Welcome to Rekindle Records. We are a faith-based, independent record label, focused on developing, producing and promoting artists and high quality music releases. We are our artists’ biggest fans. Our commitment to our artists and music listeners alike is to work tirelessly to bring life-giving music to the world.
Music is powerful. It has the ability to move us and to change us. We personally believe that music should move us to dance, sing, shout, bring us to tears, and has the ability to inspire us--to change the world. We are dreamers on a mission. We believe God created music to be a powerful gift to be used to enrich our lives. It can refresh our souls, it can lift our weary hearts, and it can challenge our minds--to change and affect us in many unexpected ways.
We believe music is more than just a vehicle to spread a message--it’s a beautiful form of art to be nurtured with excellence and care. But we also equally value ministry and believe we are called to serve the Church and any who are lost, hurting and broken, and particularly young people. Our prayer is that God will rekindle in all our hearts a passionate love for Him so that we will be set ablaze with His compassion and grace to shine bright in this dark world who desperately need His light and love.
Scripture references that inspire us:
2 Timothy 1:6 (Amplified): "That is why I would remind you to stir up, rekindle the embers of, fan the flame of, and keep burning the gracious gift of God, the inner fire that is in you."
Matthew 5:14-16 (The Message): "You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand--shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven."
Our Rekindle team has experience with recording, music production, artist management, live performance, merchandising, tour management, event production, ministry and more.
Jacob Chojnacki, President. Jacob has a background in youth ministry, worship, liturgy, psychology and business. He was a church youth minister for nearly a decade, clinical counselor and currently active in business outside Chicago.
Joshua Staar, A&R Director. Joshua has a background in music and worship ministry, recording studio management, music recording/production and event productions.
Paul Bauer, Operations Director. Paul has a background in business management with an MBA and has served in leadership positions with various church ministries over the last 30 years.