We Are Messengers


We Are Messengers


Seeing lives radically transformed with the desire to serve God is the heartbeat behind WE ARE MESSENGERS. The band, originally from Ireland and now based in the United States, is led by Darren Mulligan, whose passionate vocals and poignant songwriting garnered the group’s first GMA Dove Award nomination for 2017 New Artist of the Year. Radio stations across the country whole-heartedly embraced the band and its message, as the album’s lead single, “Everything Comes Alive,” became a Top 5 hit and one of Word Entertainment’s fastest-growing radio singles. The band’s follow-up single, “Magnify,” eclipsed the reach of the first single and also reached Top 5 at radio, followed by the equally successful single “Point To You.” In addition, Mulligan’s compelling songwriting can be heard on Crowder’s “My Victory,” as well as selections placed in film and television such as “I Want You,” which was chosen as the theme song for TV show “Coupled,” and the song “I’ll Think About You” featured in the most deeply moving moment of the feature film The Shack.

Since their debut release in 2016, We Are Messengers has played to more than 600,000 people as a part of the Winter Jam Tour Spectacular, the largest annual tour in Christian music, on major tours with Big Daddy Weave and the K-LOVE Christmas Tour alongside Steven Curtis Chapman, and their own headlining tours.

Whether on stage or in the studio, We Are Messengers presents its truth with a confidence and purity that cuts through the noise. “We try to write simple songs for a very complicated world,” shares Mulligan. “At the very core of what we do is honesty and transparency. We want to be sincere. I want to be vulnerable and write songs that allow people to meet with God right where they are, in their humanity.”

Mulligan’s sensitive heart for the lost and hurting shines through in his songs as he himself was once lost and hurting. Raised on a steady diet of American music—everything from Elvis and Johnny Cash to Guns N’ Roses and Nirvana—Mulligan’s youth found him chasing wealth and fleeting fame through a music career that took him to America for the first time as a guitarist for a mainstream rock band. His life was spiraling out of control when he received a call from his former girlfriend Heidi telling him she had become a Christian. Shortly thereafter, he decided to leave the band, move back to Ireland and asked her to marry him. Unbeknownst to Mulligan, she began praying daily for her future husband’s salvation. Three weeks before their wedding, at a time when he was an avowed atheist, Mulligan had a life-altering experience in church and surrendered his life to Christ.

He eventually picked up his guitar again and began writing music rooted in faith. Today, the songs he writes and the stories he shares from stage stem from his own dramatic conversion and subsequent transformation. “We want to tell people about the goodness of God. Music allows us to have that conversation,” Mulligan offers of We Are Messengers’ ultimate mission. “We want to love people the way He loves us.”



Led by Darren Mulligan, We Are Messengers is a family, band and ministry originally hailing from Ireland and now based in the United States. We Are Messengers’ self-titled debut garnered the collective its first Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year. The album’s lead single, “Everything Comes Alive,” became a Top 5 hit and Word Entertainment’s fastest-growing radio single since Francesca Battistelli’s GRAMMY® award-winning No. 1 song, “Holy Spirit.” In addition, the band’s follow-up single, “Magnify,” also reached Top 5 at radio. Mulligan’s poignant songwriting can also be heard on Crowder’s “My Victory,” as well as selections placed in film and television such as “I Want You,” which was chosen as the theme song for TV show “Coupled.” Since the release of their debut in 2016, We Are Messengers has played to more than 600,000 people as a part of major tours and their own headlining events.

We Are Messengers - Story Behind "Point To You"
We Are Messengers - "Magnify" (Official Music Video)
We Are Messengers - Everything Comes Alive (Official Video)

Upcoming Events

March 20, 2018
Keene, NH
The Colonial Theatre Group, Inc.
March 21, 2018
Rochester, NY
Roberts Wesleyan College
March 22, 2018
Charleston, ME
Charleston Church
March 23, 2018
Rotterdam, NY
Open Arms Church
March 24, 2018
Poughkeepsie, NY
Changepoint Church
March 25, 2018
Freeport, ME
Freeport Performing Arts Center
April 07, 2018
Saint Joseph, MO
Word of Life Church
April 08, 2018
Jackson, TN
Journey Church
April 12, 2018
Bismarck, ND
Bismarck Community Church
April 13, 2018
Spearfish, SD
Countryside Church
April 14, 2018
Alexandria, MN
Alexandria Covenant Church
April 15, 2018
McCook, NE
McCook City Auditorium
June 06, 2018
Madill, OK
National Sand Bass Festival
June 08, 2018
Bethany, MO
Miracle Hills Ranch
June 09, 2018
Aurora, NE
June 10, 2018
Hastings, NE
June 16, 2018
Sheldon, IA
Rise Fest c/o Rise Ministries
June 21, 2018
Mason, OH
King's Island
June 23, 2018
Doswell, VA
King's Dominion Theme Park
June 28, 2018
Pottersville, NY
Word of Life
July 01, 2018
Richmond, KY
Eastside Community Church
July 06, 2018
Bethel, ME
Sunday River Ski Resort
July 12, 2018
Oshkosh, WI
Sunnyview Fairgrounds
July 21, 2018
Mineral City, OH
Atwood Lake Park - Alive Festival
July 22, 2018
Grand Haven, MI
Waterfront Stadium
July 30, 2018
Darien Center, NY
Darien Lake Theme Park
August 03, 2018
Midland, TX
Rock The Desert Festival Field
August 04, 2018
Duluth, MN
Bayfront Festival Park
August 05, 2018
Wickliffe, OH
Cener for Pastoral Leadership
August 25, 2018
Santa Claus, IN
Holiday World
September 14, 2018
Charleston, WV
Bible Center Church
September 16, 2018
Hopewell, VA
The Beacon Theatre