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Carman was a popular contemporary Christian singer and songwriter known for songs including “The Champion.”

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Published in Trib Total Media on Feb. 17, 2021.
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April 19, 2021
My prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss
Lorraine Holcomb
Friend
April 19, 2021
His music shared Jesus to my heart and I will never forget his witness.
Lynda Lynn
Friend
April 19, 2021
Carman, your songs will forever be an impact and play in my heart and life,,,say I love you to my father God, Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit and my dad Jeremiah,,, Rest in peace.
Joel M
April 18, 2021
i met him in 1982 in phoenix at a christian book store and saw him in concert a few times.A funny story in 1983 i met Paul Crouch at a Dwight Thompson revival and because I was a fan of Carman I asked him when he would have Carmon on Prais the Lord and he said Who is he? About a year later he was all over TBN I am sad my children can never see him live
calvin bowes
Friend
April 18, 2021
Not only an Artist, But i believe to this day. Carman was Also Chosen as a Prophet of God to speak the message of love, teaching Warfare through music. He performed a Free Concert at the Houston Astrodome, Lead more a 1000 souls to the kingdom of God. We are only passing through. I am sure he stored up many treasure in heaven for every soul that God saved at his concerts. I am sure that Angelic forces were present with him during his time doing the will of the father. His mission is now been completed, His life has just now begun. Eternal life with our Lord Jesus Christ. Its those who don't know the lord, i don't think we can imagine where they would go without the lord. Carman clearly painted the picture, through witches invitation, no monsters, the champion. Taught the word through music. A man of exhilarating proportions
Steven Knox
Student
April 15, 2021
Thank You
Elizabeth S
Sister
April 14, 2021
I got saved going to a concert he had
Brian Vick
Friend
April 14, 2021
The loss of this great talent will be felt for years to come. I was fortunate to attend three of his concerts in Michigan over the years, they were phenomenal! No words can express the impact of Carman's ministry and love of Christ upon the world. It is comforting to know that Jesus knows his impact, and great is Carman's reward! Well deserved, Sir.
Christine
Friend
April 13, 2021
I love him very much he was my number one Christian singer of all time I know were he is no dot that heaven with jesus were I coming when I die I want to be like him I love his songs so much very song i sing it blessing my soul but my life empty with out him but i have him in my heart I pray for family in freind to give them mercy in peace in comfort I love u carman i miss u so much but gonna keep on living for jesus till my time come or he come to get me my name is boots I miss u in love rest in peace with jesus
Michael Sims
Friend
April 13, 2021
RIP Carmen.
April 12, 2021
The Christian Arena is saddened by the loss of a giant in the faith. We appreciated his life, music ministry, and the anointing of Carman, He will be missed. We also would like to offer our condolences to the Carman family/friends. We pray for God to continue to send His peace at this time of great loss.
Rich/ Stella Johnson
April 11, 2021
Godspeed champion, well done good and faithful friend. All your songs were an inspiration for all of us and glad to have experienced one of your concerts in Clemson South Carolina in the early’90’s.
Roberto Rodriguez
Friend
April 11, 2021
He was the first Christian artist I ever listened to. I found him about 9 years ago. I listened to him ever since. I will miss him dearly. I still have a hard time believing he is gone. He was someone very special.
Crystal Kincheloe
Friend
April 11, 2021
I miss the lively and energetic Carman that could and would woo most every skeptic with his performances and his love for sharing the word! Oh, if we only had more like Carman. But what is it Paul said: to die is gain. Not an exact quote. Carman is with God our Lord, Savior, Abba; our Yahwa (spelling), in glory! But Carman we miss you, personally I’m so thrilled for you to be with Christ. Singing and dancing before our Lord, what a glorious thought.
Rebecca Stone
Rebecca Stone
Friend
April 10, 2021
It's still so hard to believe he is gone. He was the first Christian artist I ever saw in concert. I'm looking forward to seeing him when I get to heaven.
Dee Jay
Friend
April 8, 2021
I will miss him. I will keep his family in my prayers.
Nancy Deal
Acquaintance
April 7, 2021
Carman, you are truly a legend and God really gifted you with your music talent. You have change the world and changed lives.You're the Best.Your music is so inspiring, entertaining and most of all your message of our Lord Jesus Christ. I thank you so much for your music.I will treasure your music as long as I live.You are now in heaven worshiping our Saviour Will done, good and faithful servant. God bless your beautiful soul! My condolence to all your family!
Angelina Lopez
April 6, 2021
He was a very good man
Alvin e Pace
Friend
April 6, 2021
We always loved your music and videos. We for sure miss you...
