Don is the son of a pastor, seminary professor, and Bible translator. He enjoys studying the scriptures deeply, learning the original intent of the verses and the context in which they were written as he writes his songs. The message of God's passion for people and His redemption often becomes buried in our guilt and mistaken attempts to please God through our own efforts. Don's passion is to let people know that God already loves us, that our imperfections were paid for on the Cross, and that we can approach God as His friends and offspring now through Jesus.
Don is one of the pioneers of contemporary Christian music, having begun his recording career in the 70s. He has traveled worldwide and still writes and records in his own "Heart Rock Studios" in Colorado where he resides with his wife, recording artist, Wendy Francisco.
Don Francisco's music has always focused on the forgiveness of a loving God. Don is known worldwide for his ballads written from the point of view of Bible characters who were surprised by God's grace. His best known song, "He's Alive", is written from the point of view of Peter just after the crucifixion of Jesus. "Too Small A Price" is another powerful song written from the point of view of the thief on the cross who slowly comes to realize that he is being crucified next to the Messiah.