I have such a tremendous respect for my friend, Jukka Palonen, whom I have know for many years. He is a great family man who is an absolute pleasure to work with. His heart and passion for ministry is rare in the world of music ministry that all to often is full of people looking out for their own interests and reputation. Jukka is nothing like that - he has a burden to see churches grow in their ability to develop musicians, singers, and tech support in their God-given gifts. Jukka seeks to develop people to maximize both their anointing and their talents.
Extremely professional with high production expectations, Jukka has been used by the Lord for decades to take churches and individuals to their highest level in exalting Christ.
Both David Wilkerson and myself relied heavily on Jukka and his giftings in many of our many outreach events around the world.
Author and evangelist
I have known Jukka Palonen well for the past 5 years, and I have known of his incredible reputation for the 15+ years before that. I remember how I first saw Jukka in New York City in the 90's as he was helping direct the Times Square Church worship band and choir. When I closed my eyes I could swear it was a black R&B studio musician playing the keyboard and organ, but when I opened them I saw this white guy from Finland who had a 1000+ song library memorized.
I can't recommend him highly enough. Jukka has a heart for the Lord and for music ministry that is incomparable. He would be a great asset to your church’s music ministry and will bring a wealth of experience and expertise that is rare. He is well versed in all styles of music - black gospel, rock, R&B, contemporary, traditional hymns, etc. Jukka has a God-given passion for quality worship that is based not solely on talent, but on the anointing working through individuals who are submitted to the working and moving of the Holy Spirit.
CEO, Nicky Cruz Outreach
Associate Pastor and Co-Founder, The Springs Church