Bethel Music is a community of worshipers pursuing the presence of God and capturing fresh expressions of worship out of Redding, California. Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to a global outreach made up of a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians. Brian Johnson, President of Bethel Music, co-founded the […]
Bethel Music is a community of worshipers pursuing the presence of God and capturing fresh expressions of worship out of Redding, California. Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to a global outreach made up of a collective of songwriters, artists and musicians. Brian Johnson, President of Bethel Music, co-founded the collective along with his wife Jenn in 2001. Together Brian and Jenn raise up worshippers who take hold of their true identity and pursue intimacy with God above all else. Bethel Music has released 15 corporate worship albums, each carrying a unique theme and expression of worship to inspire and unite the global church. The label has been nominated for 14 Dove Awards in 2019 alone, and awarded eight Dove Awards as a whole. Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love” was nominated for a Grammy which also garnered an ASCAP Christian Award for “Song of the Year.” In addition, the music label was awarded three other ASCAP Christian Awards including “Raise A Hallelujah” from their latest album VICTORY which reached Christian Radio’s #1 single of the year, and “Stand in Your Love” reaching #2 on Billboard Christian radio charts. As a youthful label of only 10 years, Bethel Music has broken records, ranking in CCLI’s top 25 songs for several consecutive years. “This Is Amazing Grace” has ranked in the top 25 since 2014, “No Longer Slaves” since 2015, “The Lion and the Lamb” since 2016; and new this year, “Reckless Love” appeared in the top 10 since 2018, with “Living Hope” following closely since 2018. Hitting its stride over the last year, Bethel Music has continually ranked at #6 in the top 10 radio market share. In addition to touring and ministering globally, Bethel Music hosts the annual Heaven Come Conference; an on-campus worship school, Bethel Music Worship Conference, held on the campus of Bethel Church; and songwriting retreats in a personal setting with experienced writers. WorshipU, Bethel Music’s online school of worship, offers ongoing teaching and training programs at WorshipU.com. Bethel Music is a worship ministry that formed as an organic extension of Bethel Church in Redding, CA. Over the last seven years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring a cadre of songwriters and worship leaders, with both online and on-campus worship schools. The Bethel Music Artist Collective includes Brian and Jenn Johnson, Steffany Gretzinger, Jonathan David and Melissa Helser, Hunter Thompson, Paul and Hannah McClure, Kalley Heiligenthal, Josh Baldwin, Cory Asbury, Kristene DiMarco and Sean Feucht. Together these artists have six acclaimed albums that all went to the top of Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart, in addition to four GMA Dove Awards and a GMA Covenant Award. Bethel Music’s multi-artist double-disc live recording Have It All (2016) hit No. 1 on the overall iTunes Albums chart and No. 6 on Billboard’s Top Albums chart, becoming Bethel Music’s highest retail debut on the charts ever. Starlight, Bethel Music’s first full-length album recorded live on tour, is among their latest to top the chart.
The heart of Bethel Music is to be a steward of the worship being created and released at Bethel Church, making it a resource available to the world. In addition to thousands of people that attend Bethel’s weekly worship services, another 350,000 plus people subscribe to the online stream of the services at http://www.bethel.tv”>www.bethel.tv. WorshipU, Bethel Church’s online school of worship, features ongoing training programs underneath seasoned instructors, with tracks including worship leader, songwriter, sound engineer, team essentials, producing a song and worship fundamentals, available at http://www.worshipu.com”>www.worshipu.com.