Celestine was originally from a small town named Lunao near Gingoog City in the Southern Philippines. She grew up as the youngest of three sisters and four brothers. Her brothers all played instruments and her sisters all sang. Their father was an elder in a small church and the brothers and sisters all provided the music so Celestine grew up with a love of music along with her love for Jesus. Getting together with friends and singing contests were two of the favorite pastimes in their small community. Life was simple but Celestine dreamed of a life where singing and glorifying God would take priority .
Michael was classically trained on piano since he was eight years old. He's been writing songs since he was 11. His rock bands CDs have been released in 16 countries and has toured in many of them. He opened shows for KANSAS, JEFFERSON STARSHIP and CHARLIE RICH. He played with The Drifters, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, The Shirells, members of Pavlov's Dog and most recently Yezda Urfa.
At the age of 14, he played in bars for about 3 years and came under conviction. He quit and decided he was playing music he deemed unfit. God sent christian musicians who were playing a style he wasn't used to-Christian speed metal, CRUCIFIX. They opened for Sacred Warrior out of Chicago. He saw many peoples lives changed. They eventually broke up and he played various Christian bands. He decided to give up drumming until 2008. He felt God was calling him back into ministry. He now plays in Celestine and in his local church and he's never been happier.
Acoustic guitar/ Cello
Ben Lingle started playing guitar when he was just 12 years old, because the next year he knew he would start playing guitar in school. Since studying guitar, he found a love for music and that's when his career started. He met the Barry's back in 2012 when they asked him to play at a concert with them. Ben is now 15 and still playing with Celestine. He also loves Jesus and sharing him through music. Ben plays many instruments, cello, trombone, just to name a few. He is honored and blessed to be in the group and hopes to share Jesus for the rest of his life.