We are very happy to have Lisa and Erika with us to inspire our already terrific music program!  Here’s how they have been described: Fire and honey. Lightning and gold. Fusing earthiness with the transcendent, Lisa Ferraro and Erika Luckett give birth to music born of the earth and destined for the heavens. Never mind that  their combined voices blend so seamlessly we forget there are two of them or the multi-faceted guitar playing is so versatile that one instrument becomes a funk band or a trio of flamenco playing gypsies.  These two extraordinarily talented artists are far more than the sum of their parts and the music they create offers a feast of Sonic Nourishment.  Visit their website at

Staff Musicians

Tony Bonardi, Keyboards

Tony BonardiTony Bonardi is a familiar in jazz clubs around Columbus and you can hear him often late night at Dick’s Den.

He has been playing music with the Center for three years, along with arranging choir music and serving as assistant choir director.

Tony also teaches piano and music lessons to a new generation of talent.

Steve Perakis, Bass and Sound

Steve PerakisSteve has been with the Center since the beginning in 2008, first serving as the sound technician until his considerable talents on the bass guitar were discovered. He oversees sound set up and quality, and puts together live music for special occasions.

Steve has performed locally and internationally, continues to perform and compose in a multitude of styles, is the leader of several successful groups, teaches bass and audio recording and owns a growing project recording studio. He has been playing bass for more than three decades, has two decades of accompaniment experience in musical theatre, international and modern dance.

Find our more about Steve at

Joe Nelson, Drums

Joe Nelson

Joe Nelson is heard playing drums for Electricman Band and many others here in Columbus and around the state.

He’s pictured here with his family, Jenny and Sam.

Guest Musicians

Here are a few of the local musicians who frequent our Sunday mornings.

Chad Warren

Chad WarrenChad has grown up in the New Thought movement and straddles both the world of popular music and spiritual songs.

Chad is a songwriter and guitar player and is currently working on a new CD entitled Learning to Communicate.

He is also a frequent guest at the Young Adults Service on Wednesday evenings.



Jesse Powers

Jesse PowersJesse is a young actress, currently serving the Columbus Children’s Theatre. She serves as a song leader on Sundays, as well as a soloist. She also sings her amazing original songs at the Young Adults Service on Wednesday evenings.

 Ralph Leeseberg

Ralph LeesebergRalph plays music in all the New Thought churches and Centers in the area. He plays with the sixties rock band, The Bead People, and is a singer-songwriter well-known for his humor and sense of fun.

Carisa Holmes

Carisa HolmesCarisa Holmes is a singer/songwriter, author and Holistic Health Advisor. She uses integrative energy work to help her clients get “unstuck” and incorporates her music in videos and audios designed to promote healing.

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