Rachel Zello is a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter from Fredericksburg, Virginia. She has performed across America, in India, Uzbekistan, Israel, Guatemala and is currently touring with Aaron Boyd (formerly BlueTree), Dove nominated writer of the hit worship song, “God of This City.”
After experiencing a personal traumatic event in 2011, Rachel ran to God who is near to the broken hearted and found healing in her journey with Him. In describing what motivates her, Zello explained, “through my music, I want to help others experience the same healing and freedom I found and give them hope so they can see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.” At the age of 14, Rachel entered her first national singing competition, was the first ever female junior vocalist showcased, and performed at the KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky.
The daughter of missionaries, Zello has traveled the world and her love for music was influenced by watching and listening to others passionately worship God in their native languages. She is a strong advocate for the smallest victims of human sex trafficking. Every year, she spends Christmas (her birthday) and the New Year in India with children rescued from the red-light district, showering them with gifts. As a vocal artist, she represents Jewels 4 God International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps rescue women and children from human trafficking. Zello comes from a Godly legacy, which also greatly influenced her love and passion for hurting people. Her grandparents were pioneers in the worldwide ministry of Teen Challenge with David Wilkerson (her grandmother, Kay, is mentioned in critically acclaimed best-selling book, The Cross and the Switchblade). Zello serves as a worship artist and fundraising representative for Jewels 4 God International, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps rescue women and children from human trafficking.
Zello’s independantly released her original debut single, “Set Me Free,” on August 10, 2018, was inspired by her personal story and Psalms 34:18.
When not on tour, Rachel volunteers leading worship at LifePoint Church (Pastor Daniel Floyd) in Virginia, one of the largest and fastest growing multi-site churches in America.
“I don’t want others to just be entertained and observe when I sing,” Zello said about her performances. “I also want them to participate and encounter a personal, loving God who identifies with them in every way, and who cares about every detail of their lives.”