Friederike Lehrbass
April 6, 2021
oh, what can I say about the man that I grew up listening to from day one. Heaven is rejoicing. Thank you for the way you delivered your songs, testimony, and your life long commitment to serving Him. Your witness brought me closer to God. Teaching people in an awesome way to where anyone could understand about Jesus. Praying for the family and friends, co-workers, and fans.-just a fan
LESLIE RENA
April 6, 2021
I will miss u my bro
Alvin e Pace
Friend
April 6, 2021
Thank you God for giving the world such a great Godly Man that served you well.
Will never forget the concerts with our kid's and there friends, such a good example of living for
Jesus. Til we meet again in heaven.
Condolences to his wife & family.
April 5, 2021
My prayers are with his family and he was the greatest Christian singer Avenue I went to his concert the first time and I loved him he has a great voice I'm so sorry
April 5, 2021
Donna smith
Brother
April 4, 2021
Heaven has a new voice
Light Of Ministries
April 4, 2021
Carman was one of my first favorite Christian artists he will be missed.
Michael Prichard
April 4, 2021
I am hear broken at hearing about Carmen’s passing. I saw him in Staunton, VA, many years ago when he did a concert. He performed The Champion and it was absolutely incredible!
I am so thankful I was able to be at one of his concerts. Prayers and condolences to his family.
Debbie Hendricks
April 4, 2021
I thank God for the ministry that God gave to Carman. Me and my family was blessed by his ministry.
Jackie Reyes
April 4, 2021
Me and my mom were a big fan of CARMAN wind I was little and one of my favorite memories wind me and my brother were little we us and our mom and our neighbors from our neighborhood used to take us to CARMAN's concert back in 1993 wind he did that album:(the standard) in chicago, illinois wind I was 5 years old
Jacob Swanson
Friend
April 4, 2021
God rest your soul brother Carmen. What an inspiring life you have lived. Jesus was the center of it all and you are in His Holy presence! Thank you for helping to usher in contemporary gospel music!
Cassandra Maxwell
April 2, 2021
He was my first Contemporary Christian concert back in 1987. That concert changed my life. I was a forever fan from that moment. The angels have a new choir member. He will be truly missed.
April 2, 2021
Met this guy when he came to Evansville, Indiana during the R.I.O.T. tour. Truly a down to earth guy and will be missed. The angels are celebrating with him.
Ryan Smith
April 2, 2021
He was an amazing singer I grew up listening to him. When he passed it felt like I lost a part of my family. I will be praying for his family. I hope you keep singing up there in heaven!
Brittany Jones
April 2, 2021
Great artist so different.will miss him.loved his music he knew how to preach Jesus
Linda Simpson
Family
April 2, 2021
You truly are a man of God. Have been a huge fan for over 30 yrs. This world is a darker place without you, but heaven is much brighter.
April 2, 2021
Rest in Peace Carmen. I'm glad I saw you in Sault Ontario in the 90s. Rest in Peace
David Sutton
April 2, 2021
When I heard the news I was very saddened. As I read this I still feel sad. He was a great Christian and singer. Many young people enjoyed listening to him, my kids included. Hes singing in heaven now. I never went to his concerts or meet him but I will in heaven. God bless his family.
Consuelo Medrano
April 1, 2021
Music and ministry woke me up from deep depression. Really opened my eyes to God and what he could do. Truly be missed by many
Holli Beaty
April 1, 2021
Best wishes
Sharon deel
April 1, 2021
I was so shocked when I read of Carmens passing. I’m still shocked! I’m so sad I loved his music! It was a big part of my life. I knew his family. I’m so sad you lost your battle Carmen but your music will never die
Lori Sanders
Friend
March 31, 2021
I am shocked and saddening by the death of Carman. When I was young, I went to all of his concerts with my brother. Carman use to hold his concerts at Calvary Chapel, Costa Mesa, CA. It was through attending those concerts I realized I wanted to start attending Calvary Chapel and leave the church and denomination I was raised in. My mother told me I couldn’t start attending church at CC until I turned 18. The day after my 18th birthday I began attending Calvary Chapel. I have attended a CC throughout my life. You never know how doing the Lord’s work will influence or change someone’s life. I am happy for all the great memories I have and the positive influence Carman had in my life. Carman lived his life for the Lord and ministered to the youth of this world through his concerts and videos. I can’t believe he’s gone and only 65 years old. Prayers for Pastor Hoe, Nancy and their family. God said, “well done my good and faithful servant.”
