Marcela Gándara Net Worth, Biography, Age, Award, And Career

Marcela Gandara Biografia
Marcela Gandara Biografia

Marcela Gándara is a Mexican singer-songwriter and composer of Christian music originally from Mexico. She was born in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua in 1983, to parents who were professionals in the music business.

Her family relocated soon after she was born due to the violence that plagued their hometown of Ciudad Juárez. By the time she was eight years old, her family had settled in northern New Mexico where Marcela began taking piano lessons from her mother who also worked as the pianist for many local churches.

Marcela Gándara Biography

Marcela Gándara was born on August 24, 1983, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico. From an early age, she liked to sing, however, it did not cross her mind to be a singer.

When she was little, she attended church with her family, but when she reached adolescence, Marcela turned away from the ways of the Lord due to a family crisis.

It was not until she was 18 years old that the psalmist decided to serve the Lord with her voice, participating in the praise and worship ministry of the Centro Cristiano Vino Nuevo church, which she attended in Ciudad Juárez.

Later, he studied in an intensive biblical seminar, making the final decision to dedicate himself to music. It was at this stage of her life that she met the successful Christian singer Jesús Adrián Romero, who pastored, for a time, the congregation that Marcela attended.

Marcela began her professional career doing background vocals in projects for Vástago Producciones, a record label owned by Jesús Adrián Romero, who helped her take her first steps in the professional field of Christian music.

In addition, within the professional field, Marcela has studied Marketing and International Business at the University of Texas, El Paso.

Marcela has two studio albums and three live compilation albums. For her productions, she has obtained two Arpa Awards and seven AMCL Awards.

Marcela Gándara Career

In October 2006, Marcela released her first production, titled Más que un anhelo, made up of 11 Christian songs, mostly authored by Jesús Adrián Romero. This album was a complete success, obtaining Marcela one of the 2007 Arpa Awards and three 2007 AMCL Awards, one of which consecrated her as “Revelation Artist of the Year”. Among the songs by Marcela Gándara that were most popular are the following: “I knew you loved me”, “More than a yearning”, “Before you” and “Give me your eyes”.

In 2008 he released his second album, entitled Digno es el Señor, of which the songs “Digno es el Señor” and “Por las llagas de Jesús” stood out, ideal praises to celebrate Holy Week. That same year she participated along with various artists, including Lilly Goodman and Jesús Adrián Romero, in the Christmas music production, Navidad con Vástago.

In 2009, he released his third production, titled El misma cielo. The songs “The same sky” and “Pensaba en ti” were the most outstanding.

In 2012 she participated in Global Project Español, produced by the Hillsong group, winner of the “Spanish Album of the Year” category at the 2013 Dove Awards. This album was released simultaneously in nine languages. Marcela performed the Spanish versions of the Hillsong songs “Hossanna”, “Es tu amor” and “Eterno amor”.

Throughout her career, the psalmist has participated in duets with prominent artists such as Marcos Witt, Jesús Adrián Romero, and Alex Campos, among others.

Marcela Gándara Age

Marcela Gándara is 39 years old as of June 2023, she was born on 24 August 1983, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.


More than a longing2006
Worthy is the Lord – Special Edition (compilation)2008
Marcela Gándara live from Panama (compilation)2009
The Same Sky2009
Marcela Gándara – Live (compilation)2012


AMCL Awards
Breakthrough Artist of the Year2007
Breakthrough Song of the Year – “I Knew You Loved Me”2007
Breakthrough Album of the Year – More Than a Longing2007
Christmas Album of the Year – Christmas with Kindred2008
Christmas Album of the Year – Christmas with Kindred2008
Pop/Contemporary Song of the Year – “The Same Sky”2009
Message Song of the Year – “Thinking of You”2009
Arpa Awards
Release of the Year – More Than a Wish2007
Best Female Vocal Album – Marcela Gándara – Live2013

Who Is Marcela Gándara?

She is a singer-songwriter and composer of Christian music originally from Mexico. She was born in 1983, in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. She is married to the American Bryce Manderfield.


All in all, Marcela was a genius in the songwriting department and should be considered an icon in modern Christian music. As the years pass by and more people discover her work, I think she will be seen as a forerunner in contemporary Mexican music, defining what is now termed ‘nueva canción cristiana’ or new Christian music.

Not only does Marcela have the capability to write about people’s struggles in their lives but also about love as an expression of human relationships. Not only does she have the capability to woo you with love songs, but also hits you over the head with God’s amazing presence in our lives through beautiful worship choruses.

Her musical talent will continue to be an inspiration for generations of believers both now and in the future, as she has recorded albums that include wonderful re-interpretations of the classics that we all know and love.

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