Brian Johnson is a co-founder of Bethel Music and Bethel Music Worship school, headquartered in Redding, California. He is also a musician, songwriter, singer, and speaker. Brian has been an executive producer and songwriter for over 16 albums by Bethel Music that have influenced the culture of worship across the global church.
Bethel Music 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.
Brian Johnson’s latest single “God of Revival”, co-written with Phil Wickham, is a fervent prayer and cry for the God of revival to awaken us again and pour out His Spirit on our families, cities, and nations. “God of Revival” was the first single to be released as part of Bethel Music’s God of Revival album. Brian was nominated for three Dove Awards in 2019, including “Living Hope” which he performed at the award show alongside Phil Wickham. His song “One Thing Remains”, was awarded #1 song for ASCAP Christian Music and #1 Radio Single in 2013. Brian authored his first book When God Becomes Real in 2019 about his journey out of a 6-month nervous breakdown. Brian has written and been a part of several anthem songs sung by the global church such as “Forever”, “No Longer Slaves”, “Ever Be”, and “God I Look to You”.
Brian and Jenn reside in Redding, California, with their five wonderful children, Haley, Téa, Braden, Ryder Moses, and Malachi Judah.