Star Montgomery
Acquaintance
March 31, 2021
Just found out, i was a new christian and watched his video raising the standard live i was a professional singer in Sydney Australia and saw the joy of using my talent and gift for the Lord thanks to this. Man of God, Rest in Peace goodand faithful servant
James Rangi
March 30, 2021
Your legacy lives on.
Janet Chin
March 30, 2021
I loved his music and the album Sunday's on the way but my favorite was This Blood is for you and Lazarus! I just came across a death notice and he died 7 days before my husband Leland so I imagine Leland's telling him how we sang his songs together. You will be greatly missed and now you get to sing with Jesus. Much love! You were an inspiration in my life.
Sherri Slaton
Friend
March 30, 2021
Your songs were so inspiring. Thank you. May your beautiful soul rest in peace
Melody
March 29, 2021
You sang for the King... Now, you are singing in front of Him! Missed, but never forgotten...
Kimm Rankin
March 29, 2021
My condolences to Dana and Family.
Karan Webb
March 29, 2021
Thank you Carmen for being a great warrior for God and serving Him well.
I was a new Christian in the early 90’s and found your music. It gave me hope, showed me I mattered to God and we have a purpose to serve here on earth. You will be missed here, but I know your smiling down from heaven on us.
Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven...
Sherry Watkins
Friend
March 28, 2021
His music made a impact in my life as a young Christian wife, mother and minister. R.I.P. Carmen and thanks for the memories.
March 28, 2021
Carman, a true and holy gift to us on earth, as love compelles we do not ask for your return, we thank you and will look forward to seeing you soon with our precious Lord Jesus.
Laura Greenleaf
March 28, 2021
Carman, you shared so much light, joy, and truth to this world by God's mercy. Thank you for being a faithful human and your brother's keeper on the earth. Many blessings on your next journey of life after this one. Hope we meet one day and Praise Him Forever together.
Sheila Montgomery
March 28, 2021
His gift from God was such a blessing to my husband and I. We share his songs with our friends saved and unsaved. I morn that we don't have him here with us but he is adding to the choir up with our Lord and they all celebrate Jesus.
Vernon and Roxanne Bowman
Acquaintance
March 28, 2021
Another loved one has crossed the Jordan. I'm praying for your family. The Eternal God is thy refuge and underneath are the Everlasting arms. Jerry Roth, Zephyrhills, Florida
Jerry L Roth
Acquaintance
March 27, 2021
I am truly heartbroken over the death of Carman. He was such an inspiration and words don't seem adequate enough.
Diana Foster
Acquaintance
March 27, 2021
Carman was the 1st Christian singer I had ever heard. Then my children grew up with Carman. I asked "echo" to play Carman songs, and wanted to know his age. That is when I found he had passed. I am so sad, but, it was not coincidence. It was only a few days after he passed that I wanted to hear him sing again! II am sad he has passed, but totally thrilled he has gone to be with the Good Lord for all eternity! May The God of Everything and Everyone bless your family and bring you out on the other side with smiles on your faces and peace in your hearts.
carol t
Acquaintance
March 27, 2021
My Dearest brother in Christ Carman you will be miss tremendously❤May the Lord Jesus Christ keep you in his boson resting in Eternal Peace❤❤❤
Amalia Maldonado
Sister
March 27, 2021
I have SO MUCH to thank Carman for; but what I admired most about him was his kindness. My husband, John, has always worked hard to meet the needs of our family...and he did a great job. But while our needs were always taken care of, we had little left for "wants" .... like "Christian concerts". Carman trusted God SO MUCH that he would do his concerts FOR FREE so everyone who wanted to attend, could. My boys got to go to three concerts! We could have NEVER been able to afford concert tickets at that time. Thank you Carman for your trust in God, your ministry and your music! I'll thank you in person when I meet you in Heaven. One more thing, my deepest condolences to Carman's lovely wife and new family. I had the honor of meeting you and Carman at an event. I was glad to see Carman had finally found the love he had been waiting for. I am honored to have met you BOTH.
Patti Hendricks
March 27, 2021
I remember Carmen performing in Reno Nevada sometime in the 90s I think. At Lawler Events center I think. Then on CBN He was such a gift from God. Had so many talents from the Lord. We had our daughters with us then. They were very young. Carmen Rest In Peace my brother in Christ. Till we meet again!! ✝
March 27, 2021
Carmen you are with our Father in heaven your work is done. Rest in Peace..The Rucker Family
March 26, 2021
I grew up listening to carmans songs. We did put his songs to skits in youth group and my kids grew up listening to him as well. My son met him last year in branson at our home church. When he passed and all the posts started coming in i read in amazement at how many lives were touched by the ministry and faithfullness of this one man. Many will stand in heaven because of Carmans obedience. We will see you again Sir. Thank you for your faithfullness.
