Singer/songwriter/survivor Benny DiChiara and his chart-topping indie Christian rock band, Empowered, have released their new music video, “Jesus Can Heal the World.” The new video drops just as the band’s previous single, the moving ballad, “I’ll Meet You There (Daddy’s Song),” written in tribute to DiChiara’s father who died from cancer in 2020, reached No. 1 on Indiegospel.net’s Top 20 Songs chart in April 2023.
The “Jesus Can Heal the World” video was filmed in the band’s hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was directed by Richy Long, with special thanks to the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge. The song was produced by Mikey Howard for Love Journey Music.
“Jesus Can Heal the World,” written by DiChiara and his Dove Award-nominated co-writer, Mikey Howard, lead singer of 7eventh Time Down, is the first single and video from Empowered’s latest EP, Yahweh Nissi, from Slingshot Records.
“It was an honor and a privilege to collaborate with Mikey Howard, our album producer, on ‘Jesus Can Heal the World.'” says DiChiara. “Basically, it’s what we feel the world needs to hear right now. With all of the evil and unrest that seems to prevail in today’s world, it’s the hope of hope. It’s Jesus. And only He can heal the world.”
DiChiara and Howard, who is also the writer of 7eventh Time Down’s No. 1 Billboard chart-topper, “God is on the Move,” recently performed “Jesus Can Heal the World” as a duet on the main stage of Louisiana’s Yes Fest, where Empowered shared the stage with Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, and 7eventh Time Down, among others.
“We sang our new radio single, ‘Jesus Can Heal The World,’ and the crowd knew the chorus by the end of the song and started singing along,” says DiChiara. “That was an incredible moment…God showed up!”
The Yes Fest appearance was DiChiara and Empowered’s first live performance of their Yahweh Nissi project, which has been featured on national media outlets including NRB TV”s Babbie’s House; nationally syndicated radio show Bill Martinez Live! (airing in 300+ U.S. markets), World Christian Broadcasting, and many more.