For several years Elmer has blessed many with his talents as a singer, songwriter, musician, producer and designer. He's done most of his communicating and inspiring via online communities such as YouTube, FaceBook and his blog site. (www.elmercanasjr.com) His diversity in style, communication and music has allowed him to connect with people of diverse age groups, ethnicities and faiths. As a Latino born in Los Angeles, CA he learned to communicate art and music to the vast audiences in both English and Spanish. He studied Music Business at Cal State Northridge prior to moving to Dallas, TX in 2002 where his career and ministry would develop.
At the beginning of 2013 Elmer set out to establish himself as an artist/producer that would impact both English and Spanish speaking audiences. This year alone Elmer has been featured in 3 projects, (Great I Am - Calvary Church; Beautiful God - Bre Botello and We Believe - Integrity Music/ Assemblies of God) in each of these projects we see a different side of his musical persona . He has since then released 3 self-produced albums (Upon His Love, Be Everything and En Control) that allow listeners to enjoy a diverse sound of music, all the way from unplugged guitars to hip-hop beats and electro pop dance music. He currently is working on a live recording that will take place in the fall of 2013 and is also working with the spanish network Enlace on producing an hour long television program full of original music and devotionals that will air across all the Americas and Europe.
Elmer believes in impacting his local community and is doing just that. In the summer of 2013 he launched 31 ACTS, an awareness campaign encouraging our generation to reach out and make a difference through Acts of Kindness. Using the power of relationships and social media we're able to make a global impact one person at a time. Random acts of kindness and coordinated events are encouraged and organized by Elmer and his wife. He also believes in serving his community via the local church. He is currently transitioning from Calvary Church, Irving, TX to Cornerstone Church, Nashville, TN to continue impacting people through his music ministry.
"Success isn't an achievement that can be worn on a single sleeve, it's a trail one leaves behind for others to follow and grow in; Legacy." This is a standard that Elmer lives by and it's reflected in his leadership and most importantly in his home. Elmer and Laurie have been married for 6 years and are blessed with two beautiful children; Jordan Elm (5) and Emry Jaylen (1).