Charity Barnhart
March 26, 2021
God bless this great man of God
Mike Franzone
March 26, 2021
Carman, I still have the VHS tape (Absolute Best Videos) my Sister gave me when I first became a disciple of Christ over 20 years ago. I was a babe, and when I watched those videos, they bridged me into a solid commitment. 'A Witches Invitation' enlightened me to always be on guard and stand on the Word no matter what! When I heard of your passing, I just happened to be looking at your face on the cover of that tape. You taught me how to be a true praise and worshipper. I only wish I'd gotten to meet you in person. Rest in peace, mighty warrior for Christ, you will always be missed here.
Robert Garnes
March 26, 2021
A man of God that loved people specially the young people Carman you will be missed but I know we will meet in heaven one day love your songs and I listen to them in my car
Mayda Vedilago
March 25, 2021
Carmen you are a great friend and will be greatly missedyour friend Kerry kennedy.
Kerry Kennedy
Friend
March 24, 2021
Carman will always be remembered here on earth but friends let’s not forget, he has a work to do in the Kingdom of God, as we all do, therefore, we cannot sorrow as those who have no hope.....Glory To God!!!! It’s not over, but to be continued! We all will see our Blessed Hope, He, JESUS
Gae Scott
Friend
March 24, 2021
God bless you and your family. Enjoyed your music when I was younger. Still do....
Carolyn Roggensee
Friend
March 24, 2021
Well done thou good and faithful servant. You are welcome into the presence of the Lord.
Sincerely Cindie Caron and family
Cynthia Caron
Friend
March 24, 2021
I'll always remember Carman. I went 2 two concerts in the 90s. He loved Jesus & wanted to leave a legacy & he did. See u in heaven Carman!
Carmen Gonzales
Friend
March 24, 2021
Amazing ministry, Christian
Miss you much
Doreen Melchiorre
Acquaintance
March 23, 2021
She was always a fighter
March 23, 2021
Loved his music. My kids listened tohim also. Loved his videos. And the way he touched everyone thru his music and a powerhouse for God. See you in heaven
My brother in Christ. Kim Ader Seaford, Delaware
March 23, 2021
He was a devoted christian, and loyal friend. He loved Jesus and he also loved his Mother. God bless you, in your divine mansion.
Nalubwama Milly Ereth
Friend
March 22, 2021
Well I am very sorry that he died. But he finished his purpose and left a legacy for others to leaned from. He us now in heaven with Jesus. My condolences to his wife, and his children and other members of his earthly family.
Susana Mendez
March 22, 2021
I've loved his singing for many years. His songs has depth and meaning
And still bring tears to my eyes. He is with our Lord now singing his praises.
Linda Dowd
March 22, 2021
He was a great man of God. I loves his programs and singing. God used him in a mighty way. We will forever miss him.
Gloria Holcomb
Acquaintance
March 22, 2021
I grew up listening to Carman's music and watching him performan on TBN. Such fond memories of the Mission 3:16 concerts. I never got to meet him in person as I lived outside the US but I will see him in Heaven. Enjoy the party!
Yvonne Rochester
Friend
March 22, 2021
I first saw Carmen as a babe in Christ on TBN. That was in 1995 stationed in Hawaii. Then we moved to Virginia & he had a concert at Kings Dominion in summer 99? Took my 4 boys their 1st Anointed Jesus concert!!!! Thank you for pouring out to everyone Carmen see you later...
March 21, 2021
My heart is broken. I didn’t know he passed away. I loved his music. Such a blessing to us all. I know he’s shouting on the hills of glory. My sincere prayers are with all of his family and loved ones, Rest In Peace dear brother, thanks for so any wonderful moments of praise to our sweet Jesus.
Margie Moore.
Friend
March 21, 2021
Carmen, you were so unique, fearless, and we loved your concerts, your videos, and your music... I had one of your CD's downloaded for worship in the church about 1-2 yrs ago... Will miss you and your style. I'm guessing you are having a great time in heaven with their style of music... Sorry you are not here. But you left an indelible mark.
Sheila Walker
Friend
March 20, 2021
Carmen thank you for all you did for the gospel in .music you didn't seem to think of your amazing gift it was to big but I beg to differ you touched so many lifestyles the song fear. Not my child is my favorite

Deborah Vandersmitte
Friend
March 20, 2021
I would like to thank you for all you did to bring the Holy Spirit to your concerts so people could be saved. I am sure Jesus is blessing you and holding you very close ❣ I am sooo thankful for you Dana you was aVery special gift from God to Carman in his last days❣ God Bless you the rest of your life.
I am so thankful we still have his music ❣ Thank you Carman
Ruth Christopher
March 20, 2021
Your song Fear Not My Child Has comforted me in many challenging times. Thank you for sharing your God given talent.
March 20, 2021
I am Soo Very much Sorry to read about Carman Carman passing away I know he's in Heaven now with Jesus Christ Amen ❤❤ My Prayers ❤ are for his family Loads.
Tina Malone
March 20, 2021
RIP Carman =”
Although I didn’t get to meet you in person, I was honored to have got to be able to attend one of your concerts. I have been listening to your music since I was 9 years old! It saddened my heart to hear of your passing but gives me peace that you are rejoicing now in Heaven! Your legacy will continue to live on! RIP! We all will love and miss you! ❤
Chasity Revilla
Acquaintance
March 20, 2021
Carman Was Loved & Will Be Missed By Billions Of Souls -
♡♡♡
R. Albanese
Acquaintance
March 20, 2021
Loved & Will Be Missed.
R. Albanese
Acquaintance
March 20, 2021
Loved & Will Be Missed.
R. Albanese
Acquaintance
March 20, 2021
In my darkest hours it was your music reminding me that God loves me and pulling me out of darkness. I saw you many times in concert as a young girl and couldn't understand all the words as I'm deaf but the feel of the music on my feet and the holy spirt moving though me it was as if I could hear you! I have followed you as I became an adult and started to read all the words to your songs, They touched me more then anything. We cry because you are not with us but we shout for joy as you walk with God!
March 20, 2021
You will be sorely missed as a light in this darkened world! Thank you for all you did to reach others for Christ and live a life as a role model for others! We thank God for giving you as a gift to us! Till we meet again......we send our love! ❤
Dianne West
Acquaintance
March 19, 2021
I remember listening to Carmen after I accepted Jesus in 1989. His music was anointed and brought chills to my skin. His music told a true story of the God of heaven in whom we worship. Thank you Jesus for using him as he exercised his talent that you put inside of him. My brother in Christ I will see again!
Tammy Poirier
Sister
March 19, 2021
Thank you God for Carman. He has been a blessing to my family. Our puppet team and youth group sent many years praising God using your music. MY thoughts and prayers are with Carman's family.
Sharon Morris
March 19, 2021
My husband and myself are very sorry for the lost of Carman we were.in shock when we learn of his death. He was a very special person and amazing christian singer.
Alberto & Maria Del Rio
March 19, 2021
Praying for Dana and the rest of the family may the Lord wrap his arms around you
Kim Reif
March 19, 2021
You are in the arm's of Jesus, you touched many lives, in your music and video's. I'm blessed to have known you and will be seeing you soon. My condolences and prayer's for your family. You passed over on my birthday
Deborah Long
Acquaintance
March 19, 2021
My deepest condolences to you and your family he will be missed
Mayda Vedilago
March 19, 2021
Just WOW ! Carman was like family in the Spirit to me. I listened to him so much & shared him with so many. He was my brother who loved Jesus so much & people. I miss him but have his music & feel his love. Your pain is over but im sure your beautiful wife misses you. I love you both. Thank you Carman. Thank You so much !
Lynn Malcom
Family
March 18, 2021
Carman was one awesome singer, entertainer, brother in Christ, musician, fellow JESUS follower and such a wonderful, caring person. I met him twice at two of his many concerts. Took a pic the 2nd time and so glad we did. We will miss him tremendously, but I guess JESUS thought HE should call Carman to his final home, to sing before the heavenly hosts and so HIS will be done. GOD be with his family & close friends and heal the hearts of those who loved him most. Always thinking of you, Carm. K & J
Katie & John Sansone
Friend
March 18, 2021
Was such a joy, will be missed greatly!!!
March 18, 2021
The world lost a true believer in JESUS CHRIST who spread the word to the young ppl like never before he is surely missed.Rest in the arms of your King forever Carman.
March 18, 2021
Now more than ever we need God in America Again. He said it so well. I had taken my daughter to one of his concerts in the mid 90's in Tulsa but never had the opportunity to meet him. I discovered his music in the late 80's and loved his music ever since. My daughter grew up listening to his music and we both miss him terribly.
Sheila Marsh
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